Viewing Post for: Everest Base Camp #1 & #2

Date: Saturday, November 3
Location: Kumchung, 12,500 feet...

Slow hike uphill to Kumchung. But, we rounded a corner by a tea house, and....There was Ama Dablam. Wow, such a beautiful mountain. We sat to have tea. And to watch the close disclose Everest behind in very brief glimpses through a veil of clouds. 

 But the highlight of the day was a visit to my long time Sherpa friend's Kami's house. His wife Doma made us a very local dinner. Homemade potato pancakes with homemade yak cheese. A huge plate of potatoes and other local veggies with and egg on top. Topped off by my favorite hot pepper sauce they make.... 

 His house is like a Sherpa museum. Complete with temple maybe hundreds of years old. The highlight in the temple is the reverence with which he opens ancient transcripts. 

 We experienced a timelessness today, that is fleeting in our modern world and soon will be gone.

Messages for this post

For: Joe

Hi Joe, I understand that someone from the group already had to stop. Wish the best of all circumstances for you and the other group members. I think I spot you on this photo on the left side. But I am not sure because it is a VERY small picture. Good luck, close the circle around your Mount! Xoxo Eric

Eric - 11/4/2018

For: Jeff

I remember Kami. Wondeful person. Beautiful area. Enjoy

Esther - 11/3/2018

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