Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
The Namaste High Trekkers spent a relaxing morning in Namche, shopping, shopping and … shopping. I took advantage of the downtime by visiting thirteen students sponsored by the Alpine Ascents Foundation (AAF) who live and go to school in Namche. The kids, who are in Grade 1 through Grade 6, live in a hostel/dorm next to Namche school. Their room, board and school fees are paid for by AAF and when we are in Namche, we try to check in on them. Happy to report that the kids are looking great and doing well at school.
We descended Namche Hill, crossed the Dudh Kosi River on the double decker suspension bridge, and walked through the forest and past the many vegetable and flower gardens for a couple of hours until Phakding, our home for the night.
We’re doing very well and looking forward to trekking to Lukla tomorrow!