We spent 2 nights in Namche Bazzar (11,300 ft) which is the largest town in the Khumbu. The tea house was quite luxurious in comparison to what we stayed in before (or I am told after) as we had electric blankets and a hot shower. We awoke on the second morning to see we had overnight snow which made the town look even more magical. See the picture below:
Yesterday we trekked to Thame (12,300 ft) which happens to be the home of our lead Sherpa, Lhakpa Rita Sherpa. We had the opportunity this morning to visit and have tea at his parent’s house which gave us a good sense of how Sherpa’s live. The picture below I took this morning before we left Thame:
Today we trekked about 4.5 hours and will spend the night in Khumjund. We did get a very quick peak at Everest the other day before clouds covered it over but had a much better view of Lhotse (4th highest in the world) and Ama Dablam, which is a very impressive peak. As of now we expect to arrive at Everest Base Camp on April 13.
Chris + Rob