Everest Basecamp Trek 2019 – Are We There Yet Are “There” in Namche

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,

Greetings from the village of Namche Bazar! We had a great time on the trail today. Perfect hiking weather. We got caught in a couple of “yak jams” (— like traffic jams on the trail but with yaks) but otherwise it was smooth sailing.

We walked past mani stones inscribed with mantras, crossed suspension bridges and generally enjoyed the natural wonders of the area. We wish we could send photos (- we have some good ones!) but the internet isn’t cooperating tonight.

We are now happily ensconced in our luxury tea house here in Namche, well fed and ready for bed.

Everyone is doing well!

We’ll report back tomorrow,

Carole & Vern Tejas

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