The clouds finally part...

The team in NepalThis 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 sunrise and see the peak of Everest where we had previously failed due to the weather.

The jeep ride up was as bumpy as it was long and as we arrived and ascended the short walk up to the viewing point we were met with the fantastic views of... clouds.

However, after a few minutes of silent hoping and some dejected sighs our prayers were answered and the clouds parted to the brilliant views of the peaks of Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse and Thamserku.

We all stood in awe of the giants, soaking in the beauty and majesty of the mountains. Due to our time restraints with catching our plane to Kathmandu we only had half an hour to spectate the beasts and had to be dragged away down the mountain. After the journey back to our lodge we packed our bags, were treated to breakfast and set off to the airport. After an amusing encounter with a character of a security officer we were through and waiting for our plane.

An hour later we arrived in Kathmandu and were greeted with a glorious shower and set straight off to visit a Dafne paper factory. The visit included seeing how the Dafne paper is produced, stained, printed on and made into all kinds of products.

The night was rounded off with a meal overlooking the Boudhanath Stupa and a walk through the streets of Kathmandu.

Firefighter and Community Safety Apprentice Tomos Avis

Last updated: Monday 01 April 2019

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