Everest Base Camp Trek: Grom & Team Arrive Namche Bazarre

Posted by: Casey Grom | March 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 11,300'

It was another beautiful day here in the Khumbu with clear skies and astounding views. Our day started with breakfast at 7:30 with eggs, toast, porridge, jam and plenty of fresh coffee (thanks Tucker). We hit the trail just after 8 and made our way up the valley crossing numerous hanging bridges covered with prayer flags. Tea houses lined the trail almost the entire way making it easy to stop for a rest, eat and snap a few photos. We made good time even while sharing the trail with other Trekkers and the countless yaks carrying loads in both directions. Along the way we were treated to a nice view of the far off Mt Everest (still about 25 miles away). There was one big hill to climb before reaching Namche Bazaare where we’ll spend a few nights in order to properly acclimatize.
Everyone is doing great and currently are out exploring Namche (population of a few thousand) which is the heart of the Khumbu and Sherpa people.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

The team on the trail toward Namche Bazaar.  Photo: Casey Grom View of the mountains above Phakding.  Photo: RMI Collection The RMI Trek 3-20 team crossing the river on the trail toward Namche Bazaar.  Photo: Casey Grom

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Aloha Chris. It’s your sister-in-law from Kauai.  We are really proud of you for undertaking this big challenge.  I think I will just stick to hiking the beaches!  Good luck and stay safe.  I know Nancy and Sammy are anxious for you to get home.  Mary Kay

Posted by: Mary Kay on 3/28/2013 at 1:16 am

Hi Chris,
We want to hear all about the expedition on your return. Safe travels and enjoy every moment!

Posted by: Stacy & Jacquie on 3/26/2013 at 10:53 am

Hi Chris—enjoy the bazaar!  Sammy and I miss you!

Posted by: Nancy Flores on 3/26/2013 at 3:51 am

Enjoy those en suite baths for the next 2 days.  Good pizza and pastries. You are living large.  Shop owners in Namche are thrilled to see you all no doubt.  So glad to read and see the photos.

Posted by: Kathryn LeBey on 3/26/2013 at 3:30 am

Ohhhh, the Namche Hill! Elsie, Missy, and Allie: I’m sure you flew up that hill! So glad you’ve had clear weather! So excited for all of you…have fun in Namche! xoxo

Posted by: Dana Marie Buchanan on 3/25/2013 at 2:02 pm

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