Day 5 & 6:
Day 5: March 31 This is
Sarah Henley reporting from Namche Bazaar. The hike to Namche is one of the
bigger days of the trek with a significant elevation gain at the end of the
day. A few people were a little tired but all enjoyed the beautiful views.
During the day we traveled through numerous Sherpa villages and had a great
time meeting the small children of the region who would come running to play
with us. The people of the area have such a beautiful aura about them and I
wish I could put it into words! Everyone we encounter make us feel so
followed the path along the Dudh Kosi River we crossed a number of suspension
bridges high above the river. Also, mani stones are all along the trail which
demonstrate the importance of the Buddhist Religion.
Our hot lunch was spent by
the riverside sitting and lying out in the sun before our long uphill trudge
to Namche. After having porters half our size carrying four to five times our
loads pass us on the huge climb, we relaxed at the tea house while the local
staff set up our tents and cooked another delicious meal.
It began to snow a little and
as a result we should have a dusting on the mountains tomorrow to make the
views even more spectacular on our rest day.
Day 6: April 1
This is Sarah Henley
reporting again from Namche Bazaar. I thought I may do an April fools joke
today but then I decided to refrain from stressing anyone out! It was a
beautiful day! The sun was out and the views are amazing. We awoke to the
pleasant sounds of the giant horns the monks blow and enjoyed a mellow
Some of the members hiked up
the hillside above the town to see Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar
and many other Himalayan peaks. Others used their rest day to relax and
explore the town. There are great souvenir shops, mountain shops, bakeries
and internet cafes. It is hard to believe there is so much going on here
considering anyone who journeys this way must walk! I'm happy to say the
shop-keepers made a little money today!
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