Great day today. I am writing this from the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, which has lots of creature comforts, including WiFi (and killer lattes).
We got up and moving by 8 AM, right on schedule. The route took us higher up the Khumbu valley, from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
In summary, a great day today, a nice chance to stretch our legs and gain some elevation. Dusty and crowded, but lots of fun as always with this crew. Just finished a latte, honey lemon water, and half a cheese pizza in a bakery while getting this blog post up… now, back to the hotel for dinner (potato soup, pork chops, and chocolate cake. And beer. Yes, we can have an occasional drink of alcohol at 11,200 feet.
Plan for tomorrow: Active rest day with an acclimatization hike of the local hills, and a chance to do laundry, take a shower, etc. Posh! More soon.
PS: We are liking the great tea here, so our word of the day is “teabag.”
posted: March 29, 2015
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