Tag: Island Peak

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” Acclimates in Pheriche

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, We spent a relaxing day acclimatizing in Pheriche. This morning, we headed up the moraine behind town hoping for a good view from up on the ridge. As we started out, the fog rolled in and we climbed in low visibility … until we reached the top of the […]

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” Gets Higher

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, Greetings from above tree line in Pheriche. We are all doing great and had alot of fun getting here today. First thing this morning, we headed back to Tengboche Monastery, where we received a blessing from the Rinpoche (head monk). The sky was totally cloudy when we woke up, […]

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” Treks to Kumjung

Namaste friends, family & loved ones, What a day! The monsoon is finally over and the sun shone brightly all day long. This made for some fine mountain photography. We visited a traditional Sherpa home for tea and conversation. We stopped in to see the Kari Gondon Monastery, which is home to 60 Tibetan Nuns. […]

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” Ascends to Tengboche

Namaste friends, family & loved ones, Another blue bird morning for the team as we descended to the Dudh Khosi river. We crossed the river on one of the suspension bridges that we are now accustomed to and steadily climbed the trail on the other side. When we crested the top of the hill at […]

Everest Trek: “Namaste High” In Thame

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, Greetings from Thame, our home for the night and the home of many of the Sherpa staff that are part of our Alpine Ascents Family. Unsure of what the weather would be today, we woke up just at sunrise and went to a viewpoint near our hotel in Namche […]

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” Explores Namche

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, We had a great day today exploring Namche. This morning, we hiked uphill above Namche town to get some acclimatization in and to enjoy the views, such as they were. The mountains were playing hide and seek with the moving clouds, but we did get glimpses of Ama Dablam, […]

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” makes Namche!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We slept well last night, many of the team reporting their best sleep yet. I suspect it was the rushing water sounds of the nearby Dudh Kosi River that lulled us into deep slumber. An early trail start, set us up for a successful yet relaxing day of treking […]

Everest Trek Team Tours Town

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, We got up early and headed out right after breakfast to see three World Heritage Sites, some of the highlights of Kathmandu. Our tour gave us a taste of the city and a sense of what a rich cultural melting pot it is. We did a Kora (circumambulation) of […]

Everest Trek Team Arrives in KTM

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, Happy to report that all team members have arrived safely in Kathmandu after their long flights. We met as a group for the first time today for an orientation meeting followed by dinner at Nanglos, one of Kathmandu’s old standby Newari restaurants. We had a somewhat upscale introduction to […]

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