27th April , 2012 - An acclimatization hike to the Everest View Hotel

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Houselot timber en route at Namche
Houselot timber en route at Namche

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27th April , 2012 - An acclimatization hike to the Everest View Hotel

We started the day woken up by our ever helpful Sherpa’s who bring us hot tea in the morning, prepare and serve all our meals and keep a watchful eye on us during the trek. After breakfast, we did an acclimatization hike to the Everest View Hotel, the highest hotel in the world. On our way there, we visited the Sherpa museum, which is situated on a mountain top that provides panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusumghugru, and on a clear day Everest can be seen towering over all the mountains far in the distance. However, Everest eluded us due to low hanging clouds over the mountains. The hike was steep and steady but we all did well on this 1500 feet elevation gain. On our descent to the other side of the mountain ridge we passed through a picturesque Nepalese village named Khumjung that means the green village. All the structures in the village were painted white with green roofs. Neat stone walls separated each farmhouse and created enclosures for grazing cattle ant or vegetable plots growing potatoes, cabbage, coriander and other regional foods. In the village we visited the monastery where we heard the chanting monks and a glimpse of a Yeti scalp. We also visited the school started by Sir Edmund Hillary for the children of the Khumbu region.

Hiking up to Everest View Hotel

Hiking up to Everest View Hotel

 

Skull of the Yeti at Khumjung Monastery

Skull of the Yeti at Khumjung Monastery

 

at Khumjung Monastery

at Khumjung Monastery

 

Building new Memorial Chorten

Building new Memorial Chorten

 

crossing highest bridge in Khumbu

Memorial Chorten