Everest view hotel hike and rest in Namche

Hi everyone!

Today we are resting and acclimatizing in Namche. We woke to beautiful clear blue skies and after breakfast headed up about a 1,000 ft of elevation to get a chance to see some of the world’s tallest peaks. We didn’t see Everest because of some clouds but had great views of Ama Dablam, an almost 7,000 meter peak, and part of Lhotse, the fourth highest peak in the world, standing at 8,500 meters. We hike just a couple hours to help our bodies begin to acclimatize to the altitude. Everyone is feeling great so far with just a couple people feeling some minor effects of the altitude. We will be at the same altitude tonight and then spend our next night after that in Thame which is also a similar altitude. These nights spent at this altitude is a key part in getting our bodies to start to adjust to the higher altitudes we will be visiting. After our hike today we had lunch and are mostly all visiting the town of Namche, shopping, eating apple pie and drinking coffee! It’s not a bad life here in the solukhumbu! I’ll send along some more pictures of the group but below is one with the group and Ama Dablam on the right in the clouds and part of Lhotse in the clouds on the left. Talk to you soon,

Ben

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