Archive Oct. 2016


The March to Dole

Dole-13,235 feet October 30, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: This was a long, hard day. We left Namche Bazaar at 8 am and arrived in Dole at 2:20 pm. We gained 2,500 feet of altitude in the move from Namche Bazaar to Dole, but we ascended well over 4,000 feet because of the alignment of the trekking trail […]


Resting in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar October 29, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: Today we enjoyed a delightfully pleasant rest day in Namche Bazaar. I have some really fond memories of my many visits to Namche Bazaar, going all the way back to 2007. At the top of this list is the trip last year with the Burke-Khang 2015 […]


Namche Bazaar (11,355 feet)

Namche Bazaar October 28, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is one of my favorite trekking days. We left the Mountain Resort tea house in Phakding at the 8:00 am. David arrived in Namche Bazaar at 11 am, and I arrived at 1:15 pm. David moves faster than me, and I was […]


Kicked by a Horse

Phakding October 27, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends Yes, today, I was kicked by a horse. But, I digress. I woke up early, but I was so happy that I managed 7-hours of sleep despite the jet lag. Our flight from Kathmandu to Lukla was scheduled for 7 am. As usual, it was delayed, but we […]