EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers in Phakding

Namaste Everyone,

We spent the morning relaxing at the Panorama in Namche— well deserved after the preceding two long days of hiking. The highlight of the morning was when some students, including those sponsored by Alpine Ascents’ Sherpa Education Fund, came by to sell us some handmade greeting cards that they had made in order to earn some pocket money. I was surprised at how intricate and well made the cards were!

We left Namche after lunch to descend to Phakding and realized that, at these lower altitudes, Spring has Sprung. Rhododendrons blooming in pinks and reds, huge white magnolias and cherry blossoms, among others.

Hard to believe that tomorrow’s hike to Lukla will be our last day on the trail.

Thanks to Emma and Karl for the photos!

Carole Tejas

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