Today was an early start 7 o’clock for breakfast and then up into the mountains directly behind our Tea House. The weather has been fantastic bright sunshine in clear blue sky with small amounts of cloud clinging to the sides of the highest mountains. Another acclimatisation walk today so we know its going to be high, slow and long ( 5 hrs in total ) but with scenery that is breathtaking (thats if we had any ) and to try and explain would still not give it justice.
The title of this piece will still not explain or cover the next couple hours.
We reached a height that gave us a magnificent view of Everest at this point we all put on our Poppies got out our Cornish flag and a Nepalese flag and had our picture taken. We then walked to the Sherpa village of Khumjung which houses the Hillary school the time was now approaching 11 o’clock. On leaving the village at one of the Sherpa prayer walls we held our own Remembrance Sunday Service.
Phill said a few words remembering solders that have died in wars and conflicts with special thoughts on the The Gurkers who came from the hills that are surrounding us. Mike Thompson and Ian then said the short lines ending in “we shall remember”.
A very emotional few moments.
It was then the long walk back to Namche with more spectacular views and the sighting of a Lamerguir.
It down into Namche for coffee and apple pie this afternoon then back to the Tea House for another early night and an early start.
Steve and the Drek Trek team