Today we’ll get our first proper view of Ama Dablam. We’ll trek up to the Everest View Hotel, a fantastic colonial style building, where we have tea on the veranda. The amazing view includes Taweche, Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Thamesurku, Kang Tega and, of course, Ama Dablam. We then drop down to the villages of Khumjung and Khunde (actually the ‘capital’ of The Khumbu but far quieter than the busy Everest Base Camp trail) and have lunch before descending further to Kyanjuma (3,600m) where we stay at Tashi’s place — The Ama Dablam View Lodge. Tashi, and her husband Lakpa (2 times Everest Summiteer), along the trail. We visit Tashi’s prayer room.
Did You Know?
The snow capped mountains of Nepal were named Himalaya because the word translates as “the abode of snow”.
Happy Find Your Fit Friday! Find Your Fit! is a provincial physical activity promotions/communications campaign designed to get individuals motivated and moving towards healthy, active living. The Find Your Fit! website is an excellent resource for physical activity throughout the lifespan.
Find Your Fit Fact
Walking helps those people who have diabetes. Walking for about 30 minutes a day helps to prevent type 2 diabetes and also helps to balance out blood sugar levels for those with the disease.
Activity Suggestion: Everybody’s It Tag
Activity Description: Choose a wide open space with boundaries such as a gymnasium. Have everyone spread out around the gym. When the game starts, everyone has to try and attempt to tag each other, without being tagged themselves. If a person is tagged, they step outside the boundary, do 10 jumping jacks and then they can re-enter the game. The game should last long enough to get everyone warmed-up.