Today the team received a blessing with the High Lama of the Khumbu Valley as they made their way from Debuche to Dingboche, as reported by expedition leader, Garrett Madison:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Mount Everest expedition. Today we trekked up from Debuche to Dingboche, stopping in the village of Pangboche for a blessing with the High Lama of the Khumbu Valley. It was a very enjoyable, and sacred, special ceremony. After that, we finished out today off here to Dingboche. Everyone’s doing great! Beautiful weather now, the rain’s past, it’s been sunny, warm and beautiful views of all the surrounding peaks. We’re looking forward to an acclimatization hike tomorrow here in Dingboche and another night in this village before moving up to Lobuche the day after. All’s well here in Nepal. We’ll check in soon. Thanks!
(photo: Mona Shahab)