07.05.2012 - 07.05.2012
This was quite the hike today, straight down, across the river and then straight up. Elevation at this point is 12,440 ft. The lodge we stayed at was the best in town, but …….. limited amenities. Whereas the last place we stayed we were the only ones, this place was full and there were 52 people staying there.
We also had an audience with the Rimboche (the high priest of the monastery there) . He is 79 years old now and has been at the monastery since he was 5 years old. Also our guide’s son is a monk there and we met him.