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 Expedition Team. We stayed at the Paradise Lodge up the hill and had a great time before continuing our move up to the mountain. We had a large, diverse team consisting of 7 climbers, 4 trekkers and 2 guides. We bonded immediately and had the best time ever. Old friendships were renewed and new friendships were created. We continue to stay in touch. Happy Birthday Rebecca. I remember how we celebrated your birthday in the Himalaya last year. Greetings to the rest of the team, wherever you are now.
Tomorrow, we move to Dole. This day will be comparable to our move from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, as we will gain 2,500 feet of altitude.
Alas, at some point soon, it will become harder to send photos. So, I hope you enjoy the photos I am sharing with you from the lower mountain villages.