Archive Oct. 2015


Resting in Namche Bazaar

October 24, 2015 Namche Bazaar Dear Family & Friends Today was a rest day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is the most famous village in the Khumbu Valley and is the gateway to the High Himalaya. The elevation of Namche is 11,286 feet. Namche is the main trading hub for the Khumbu region. The downtown area […]


The Burke-Khang Expedition has Begun

October 22, 2015 Phakding, Nepal Dear Family & Friends: We were up this morning at 4 am and in the lobby of the Yak & Yeti at 5 am. We arrived at the airport early and our flight to Lukla departed at 6:50 am. Our team occupied the entire aircraft. The 50-minute flight to Lukla was uneventful, although many […]


Back in Kathmandu

October 21, 2015 Kathmandu, Nepal Dear Family & Friends: I am so happy and excited to be back in Kathmandu. I arrived here on October 19, after my flight from Los Angeles. My initial flight from LAX landed in Hong Kong; and I had a 12-hour layover until my second flight from Hong Kong to […]


Burke-Khang Articles

October 20, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: Here are links to 2 recent articles written about my Dad’s Burke-Khang expedition. My Dad is now in Kathmandu and will be sending out a report in the next couple of days. Lisa Explorer’s Web Orange County Register