Friday, April 2, 2010

Made it to Namche Bazaar

This place is beautiful! Day 2 of our 9 day journey to Everest Basecamp found us trekking to Namche Bazaar. We covered a total of 13.1 kilometers. I am at 11,200' above sea level and will take a rest day tomorrow in order to acclimate to this elevation. This place sure has changed since the last time I was here (4 yrs). There is now running water, hot showers at select places, and hi-speed (ish) internet access.
After our rest day we will trek to Deboche which will begin to provide us with the most beautiful views imaginable. Another high light will be the Tengboche Monastery.
Thank you for your prayers. Until next time.


Ruth said...

We are so enjoying your blog and "seeing" into that part of our great and beautiful world. Thank-you for updating us. Love and Prayers, Louie and Ruth

Gavin Attwood said...

Ben, Your blog is now on the home page of my website We had a dump of snow in the mountains over the past 24 hrs. Crazy Colorado!

Paul Miller said...

Hey there Ben, Just loked at the blog site.. great stuff... My personal good wishes go out to you and that are risking it all to reach the top of the world. Be safe and my God shine his light on all of you.

The Doctor said...

Awesome, Ben! I can't wait to see those pics!
(On a technical note- if you turn down the resolution on the camera for a few shots, they will be easier to upload because they will be much smaller files.)

Joey said...

keep up the great work I'm praying for you, be safe.