Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
Greetings from Thame, our home for the night and the home of many of the Sherpa staff that are part of our Alpine Ascents Family.
Unsure of what the weather would be today, we woke up at sunrise and went to a viewpoint near our hotel in Namche for a five star view of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.
After breakfast, we walked through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest to Thame. On the way we had tea with the mother of Ang Gyalzen, one of the Sherpa staff members trekking with us.
From there we headed to one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu Valley. On the trail up to the monastery, we ran into an artist friend from a neighboring village and some of us went to his house for tea.
Everyone is pleasantly tired from the full day of activity but we’re feeling great and doing well.
We’ve got another jam packed day planned for tomorrow, so please check back with us then!
Carole and Vern Tejas