Friday, October 7, 2011

Namche Day 2

Namche Day 2
Today, Oct. 7, we got our first glimpses of the famous Himalayan Giants, Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, among others. We took advantage of another clear morning to take some early strolls above our Panorama Hotel. We saw the sun rise on Mt. Kongde from out bedrooms. 
After breakfast we ascended 1,000’ to a hanging valley where we saw the big peaks and had tea at the spectacularly located, and architecturally inviting Everest View Hotel. From there we dropped to the authentic, less touristic, Sherpa village of Khumjung where we saw the Hillary School. 
It clouded in by afternoon as we sauntered back to Namche for lunch and a permit procedure. We’ll turn in early tonight before tomorrows longer move to Pangboche. We expect uploading photos will be spotty at best from here on.

                                                   Team in front of Hillary School

                                                   Mt. Kongde above Namche Bazaar
                                             Mt. Thamserku, 6600 M with Mike and Kim
                                                           Namche Bazaar from above
                               Lhotse, 5th highest peak in the world, with Stupa in foreground
First glimpse of Ama Dablam

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