There was great rejoicing yesterday when the group arrived in Pokara at the campsite so we are all together again. We said an emotional farewell to the porters and cooks who cared for us so well. Today we also said goodbye to our wonderful Sherpas. They have been at our sides through service, ball games and trekking.
We flew from Pokara to Kathmandu, checked in at the hotel, returned camping gear, took hot showers and then went off to Thamel for some shopping. We had a delicious dinner, continuing our ritual of sharing highlights of the day. Such a mix of regret to leave this beautiful country with eager anticipation to be reunited with family and friends. We head home tomorrow night.