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Pangboche to Khumjung ↓(descent)

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Woke up around 6:30 am. I had French toast and it was good, Sarah had a pancake & it was not so good! Previously we had been having porridge almost every day as it was the safest thing to have. Most things they fried had a taste of fried rice with a little kerosene mixed in for good measure!

We saw some tar (something like a deer) on the trail. When we got to Tengboche we took the less travelled scenic trail that was in trees and much less dusty. The flowers were in blossom but looked like they had been damaged by frost. We stopped at L Sherpa Restaurant for lunch, we split an order of fries and Lhakpa had curry with his wife.

Then came the up hill hike to Khumjung, the last (sort of) big climb of our trek. We thought it would never end, but it did and we checked in to the luxurious Khumjung hotel. There are about 40 rooms and there were only 4 of us in 2 rooms, we had the whole place to ourselves.

We had a celebratory dinner at the Khunde hospital with the other Hillary Foundation group, there were 21 people for dinner, all us Trekkers and some hospital staff. The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation of Canada fully funds the operating costs of the hospital.

Posted by Brancaccio trek 23:26 Archived in Nepal Tagged khumjung khunde

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