This was the view of Everest that greeted us as we rounded the corner from Namche. Three days in a row. It’s getting a lite closer each day. Everest was the biggest thing I saw today but I also saw yaks for the first time. Yaks are bigger and hairier that zhous.
In my audio update, I mentioned checking out all the time zones represented by schools that are following along as well as team members. In case it was hard to hear…we have team members from Newfoundland, Connecticut, Minnesota, the United Kingdom, and Nepal. We have schools from Newfoundland, Labrador, Alberta, California, and North Carolina. That’s 10 times zones…how awesome is that? What are the names of all of those time zones? The Nepali word for time is samaya.
Here’s a map from a coffee shop. It has elevations of some of the places I mentioned in my audio update. The only place that’s not on the map is Phugitenga. Perhaps a little research will yield the elevation :-). There are many spellings of village names.
Finally, here is one of the Snow Lions guarding the entrance gate of Tengboche Monastery…it appears to be taking a small bite out of Ama Dablam.