Everest Base Camp and Kalapthar Trek
Day 19 > Return Trek > Debuche to Namche-Bazaar 

Morning incense of burning of 'herbs' (in the tin pot on the tree) in Paradise GH garden and cooking smoke from teahouse across.  

 

At 7:00AM we pass these very familiar sight of Tengboche Monastery in morning mist


  A last look at Tengboche Monsastery as we walk past


We are back on the ridge on top of Namche at 12:30PM

Staying again at Namche-Inn, I got the same room with my window opening out to the same tent-camp ...  I get to see another group camping there now!  


Day-19 - 13th October 2007: Debuche to Namche Bazaar

We left Debuche at 6:15AM and climbed up the steep trail to reach Tengboche by 7:00AM. We didnt stop except to take a couple of pictures of the Monastry and continued climbing dow steeply to Phungi-Thanga. And cossed this bridge over Imja Khola by 8:40AM.

 We start our descent from Tengboche ... view towards Phungi Tanga

(below) and Namche Bazaar (pic center)

 Pungi Thanga ...water driven Prayer wheels


Crossing Imja+Dudh Kosi (8:40AM) ....  on this solid wooden bridge


 

That nice looking house on top of a central ridge between Tengboche & Namche Hills .... seen here from Namche-end.

 


We hear from Kancha (Namche Inn, Manager) that the flight from Lukla are stopped for last 3 days. There is  a backlog built-up, but he was feeling since the weather has cleared up today; they will fly extra flights, (upto 50 per day), and hopefully by the time we reach Lukla day-after the flights should be back on normal schedule. Bhavnath was a bit worried a he wanted to get back home by Dasain ... so he was saying a prayer to Pashupatinath-ji (The God in Pashupathi Nath temple, in Kathmandu) for weather to clear and hold! 

Spent the afternoon in Namche checking emails in a cybercafe and visiting the local bazaar. Namche is pretty nice bustling place with sherpas roaming around and tourists from all over the world excited to be here!