Thursday, May 31, 2007

A Typical Trekking Day for the 15 Days

Daily personal care rituals at the outdoor basin
Repacking on the 1st day. Porters pre-selecting the lightest duffle bag
The view from the room that can kill
Gears needing a break
Prayer stones

A Typical Trekking Day for the 15 Days

-Wake up at 5-5:30 AM at 5 degrees C.
-Line up for the toilet in your sleeping or trekking clothes.
-Get fresh air outdoors at 6 AM.
-Take sunrise pictures for 30 minutes.
-Return to room at 6:30. Pack duffle bag and bring it out at the door for the porter pick up.
-Take breakfast with group at the dining hall 7:00.
-Take medication. Brush teeth. Apply sunblock at 7:30.
-Pick up daily requirement of drinking water.
-Dress for hike 7:45.
-Start trek at 8:00 AM. Start morning prayers.

-Stop for lunch at about 11:00 AM.
-Order lunch.
-Lunch after 1 hour.
-Leave for the next destination at 2:00 PM.

-Arrive at destination usually after 2-3 hours.
-Proceed to designated room.
-Unload baggage. Set up bedding.
-Add more layers of clothes.
-Choose meals for dinner.
-Dine with group at about 7:00 PM.

-Retire at 8:00 PM.

Typical outdoor toilet and shower area. Photo by Larry Honoridez

The 30th of May was one untypical day, an exceptional night. Spent in Tengboche, the group honored one man a "39 at 39,000 M." The man who saw that we are properly funded and budget well accounted for. Spent in the company not with his family but with friends, it was one memorable night for us. Because that Wednesday, we tasted apply pie. Belated Sir Dom.
Tengboche night shot by Larry

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