Today was our final day in Nepal. We spent the morning fighting through the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu to reach the Fire Station.
Today we went to Bhaktapur which is the newest area in Kathmandu but with some of the older architecture.
This morning started with a bleary eyed assembly in the back garden of Numbur hostel at 5am. Our goal was the peak of a local hill to watch the sun rise and see the peak of Everest where we had previously failed due to the weather.
Today we where woken with our usual morning cup of tea from the Sherpas. After breakfast we packed our day bags for the hike ahead and set off from the lodge.
This morning the team had an early start to hike up to 3,300 metres to Ratangge Danda to its viewing point which has a clear view of Mount Everest and its surrounding mountainous giants.
Due to unexpected weather conditions yesterday, we were unable to start our journey to Lukla as our safety would have been at risk.
We started the day today by finishing the mural and all writing our names at the bottom. After lunch we did a tour of the village to catch a glimpse of life in a Nepali village.
Today work continued at the school. A trench was made at the back to help with drainage. We also worked towards completing the mural and sanded down tables that will be used in the classrooms.
Following the school opening ceremony yesterday, we continued our work by varnishing more benches and moving 13 tons of earth and rock to provide protection from the monsoon rain.
This morning began with us carrying out some final preparation for the school opening. We made a start on the mural Adam designed and varnished benches that would go into the classrooms.
The day started with a shorter walk than the previous day and we arrived in Bung just after lunch.
This morning we started from Budhidanda after a night enduring a rainstorm. The trek was challenging and we dropped 1,200m before climbing back up 700m
We’ve now arrived at our first base camp and are all thoroughly enjoying the adventure.
A 5am start this morning to catch our flight to view the highest point above sea level, Mount Everest!
Eleven firefighter and community safety apprentices and three team leaders are going to Nepal on 16th March to help finishing building a school out there.
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