Archive Apr. 2009

13
Apr

Trekking to Tengboche and Pheriche

April 12, 2009 Easter Sunday Tengboche Namaste and Happy Easter: Today was my favorite day of the trip. Bud, Puchhanga and I started with a short Easter Communion Service in the room while Mingma, who is a Buddhist, looked on respectfully.  At the end of the day, Mingma, Dawa Steven and other members of the […]

11
Apr

Namche Bazaar

April 11, 2009 Namche Bazaar Namaste: We had a delightful day today visiting Mingma’s Mom at the house where Mingma was raised in a little village about 2-hours outside Namche Bazaar.  The house was built 30-years ago by Mingma’s Mom and Dad.  Mingma is now 29-years old.  Mingma’s Dad is a cook at Camp II on Mt. Everest […]

9
Apr

Illness and Technical Problems in Namche Bazaar

April 10, 2009 Namche Bazaar Not to worry, I feel GREAT! But, poor Bud Allen developed an intestinal problem on the trek to Namche Bazaar and wasn’t feeling so good.  When he arrived in Namche, his conditioned worsened, and he started feeling flu-like symptoms (e.g. chills, fever, etc.).  This is exactly what happened to me in Namche […]

9
Apr

Photo from Phakding

April 9, 2009 Namche Bazaar Namaste Family & Friends. I am writing this from the cybercafe in Namche Bazaar.  The climb from Phakding to Namche Bazaar took about 5-1/2 hours, with an elevation gain of about 2,700 feet. The elevation gain is actually much more because the route is up and down.  The weather was overcast most […]