November 3, 2007 – Tengboche Monastery and Sushi

Today we passed through some of the most beautiful terrain in the Khumbu. On the trail from Khumjung to Tengboche we see one of the most famous monasteries in the world; Tengboche. To get to this monastery one must climb up the Dudh Koshi River. Most trekkers spend about 2 hours on this steep incline with many switch backs but our climbing team only took about an hour and forty minutes which is very good time. Jack and Don continue to acclimatize well.

The Tengboche Monastery is incorporated with the Buddhist and Sherpa culture and also from here the views are second to none. We have views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

While the mountain views are great, Don, Jack and myself spent a quiet moment at the climber memorial here. One memorial which is very special to our team was that of Barry Bishop, who was one of the first climbers to ascend Ama Dablam.

From Tengboche there is short walk to Pangboche. A lodge where we are welcomed and had a great dinner of sushi before turning in for the evening.

Our objective:

Ama Dablam
Nepal Himalaya

22,494 feet
6857 meters

First Ascent:

March 13, 1961
Barry Bishop
Wally Ramanes
Mike Gill
Mike Ward