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