Island Peak Climbers Descend to Monjo

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,

We woke up to a beautiful sunny day in Namche. After two long trekking days, it felt luxurious to spend a relaxed morning here doing our own thing. Some of us went shopping and explored “downtown” Namche.

About half the team took a helicopter ride and went flight-seeing. How cool to fly over the trails that we’ve walked and see the villages, monasteries and peaks from above — a whole new perspective on how much ground we’ve covered over the last two weeks.

After one last gourmet lunch at the Panorama Lodge (featuring our favorite–freshly made Tibetan Bread (crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside; yum)),

we walked down Namche Hill,

crossed the high suspension bridge (above us in the photo below)

and ambled the rest of the way to our teahouse in Monjo. Hard to believe that tomorrow is our last day of trekking!

Carole Tejas

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