An early start and out to the Domestic terminal by 5.30am. The weather gods were on our side. We arrived into Lukla at 7.10am.
An emotional reunion with Ngima who I haven't seen since the passing of her beloved Mingma. Ngima, along with two others will porter for me on this journey to Base Camp. Never, never underestimate the power of a Nepalese woman. They breed them tough in the mountains.
Glorious sunshine as we made our way to our first stop, Tok Tok. I know all too well that as soon as that glorious sunshine diminishes for the day the icy mountain air drops to below zero very quickly.
Hoping for a good sleep tonight as tomorrow is the first of one of our big climbs up into Namche Bazaar.