There were just a few flights that made it to Lukla today and I was happy to be on the first to arrive. It was a gentle flight punctuated with a perfect landing and the absence of any drama worthy of another YouTube video. The views of terraced farms and big mountains were spectacular. It was just what I had hoped for.
The trek today was equally gentle and straightforward. I walked for about four hours from Lukla to Phakding on a path that surrenders approximately 200′ in elevation as it follows the Dhudh Kosi river. It was an enjoyable day and a great way to begin acclimatizing to the higher elevations. Spring has arrived to the Khumbu Valley and the rhododendrons are in bloom.
Tomorrow I plan to walk to Namche Bazar.