21 April - An acclimatization Hike

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April 21, 2015- An acclimatization Hike

Today was an acclimatization day.  Our first-class and best on the mountain Sherpa guides served us tea in our rooms at 7:00 a.m. before meeting for breakfast at 7:30 a.m.  We left Namche Bazar at 8:30 a.m. on what was a perfect day for our climb to the Everest View Hotel (a gain of about 1,400 feet).  We were rewarded with our first views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablan.  We descended to Khumjung where we ate lunch and visited the Khumjung Gompa and listened to the monks chant their prayers.  We arrived back in Namche Bazar around 3:00 p.m. and visited The Sherpa Saga Sanctuary and Sherpa Culture Museum – a very educational experience.  This shout-out is for Anna, Nick, Miles and Vyla!