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Everest Updates 4/5/2017

Today, the Ever­est Sum­mit Team is on a rest and acclima­ti­za­tion day in Nam­che Bazaar. They’re hik­ing around the local area and sight­see­ing while get­ting used to exer­cis­ing at alti­tude. Next, the team faces an uphill climb — lit­er­al­ly — los­ing and then regain­ing approx­i­mate­ly 1,400 feet of alti­tude as they descend to the riv­er val­ley then rise to Teng­boche at 12,678ft/3,867m. Teng­boche is the largest monastery in the region, and the cen­ter of Tibetan Bud­dhism for the Khum­bu. Six days of trekking remain before the group is expect­ed to reach Ever­est Base Camp.

Part way up the hill toward Ever­est View Lodge, look­ing down upon the main Sher­pa vil­lage of Nam­che Bazaar and sur­round­ing big moun­tains. Ossy Freire photo

World-class view of Ever­est and Ama Dablam, look­ing into the upper Khum­bu Val­ley. This is the first full-hori­zon, breath­tak­ing view of their des­ti­na­tion for the team — good encour­age­ment, since they still a week of walk­ing from here. Ossy Freire photo

One of many trail-side Stu­pas. Ossy Freire photo