Today our Ama Dablam team continued their trek to base camp by reaching the Khumbu capital of Namche Bazaar. Here’s expedition leader, Garrett Madison, with a recap of the day:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ama Dablam expedition team. Today’s Friday October 22nd and today we trekked up the Khumbu Valley over suspension bridges, crossing river gorges along raging rivers, and passing waterfalls up to village of Namche Bazaar, the iconic capital of Khumbu.
We rolled into Namche this afternoon, had a coffee, and explored the town a little bit. We are getting ready for dinner here in the lodge. We’re really happy to be back here with our good friends and are looking forward to a nice day tomorrow to do an acclimization hike. Everyone’s doing well and we’re so happy to be here in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal and enjoying some nice weather, good views, and fresh air.
We’ll check in soon!
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