Highlights: Sept 1 – 9, 2013

Given the expense of Internet, I don’t have much time to write in detail. But, here are a few highlights from the last week:

– Crossing Ngozumpa glacier twice in one day, seeing new ice walls revealed and new small ponds forming.

– Seeing how Spillway Lake, Ngozumpa has changed in 3 months.

– Making it down from the glacier to Namche, 18 miles, in one push, with a 45+ lb pack.

– Watching Nepal beat India in a soccer match. The locals set up a screen and projector in the streets of Namche.

– Experiencing the market (meats, fruits, veggies) in Namche.

– Getting blessed at Tengboche Monastery

– Seeing the rimpoche (one step below the Dalai Lama) at Tengboche Monastery

– Hiking through a misty rhododendron forest

– Trying seabuck thorn juice – delicious!

– Catching glimpses of Everest and Lhotse, in the setting sun

Total distance covered: ~45 miles

Onwards and upwards to Imja!

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