Daily Dispatches

Title: The WMS Everest Expedition 2012

27th March , 2012 - Namche Bazaar

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At the gate way to Mt. Everest

 

27th March , 2012 - Namche Bazaar

After a wonderful rest and an early morning breakfast at the Sunrise lodge in Phakding, (2,623 m or 8603 ft) we began our 6 hour trek into Namche Bazaar (3,440 m or 11,283 ft).  We trekked through a beautiful scenic route alongside the rushing stimulating white waters of the Dodh Khosi River. We stopped to obtain our permit to enter the Sagarmatha National Park and later stopped for lunch at the River View lodge in Jorsalle~2,800 m or 9,240 ft.  We then began our last steep home stretch into Namche Bazar with an 813 m or 2,680 ft elevation gain and reached our fab digs for the next 2 nights… Khumbu lodge around 2.30 pm. For the record the Khumbu lodge is super luxurious with hot showers and Wifi!  Our summit team is doing super fantastic with pulse oximeter readings ranging from 90 to 98% saturation. We look forward to our acclimatization hike tomorrow to the Everest View Hotel at 3,829 m or 12,858 ft. Stay tuned for more daily updates……

For more pictures of our expedition please check out Christian Kober’s cybercast on the Peak Promotion home page! 
Shobita Rajagopalan

Shobita spinning the prayer wheel in Phakding

Shobita spinning the prayer wheel in Phakding

 

we began our expedition from Lukla after the Peak-promotion Lukla staff presented us with Khada scarves & wished us good luck

At the National Park entrance

 

The team above the top of the world at the Sagarmatha National Park entrance

The team above the top of the world at the Sagarmatha National Park entrance

 
 

Jopkes passing the group

Jopkes passing the group

 

Descending to the lunch place passing a Mani Stone

Descending to the lunch place passing a Mani Stone

 

Crossing Dudh Koshi River Bridge

Crossing Dudh Koshi River Bridge

 

Arriving in Namche Bazar

Arriving in Namche Bazar