06.05.2012 - 06.05.2012
Today we hiked to Khumjung from Namche (4 hrs). Today was our first view of Everest from just above Syanboche airport. We also stopped at the appropriately named Everest View Hotel, $200 per night, no running water, but a view to kill for! After tea we hiked to Khumjung and checked into our deserted lodge, we were the only ones staying there.
While we were having lunch we visited the school which was started in 1961 by Sir Edmund and his brother Rex. The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation of Canada provides funds to the school.
We then went to the Khunde Hospital and met up with Dr. Kami. This hospital is fully funded by the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation of Canada and provides basic health care to the region.
Then we went to our guide Lakpa’s house and met his mother and one of his sons.