October 15, 2010
Ang Jangbu and Mark Allen report that the team has successfully climbed up the “Namche Hill” from the river valley to Namche Bazaar, the main town of the Khumbu. Now they are at 11,000 feet, so it’s time to hang out for a few days while allowing the body to catch up on the altitude. Namche has some great shops to visit, a nice bakery with yummy treats, and several internet cafes. Over the next couple days the team will visit the colorful local market on Saturday, and also the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung for some nice acclimatization hiking. So far everything has gone smoothly with trek sirdar Phu Tashi and his sherpa crew doing a great job.