Namche Bazaar to Debuche

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.

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Morning Blessings

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.

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Everest Climbing Team

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.

Everest panorama

Everest panorama

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.

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View looking out from the Tengboche Monastery

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.

  9 comments for “Namche Bazaar to Debuche

  1. Susan Bondurant
    April 7, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Jim-
    Thanks for bringing us along so vividly. Curious how you compare this trek to base camp to your last one. Do any of the stops show impact from the Quake. Do you note a similar number of other people trekking?
    Wishing you good health and stamina. sb

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Susan. Thanks for checking in. There are many fewer trekkers this year which is good for traffic jams but bad for the local merchants. Damage from the quake varies from village to village. There are several climbers on the team who were here last year and they all comment that a lot of recovery has been made in the past year. Hope all is well for you. Thanks for organizing the event last night. I’ve heard it was a big success. Let’s stay in touch. Jim

  2. Staci Colovos
    April 7, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Collect all of the blessings that you can and know that more are being sent from home!

  3. David bialecki
    April 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Fab photos james really good reading to keep it coming

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Thank you, David. I’m happy you are following along.

  4. Cory
    April 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    These pictures are breathtaking–and I’m certain the beauty isn’t justified to the human eye.

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 8, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Thanks, Cori. It’s hard to take a bad picture in the Khumbu! Thanks for following along.

  5. Patricia Washburn
    April 7, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    🙂 I almost feel as if I am there, too! Thank you!

  6. Caryn Thomas
    April 7, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Breathtakingly beautiful.

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