Departing Namche Bazaar, today the Everest team trekked to the village of Deboche, spending some time at the Tengboche Monastery along the way. Madison Mountaineering guide Rob Smith provides the expedition dispatch of the day:
Hey, this is Rob Smith here from the Madison Mountaineering Everest 2021 expedition. All’s going well. What a great day today! We left Namche this morning after a nice blessing by the lodge owner and we all got a khata each.
Climbing out of Namche we traversed along the hill before dropping down to the river at Phungi Thenga for lunch. We then had a 600m/2,000ft climb up the side of Tengboche Hill. We stopped at the Monastery, which was looking splendid in the afternoon light. Tengboche was very quiet, so we felt very fortunate to have it to ourselves. Some of us also visited the memorial for the 1963 American Expedition on Everest. And then we strolled downhill through the rhododendron forest to Deboche, where we are settled into our cozy lodge sat around the wood-burning stove and all is good!
This is Rob, signing off.
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