Day 1 and already some unexpected surprises... I was delayed out of Melbourne, missed my connecting flight and had to have an overnight stay in Guangzhou, China, but that’s all part of the adventure that is travel!
After receiving my 4am wakeup call (I had about three hours sleep!) I was off to the airport to catch my 8:15am flight to Kathmandu. At the airport I met a lot of chatty Americans embarking on the Everest base camp trek and we exchanged trekking tips and tricks. Some of the best travel tips you can get are directly from other travellers. Then it was time to embark on the 5 hour flight to Kathmandu!
Touch down at Kathmandu airport!! I collected my bags and made my way past the immense crowds to find the person sent to greet me. After a couple of minutes of looking blankly at a crowd of people holding up various signs, I finally found the ’Inspired Adventures’ sign and I was on my way to Hotel Manaslu.
The 'enter at your own risk' driving mentality, or as I like to call it ’organised chaos’ isn’t new to me so I was too stressed on the drive and I made it to Hotel Manaslu around 1pm. I freshened up and jumped into a cab to meet the rest of my trekking group and managed to luckily get there in time to catch the last stop of our Kathmandu group city tour.