Today the climbing and trekking team continued the trek and moved from Phakding up to the “capital of the Khumbu” Namche Bazaar. Madison Mountaineering guide Terray Sylvester provides a recap of the day:
Hello! This is Terray calling in for the 2022 Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition! It’s Tuesday, April 5th. Today we all moved from Phakding up to Namche. We actually had beautiful weather yet again! The Khumbu Valley is really in bloom right now; lots of flowing trees, rhododendron, flowers along side the trail which made for a really pretty hike.
We made it to Namche Bazaar about 2 o’clock, maybe 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Some folks headed out to enjoy town a litte bit – lots of good bakeries and cafes and scenery, of course. Then we had a good dinner and tasty welcome carrot cake here at the Panorama Lodge in Namche. We’re wrapping up the evening and heading to bed.
Tomorrow we’ll have an active rest day and hike up to the Everest View Hotel. But we’ll be in touch with a dispatch tomorrow too.
Alright, we’ll be in touch!
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