After a steep climb from Namche-Inn, up a stone-paved path we reach Chorkhung (above) from where the main trail starts
Looking south towards Phakding valley, on the ridge above Namche
A Plaque honouring Tenzing Norgay and Sherpas of Everest ... on chorten celebrating the "50th anniversary of Conquest of Everest (1953-2003) "
The famous Tengboche Monastry .. the biggest one in region
Tengboche's main Chorten & the Monastry entrance
Trekkers Lodge, where I stayed
The view North is cloudy (1:40PM) ... so no view of Everest yet!
Teashop in Kyangjuma ... had lemon tea with a couple of Chinese trekkers.
The 4-way Junction Sign ... Gokyo, Tengboche, Khamjung and Namche; from where we have come.
After Sanasa, we gradually descend and cross Dudh Kosi river on this nice & solid wooden bridge, before reaching Phungi Thanga
Just before reaching Tengboche, looking back towards Namche .. one can see the trail-path stretching all the way from Khumjung to here.
The entrance gateway of the Tengboche Monastry (3870M)
We reached Tengboche top at 1:30PM after a rather steep & tiring 2.5 Hr climb up from Phungi-Thanga. We tried for room at Tashi Delek & few GHs near the Monastry..... but all were full except the costliest rooms at NR 600. Just as we were thinking we may have to go on to Debuche, we managed a room in Trekkers Lodge, behind the Monastry. It was a bit congested with many bunk beds ... but quite OK and rooms at NR 200/- The Trekkers Lodge had an advantage: from its front door you can see Everest directly ( if the clouds suddenly clear up, as it did .... in pic below) :
From Trekkers Lodge front yard, I got my first live view of Everest when the clouds (magically) cleared up a wee bit at 2:20PM
Next day morning view looking towards Everest range - past Tengboche's Chorten - Ama Dablam thumb on right.
Ama Dablam - thumb - from Tengboche
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