Everest Basecamp Trek 2019 – Team Buff in Namche Bazaar

Namaste friends, family and loved ones,

The air is thick and the sun is warm as we descend. Everyone is feeling great. We are looking forward to hot showers and tasty food as we trek slowly down valley.

Photo 4: Surpises are around every corner! The Khumbu valley is so steep and dynamic that there are no roads. So if you want a chest freezer a porter will have to deliver it to your home. We step aside and let the porters pass unobstructed. Amazing! We will trek to Lukla in the morning.

All our best, Carole and Vern Tejas


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