The First View

IMG wisely adheres to the motto, go slowly to the top. We would be spending three days in Namche. Today, though, we went to the Khumjung Gompa. A Gompa is a fortified place of worship for Buddhists. And, given how the Tibetans are being treated in China, it sounds like a good idea.

The hike took us straight up out of Namche to over 12,000 feet where we got to see the world’s highest airstrip, and then ambled on to the Everest View Hotel. Another 70 F day, with beautiful views of Mt. Everest.

We met Russell Brice of “Surviving Everest” fame, and our head climbing Sherpa – a way more important person in my book!

A day on a dusty trail ended with a great view of Namche.

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Published by bberger6

I've spent my life enjoying life's challenges. From sports to the outdoors, to my professional career, and in my personal life, I've always enjoyed big challenges. Over time, one learns that you can win some and lose some, but you never win if you don't try.

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