October 12 - Celebration in Namche Tonight

Highland Sherpa ResortIt’s the 12th of October and the Berg Adventures Trekking team continues to enjoy each day in the Khumbu, more fit, acclimatized and seasoned to the trekking life every day.  After we departed Gorak Shep after that marvelous and flawlessly clear summit day we descended all the way to Pangboche to Ang Temba and Yanzing’s Highland Sherpa Resort.  By this time the thick air at 13,000 ft (3962m) after we’ve been much higher gave us tremendous appetites and we felt at home as we always do at Ang Temba’s house.

The following day after looking at magnificent views of Everest, Lotse and Ama Dablam out the window from Ang Temba’s dining room we preceded a short distance on to the Pangboche Monastery, one of the most famous Buddhist Monastery’s in the world, certainly one of the most beautiful.  We camped there and throughout the day we visited the monastery and the visitor’s center which operates there which has excellent displays about Sherpa life and culture and the history of the Pangboche Monastery. 

Amelie and Chung return from Gokyo RiMany of us spent a lot of time in the afternoon listening to the monks pray and this morning October 12th at about 15 minutes to 6:00 we all woke to the Himalayan sounds of the deep horn blowing and the symbols as the monks called everyone back into the monastery for morning prayer.

We had a beautiful walk into Namche Bazaar, our favorite shopping town in the Khumbu today and now we are reunited with Amelie and Chung Karma who had reported to us that they had success on Goyko Ri .   They were on top of Goyko Ri the same day we were on Kala Patar.  This evening in Namche by radio we were all excited to hear that Grant, Meagan, George, Denio and DaSona were on top of Lobuche peak at about 12:30pm today.

Leila and a friend in NamcheSo a lot of cause for celebration in Namche tonight.  It’s snowing lightly and it is so beautiful around town.  Our group is downstairs having some wine and snacks getting ready for another dinner, prepared by our cook staff.  Our adventures are not over we are still going to enjoy trekking down the Khumbu valley out towards Lukla seeing old friends and enjoying magnificent views all around us.  We will report to you as we go down the valley further.

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