Saturday, May 09, 2009

Tengboche Monastery and Mount Everest as a companion

We made it to Tengboche Monastery yesterday afternoon.  The trek was a bit easier than that intensive climb to Namche Bazaar two days before.  The rest day did us all some good.
We got our first look at Everest from Namche Bazaar and it's been a constant companion ever since.  You turn a corner and there it is in all it's glory.  Stunning doesn't even begin to describe the scenery here.
I did a lot of botanizing on the trek yesterday.  We are heading to Dengboche today, which will put us out of the plant zone.  We walked through pine forest, then juniper and rhododendron forest.  The monastery is beautiful and we were greeted with their morning song today.

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