Today I trekked from Namche Bazaar (11,287 ft) to Debuche (12,538 ft).
The morning began with blessings from the family who operate the Panorama View Tea House where I have stayed for the past two nights.
We took a team photo to capture the moment. The team is a terrific group with representatives from India, New Zealand, England, Germany, Argentina, Nepal and the United States.
The views early in the day were simply spectacular. I won’t try to describe the beauty, but instead share the picture below. Similar to yesterday, Everest is the first peak on the left and Ama Dablam is on the right with several other Himalayan peaks in the center.
The trail gives up altitude all morning then in the afternoon regains it all back with a vengeance plus another 1,000 ft. Trekkers stay motivated on the steep sections knowing that the Tengboche Monastery awaits them at the top. The monastery is a special place that will bring renewal to even the most exhausted trekker.
Tonight I will be in Debuche and tomorrow will trek to Dingboche (14,479 ft) with a stop in Pheroche for a blessing from Lama Geshi.
Blessings to all from Tengboche Monastery.