From Lukla, the Everest team has made their way up the valley, overnighting Phakding, and continuing on up the big hill to Namche Bazaar. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, provides this report:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Everest expedition team! Today is April 5th and we trekked up to the village of Namche Bazaar. A beautiful day trekking up over the suspension bridges and the river gorge. Got up to Namche, had a hot shower, and explored some of the village. We just had a wonderful dinner and we are getting ready to head off to bed. Everybody is doing great! We had a beautiful day, not too hot, no rain, some nice mountain views, and everybody’s really happy to be here. We’ll check in soon. Thanks!