Namaste friends, family and loved ones!
Dropping down into the Duhd Kosi valley we lost 1,500 feet. However we had to gain it all back and then some. After what seemed to be hours we entered the Tengboche gate. It was worth the effort though as we got our first glimpse of Everest. Our timing was good. We visited the monastery which is preparing for the Mani Rimdu celebration. No photos allowed but the exterior is ornately festooned.
We are well and looking forward to moving higher to the village of Pheriche in the morning.
All our best, Vern Tejas