Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:
Hi, this is Maxim Shakirov! Members of numerous groups of our club come to Kathmandu! The city, of course, is unrecognizable... From the airport to the Yak and Yeti hotel, we drove only 10 minutes, which is not typical, of course, for pre-war, pre-COVID times...
We hope that after the descent from the trek, we will see Kathmandu with the usual traffic jams and bustle! All participants of the programs feel normal after tiring flights. And everyone wishes the readers of this page peace and tranquility in their hearts!
On May 1, the route to the Everest base camp begins for two groups of the 7 Summits Club. The first of them is led by guides Ivan Dusharin and Lena Trishankova. In the second, the leaders are Maxim Shakirov and Alexander Spirin.
On May 2, the group will start under the leadership of Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova. Some of members and Sergey are planning to climb Island Peak, and some of them will return home with Dasha after visiting Everest base camp.