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Apr

4/6/2007

Lobuche April 6, 2007 Namaste, As you move up the mountain from Namche Bazaar, the villages, restaurants and lodges become more and more primitive and there are fewer shops and stores. The weather also becomes much colder. The lodges consist of a dining area, an area for the sherpas to sleep and sleeping rooms for […]

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Apr

4/4/2007

Pangboche April 4, 2007 Namaste: I suffered my first setback in Namche Bazaar when I came down with altitude sickness on our rest day. The sight of food caused my stomach to do turn flips. Dan Mazur, our trip leader, thinks this might have been caused by the two large pizzas Mark and I ate […]

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Apr

4/2/2007

Namche Bazaar April 2, 2007 Namaste The push from Phakding (8,400 feet) to Namche Bazaar (11,300 feet) on April 1 was long and difficult. Namche Bazaar is a large terraced village and is populated with small, restaurants, shops, lodges and homes. They sell everything you could want in the streets, and there are lots of […]

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Mar

3/31/2007

Phakding, Nepal March 31, 2007 Namaste, I checked out of my “luxury” hotel this morning for the flight to Lukla. This is the first time in my life I have looked forward to getting out of a hotel and into my tent and sleeping bag. I haven’t slept well but I feel really good. I […]