Trek to Tenboche

After three days of mist, drizzle, and rain, this morning we woke up with some sunshine mixed with fog and cloud. 

Where we could not see any peaks previously, all of the sudden, the view was surreal!


But of course the views only lasted  a full ten minutes before they vanished.  We began our trek at 8 am, climbing straight up for about 30 minutes. After that we climbed along a ridge while the sun and clouds played their dance. Our first views of AMA Dablam and Lotsi were breathtaking!







We could see the two suspension bridges crossing the Dudh Koshi river, the top one of which we had crossed two days ago on our way to Namche Bazar. This time, of course, we were way above them. 


We ended up going back down to a  village by the river for lunch, a climb straight down for an hour. After crossing another suspension bridge we had our lunch. 




After lunch, it was a straight climb up for 2 1/2 agonizing hours.  We are settled in Tenboche which is close to 13,000 feet high. Weather is a bit chilly here. We just spent 1 1/2 hours in the monastery listening to the monks chant. 




6 thoughts on “Trek to Tenboche

  1. Shalini

    You all are doing great! It sounds really intense physically but I’m glad you’re getting in moments of rest too. The chanting sounds amazing.

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  2. Agnes

    sorry was out of touch for a few days – such beautiful flowers – and the views are superb is you have them can wait for more pictures … enjoy and stay saf

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