We have finally arrived in Namche Bazaar, a village that is a crossroads for trading and where many Trekkers spend an extra day to get used to altitude. We’re at about 12,500, it’s colder, especially when clouds move in late afternoon. The main room of. Guest house has a small wood burning stove, but bedrooms have no heat at all.
The weather has been much better the past few days, climbers returning from the northern areas where we are headed have told us that there is a lot of snow, but passes are open. I’m so excited to be seeing Himalaya grand peaks reaching so high above me!
Because this is prime season for Nepal trekking (not to mention Everest climbing time) there is what can only be described as a “conga line” along the trails. It has been good to meet other English-speaking folks along the trail. Met some fine “mates” from down under. Mani stone walls, prayer flags and prayer wheels are all along the trail. I spun this one around several times!
A special thank you to Chelsey Dupakoski, my former neighbor, who is posting blogs for me. You’re awesome chedupa!