FROM LUKLA TO JUNBESI: THE SOLUKHUMBU DISTRICT
A short flight from Kathmandu up to the Himalayan region and we felt like we were in a completely different world. Lukla airport is known to be one of the most dangerous airports in Nepal and the world… it’s simply a concrete landing strip and tin shed in the middle of nowhere, and surrounded by incredible landscapes and mountains.
The First Trek
We said goodbye to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, and hello to the beautiful Himalayan mountains. Our first day included a trek (and a little bit of rain) which took around four hours to get to our next stop.
The Himalayan region was absolutely stunning – no matter the weather. The surroundings were quiet, dark grey clouds folded around the mountain peaks, and every little home we saw along the way was uniquely different from the last.
One of the locals we met along the way – he was very excited to introduce us to his very shy little granddaughter.
Sunset in the Hills
The rain lasted until nightfall, and by the time we reached our campsite it was too dark to see where we were going or what was around us. Luckily, we had amazing Sherpas from the organisation ‘Keep Walking Nepal’ and once we arrived they set up our campsite for us. We could only see around using our torch lights, so it wasn’t until the next morning that we actually saw the village.
Stay tuned for day 2!
Written By Alice Moran
Alice is a local Geelong gal who loves to travel, enjoys photography as a hobby and wants to hear and share more stories. You can check out her Instagram here