Today we drop all the way down to the Dudh Kosi to the village of Phunki Tenga, before making our way steadily back up to Tengboche where we stop for lunch. After visiting the monastery and looking around the visitor centre, we drop down through the beautiful Rhododendron Forest to Deboche. A little further on we cross the Dudh Kosi again and continue along to Pangboche. We stay at the Sonam Lodge Teahouse which is run by Germin Sherpa. Germin has summitted Everest a number of times as well as Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam. Another awesome family for us to stay with. It is the closest tea house to our mountain and Ama Dablam dominates the dining room window. In the evening, we’ll have a chat about Acute Mountain Sickness as well as other altitude related issues.
Did You Know? Everest in the Nepali language is Sagarmatha which means goddess of the sky and it stands at a staggering 8,848 metres (29,035 ft) above sea level.
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Find Your Fit Activity Suggestion: Sherpa Says
Objective: To get the students active and get students used to listening to commands.
Activity Description: On Mount Everest, Sherpas are critical to the success of most every expedition, therefore, listening to your Sherpa is very important. Students are to scatter around the general area but close enough that they can hear the directions from the “Sherpa.” When “Sherpa Says” a command the students must do the action. For example, “Sherpa Says: Run around the general space”. However, to test the attention of your students, you may frame a question without the “Sherpa Says” framing to see who does the action. The object of the game is only move when the Sherpa says the command.