Sunday, November 01, 2009

Everest Base Camp (1)

Please click here to view EBC Photo Album #1 taken by yours truly (KC).

(remember to press F11 key, move mouse to ensure captions are activated/displayed at the bottom of photos).

On 4 October 2009, the 13-member EBC group excitedly took a flight via Thai Airways from KLIA to Kathmandu, Nepal. The group transit at the International airport in Bangkok. Photo showing yours truly (KC) in the Bangkok International airport.

All smiles -- arriving at the airport of Kathmandu

Good to see you again: Cheban, the Trekking Agent, presenting garland to Rocky Dan while Ram, the committed Main Mountain Guide looks on.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! This is the first group photos in Nepal. Look how cheerful (and fully charged) we were then.
A welcoming dinner by courtesy of Cheban at a leading restaurant in Thamel

5 October 2009 at the local airport flying to Lukla, the start of trekking. Fiona standing on a conventional but heavy duty scale.

The group is excitedly posing for a group photo before boarding a plane

Look! Look! Look! Please refer to the photo album on what is Fiona's concern

Yeah! We have landed. But we landed back in Kathmandu! Just 10 minutes before landing at Lukla, due to bad weather, the pilots decided to abort the landing and the group went for a round trip with no extra charge plane flight.

The eagle has landed! That is on the following day 6 October 2009 ... Sharon Tan.

The boundary of the airport at Lukla

Start of EBC trip at Lukla: (L-R) Pei Ling, Jayne, Alexis, Fiona and Siti.

A group photo into the real trekking action.
Front (L-R): Yee Choi, WongFK, yours truly (KC), Siti, Ikhwan.
Back: Pei Ling, Sharon, Alexis, Fiona, Rocky Dan, Jayne, SC Yong, PK Chan.

Nice shot PK Chan !

A unique and beautiful flowers along the trek.

The journey continues ... Stay tuned for Posting #2.

Posted by KC


Anonymous said...

Hi, congrats on ur group achievement!! and Great photos u all have there~!!! looking fwd for more from u guys.... If u wonder who is this, I'm the lonely Malaysian guy who went to the EBC as well...we met at the Kathmandu airport.. ;)

take care...


KC & the Sunshine Runners said...

Hi Radzi,
Good to hear from you again. I hope you have an exciting trip to EBC as well. EBC trek is really beautiful but it is a tough trek.

Cheers! KC :-)