Just as countdown to Kathmandu is commencing, a Turkish Airlines aeroplane (semi)crashes at KTM’s Tribhuvan International Airport airport, blocking the runway so that nothing bigger than the smallest domestic aircraft can land or take off. Val mentioned it when we spoke on Thursday, and I spotted Mark Horrell’s tweet on the topic this morning:
On the other hand, Phil pointed me in the direction of this video of The Himalayas from 20,000 ft on Kottke.
OK, so it’s a heli flight from Kathmandu up into the Solu Khumbu which isn’t where we’re going this time, but it does bring back happy memories of 2011’s Three High Passes to Everest trek. Lovely views of the Dudh Kosi valley as well as the Big Peaks.