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Before you reach Lobuje you will cross Lobuje Glacier,a fascinating experience.
While trekking to Base Camp try spend a night at Tengboche, which you should reach in one day from Namche Bazaar and if you are trekking the right time of year you will pass by a rhodedandrum forest. Tengboche is on a small plateau offering wonderful views, and the centre of the village is a grassy field with a beautiful monastery on the left as you enter the village. As you leave the village you should have a clear view of Everest, weather permitting.
REAL OR NOT
I just read that the yeti's skull and hand on display are replicas of the stolen ones from 1991, but you can still go and see them. Actually i may have been about the last person to see the real or shall we say the original yeti skull before it was stolen. i stayed one night in Pangboche so i was looking forward to going to the monastery to see the skull. the custodian of the monastery lived in a up and down building next to the monastery and when i requested to see the skull she squatted on the ground and relieved herself, before asking for a few rupees to open the monastery. I entered the monastery to see some beautiful coloured displays but casting my eyes around i failed to see the skull, but the problem was solved by producing a few more rupees and she produced a glass case from a cabinet with the skull and hand inside. The next morning when we woke at the lodge we were informed that the skull had been stolen so for those of you who have to make do with the replica here is the original. Probably this would have been sometime in April 1991 if i am not mistaken. Please visit the replicas, the monastery is interesting anyway.
SIGN AT LODGE AT BENGAR
From my Everest treks i have many signs that are amusing because of the spelling such as this one in Bengar
OLD FOTO OF LODGE
Phakding is a pretty village to spend a night, it's next to a river. Don't bother diverting from the path to visit Lukla as it's not worth it!
If you have two days to spare it is worth taking a side trip from Dingboche to Chukhung and stay in a lodge there. Get up early next day and trek further up the valley for wonderful views of Ama Dablam (Ama Dablam means mother's necklace as the mountain and ridges supposed to be similar to a mother cradling her baby!). Just follow the trail as far as you can, it will become harder to follow the further you go, and you will be unlikely to meet anyone else.
EVEREST IN THE DISTANCE
There are many things to do here while you are acclimatising hike to Kumjung/Khunde,(you can catch a view of Everest from nearby), visit the Sagamartha Park Visitors Centre or the museums. There is one dedicated to Sherpas and another one dealing with medicinal plants and herbs. There is also the monastery to visit as well as stocking up with reading material from the many second hand book shops. Also stock up on your supplies as further up the trail prices will increase dramatically.
Try arrange your trek so that you will be in Namche Bazaar on a Saturday as the weekly market is held then. Sherpas and locals travel great distances to buy and sell their goods. The place will be crowded and you will be able to take some wonderful photographs.
Try to acclimatise in Namche Bazaar for 3 nights before continuing the trek to Everest. There are some marvellous lodges here and good food.
From Namche Bazaar it is worth a day hike up yo Khumjung-Khunde area while you acclimatise. Th walls by the village paths are very neatly made from stone as well as the houses. You can also visit the medical centre that Sir Edmund Hillary funded and stayed at for several years.
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