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Peru with Mountain Madness

Ama Dablam Expedition Arrives in Pangboche

Hi, this is Seth call­ing in from Pang­boche! We arrived here this evening after a long hike from Nam­che today. Every­one did real­ly well and all are healthy and hap­py. We left Nam­che real­ly ear­ly this morn­ing under per­fect weath­er. Under calm blue skies we hiked up and through the vil­lage of Teng­boche and vis­it­ed the monastery where we were for­tu­nate to have a full tour by a good friend of mine, Nima Norbu.

Enroute to Pangboche

After the tour, we dropped back down and hiked anoth­er hour to arrive here in Pang­boche. Now we are drink­ing tea and eat­ing shak­pa, which is a tra­di­tion­al Sher­pa food made of stew, pota­toes and dumplings. After din­ner it will be time to tuck in and call it a night.

Tomor­row morn­ing we are going to the Phortse Gom­pa monastery and then meet with the Lama of Phortse Gom­pa. We have a beau­ti­ful day ahead of us tomor­row! We will have a Puja cer­e­mo­ny in the morn­ing, with Lama Gushi in the Phortse Gom­pa monastery. From there, we will hike up to base camp where the rest of the crew is wait­ing for us. We are excit­ed to head up to base camp. We are look­ing at Ama Dablam; it’s a beau­ti­ful crys­tal clear night. We will touch base with you tomor­row. Over and out!

Teng­boche Monastery