This morning I hiked to the Everest View Hotel at 12,779′. The hotel claims to be the highest in the world. Today the hotel lived up to its name offering amazing views of Everest (first peak on the left), Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam (large peak in the foreground on the right) and other great peaks of the Himalayan range.
Later I visited the village of Khumjung, the political capital of the Khumbu region and home of the Hillary School. Sir Edmund Hillary founded the school and many others in the region as well as numerous clinics. Hillary is a hero to the Sherpa community and his work has made a major and lasting impact in many positive ways.
Visiting the school today I was reminded of a quote from Sir Edmund Hillary: “I have enjoyed great satisfaction from my climb of Everest and my trips to the poles. But there’s no doubt that my most worthwhile things have been the building of schools and medical clinics.”
Tonight I will be in Namche Bazaar and tomorrow I plan to trek to the village of Debuche at an altitude of 12,270′.
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