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  • Hike up to Nakarsang - Everest Base Camp Trek 2015 - Daily Dispatches
    100 ft elevation gain In the overall picture of our goal of getting us all safely to EBC and back home this is a good thing However while huffing and puffing on the trail at least I could think of a better way to spend a rest day As we sit in the dining room a few of the members our engaged in a heated card game while others our

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  • Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche - Everest Base Camp Trek 2015 - Daily Dispatches
    prayer tossing rice into the air He called us up one by one unfolding our offerings from our Khatas which are scarves representing friendship On my knees holding my hands at heart center I memorized the words to sing the prayer with Lama Geshe He hung the Khata and tied an orange string around my neck The orange string called the Sherpa Cord gives good luck and protection to the trekkers and Sherpas After he took my hand counted my fingers and explained something in Nepalese to the Sherpas Lama Geshe had told them no matter where the person is from or what race or color they are in the end we all have five fingers and are the same Give up all intention to harm others from your heart and do your best to benefit them all If each and everyone feels the universal responsibility to do so we will all enjoy the feast of peace As we left with this beautiful saying in our minds we shook hands and received a head butt from Lama Geshe both giving thanks with a smile The next part of our trek went from cold flats to an uphill where everyone was

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  • Trek to Tengboche - Everest Base Camp Trek 2015 - Daily Dispatches
    a great way to relax together at lunch or at the end of the day The guides are great about keeping our mugs full After lunch we crossed the river dodged some yaks and started a big climb to Tengboche at the top of the ridge The guides set a great pace up the last 2 000 feet of elevation gain We walked together into the lodge at Tengboche exactly as it started to rain Good karma continues We spent the afternoon exploring Tengboche It didn t take long since the town is about 100 yards across There is a beautiful monastery which we were able to see nearly the whole way along our hike today I was particularly intrigued by the detailed paintings on the walls inside They depicted some very interesting scenes and I am definitely going to read more about the stories and history shown Walking back out into the courtyard was a beautiful moment as the view in every direction was full of mountains snow trails and of course Everest itself The final stop on our self guided tour of Tengboche was the bakery It was packed with hungry looking trekkers and delicious looking cakes We

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  • An acclimatization Hike - Everest Base Camp Trek 2015 - Daily Dispatches
    at 7 30 a m We left Namche Bazar at 8 30 a m on what was a perfect day for our climb to the Everest View Hotel a gain of about 1 400 feet We were rewarded with our first views of Everest Lhotse Nuptse and Ama Dablan We descended to Khumjung where we ate lunch and visited the Khumjung Gompa and listened to the monks chant their prayers

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  • Trek to Namche Bazaar -Everest Base Camp Trek 2015 - Daily Dispatches
    We then followed the river through several small villages We got to experience the thrill of several river crossings on suspension bridges We had a nice lunch at Jorsale After lunch we climbed up 3000 feet through a beautiful gorge

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  • Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding -Everest Base Camp Trek 2015 - Daily Dispatches
    pilots were experts at getting us up and around the timber line peaks Outstanding views of the Himalayan mountains with a short glimpse of Mt Everest from about 8000 feet After about 40 minutes we could see what seemed like a 100 foot landing strip set in the side of the mountain We united back up at the airstrip We had some tea and moved out on the trail led

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  • Trek to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu - Everest Base Camp Trek 2015 - Daily Dispatches
    ficar atolado em Lukla esperando o tempo melhorar pra poder voar pra Kathmandu Decidimos apertar o passo enquanto o Pemba acertava tudo pelo telefone Fizemos um percurso estimado pra ser percorrido em 3h em apenas 2h Apesar do oxigênio estar sobrando agora não foi fácil pois haviam muitas subidas íngremes Mas valeu a pena Chegamos a tempo no aeroporto e tomamos nosso voo de volta A emoção foi um pouco

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  • Trek to manjo- Everest Base Camp Trek 2015 - Daily Dispatches
    fizemos uma parada pra conhecer o novo High Lama um garoto de 4 anos que em breve irá para o monastério exercer sua missão Em Khumjung tomamos o primeiro café desde o início da viagem Muito bom por sinal E aqui em Monjo tomamos a primeira cerveja Tuborg como desceu bem Compensou as 7h de caminhada Porém estamos voando agora intoxicados pelo excesso de O2 Os 600m de subida foram

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