October 21, 2013
After two days in Namche for acclimatization hiking, IMG guide Erica Engle reports that the team are doing well. Today they descended to cross the Dudh Kosi river, then ascended up and over the Tengboche ridge, before dropping back down to Deboche (about 12,000 feet). This is a small group of houses and lodges situated in the rhododendron forests down by the river. Tomorrow the team will have a full day to explore the monastery area, and some of the members are going to head up at dawn, for the morning prayers. They will also get a chance to do some more acclimatization hiking up the Lhamo Gang ridge toward Kangtega Peak.