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Thyāngboche

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  • Day8

    Day 5 - Namche Bazar to Tengboche

    January 3, 2017 in Nepal

    It was good to be back on the trail again. 3 hours of solid hiking followed by two hours of really hard slog up to Tengboche.
    Everything is so beautiful: forest trails surrounded by towering mountains. Ice and snow on the ground that hasn't melted by the afternoon.

  • Day14

    Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

    April 24, 2017 in Nepal

    Elevation 3860 m

    We walked for 5 hours and went about 12 km. The trail was fairly level until the last couple of hours and the went uphil quite steeply. Once again the scenery is breathtaking. We arrived about 2:30 pm and were quite chilled. The tea house was small but comfortable and reasonably clean by Nepal standards.

    There is a monastery in the village and at 3:00 pm there was a ceremony that was open to the public. Jon and I and Bijay got there and were invited inside to sit on thin pieces of foam around the outside walls. The monks gradually came in, picked up thick heavy robes and sat down cross-legged on cushions on solid benches. It seemed like there were one or two monks who were leading and they took turns starting off with some chanting that the others would repeat. They speak Tibetan. There were only about 7 or 8 monks there and it looked like there was room for at least twice that. It was very cool to watch but we had to leave before it was over because it was cold inside the building and we were slowly getting chilled to the bone.

    We went straight to the dining room which was toasty warm and drank some hot tea to warm up. I have been ordering "hot lemon" which I think is just lemonade warmed up. Our guide advised us not to drink coffee or too much tea as they are diuretics and dehydration is a big problem at altitude. As we were having tea Bijay called us outside. The clouds had cleared a bit, the sun was setting and were able to catch a glimpse of Sagarmatha (Everest) poking out behind another mountain.

    Although the dining room was warm the air was difficult to breath. The dining rooms all seem to have the same types of stoves in which they burn dried yak poo! They open a lid on top of the stove to add more poo. When they open this lid smoke escapes into the room. In addition, wood or more yak poo was being used for cooking. There was a flimsy little cloth hanging in the doorway to the kitchen to screen the view from the dining room. The cloth did nothing to prevent the smoke from the kitchen from wafting into the dining room. So the combination of yak poo, and cooking smoke created quite a lethal brew as the evening wore on and caused my cough to worsen. As soon as I finished eating I left. Unfortunately, the only other warm place was my sleeping bag so that's where I went even though it was quite early.

    I coughed quite a bit through the night and I'm sure I disturbed other guests as the walls are only 1/4 inch plywood! I'm a bit worried about how this infection will affect me as we go higher.
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  • Day15

    Quest For Everest - Day 10

    December 18, 2017 in Nepal

    Still on a high from reaching base camp yesterday we had breakfast at 7:30am then left on a trek downhill to our lodge at Orsho (4040m), still a hard day though as although we are descending overall there are still plenty of uphill parts and the altitude still gets you.

    Our lodge is called the Sunrise Guest House and we are literally in the middle of nowhere. We are the only building here and only our group has occupied it, great atmosphere.Read more

  • Day18

    Quest For Everest - Days 11, 12 & 13

    December 21, 2017 in Nepal

    After leaving Orsho we trekked for another 4 hours to our lodge in Tengboche (3840m), after 30 minutes of trekking I realised I had left my GoPro at the lodge, our leader G went back for it for me and caught up with us later! Whilst in Tengboche we visited the monastery to witness the prayers, however, we all had to take our shoes off and the stentch of our socks just killed the atmosphere!

    The day after, we left Tengboche on a 5 hour trek to Monjo (2860m), it’s very noticeable now with the air being now breathable and thicker! half of the group had been struck down with food poisoning, not a great day for those!

    Next day we trekked another 4 hours to lukla where we will spend the night and hopefully fly early tomorrow morning.
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  • Day5

    Day 5 Namche Bazaar/Thyangboche

    September 28, 2017 in Nepal

    Elevation: 3810m

    The route from Namche to Tengboche route is unbelievably beautiful - the Dudh Kosi is far below and Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest rise in front. Woods, rhododendron forests, mani walls, chorten (stupas), and suspension bridges across the river make this a lovely walk. We crossed paths with the Yak trains on the way. The workhorses of the Himalayas

    The walk was a little more than 9 km but we left at 0800 and arrived at 1500. Just in time for the afternoon meditation at the monastery.

    Accommodation : Tashi Delek Lodge
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  • Day37

    Von Namche Bazar nach Tengboche

    October 17, 2016 in Nepal

    Mit letzten Kräften haben wir auch diese Etappe gemeistert. Die Rucksäcke sind einfach zu schwer für unsere alten Körper😀. Auf knapp 4000m wird der Sauerstoff schon merklich weniger. Da hier alle mit Tagesgepäck laufen und somit klar schneller sind als wir, haben wir mehr Kontakt zu den Portern als zu anderen Touristen. Der Hubschrauberlärm wird auch langsam besser, denn bis Namche flogen die im 10 Minutentakt, was richtig nervt. Die haben wohl neue Hubschrauber und der Rundflugtourismus hat für unsere Begriffe schon fast erschreckende Ausmaße angenommen. Aber klar ist auch, im Notfall bringt die Hubschrauberflotte auch Vorteile.
    Das heißt einfach höher rauf, dann fliegen die hoffentlich nicht mehr......
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  • Day146

    Everything is A-OK!

    April 23, 2016 in Nepal

    As we know the past week and a half hasn't been great for those who tend to worry, we just wanted to drop a line and say things are going great on the trail! It's no walk in the park but we finish each day's hike by about 1 PM, have a nap until dinner, eat again, and then sleep again until we repeat the next day. We're eating and resting sufficiently which optimizes our enjoyment of the trek. Additionally, Rachel's wounds continue to heal quite well, and there has been no sign of infection!

    We probably won't post again until we're back in Kathmandu, but we'll be sure to provide pictures and more detailed updates then. In the meantime, no need to worry about us. We are doing great!
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Thyāngboche, Thyangboche

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