The Team

Linda Adamson
Akshay Arora
Greg Burt
Carl Crane
Soo Wai Eng
Dana Grant
Vince Grant
Abhi Gorhe
Suzanne Mckeen
Aly Nanji
Aadam Nanji

Franklin Perry
Bill Pevec
Janakie Ratnayake
Brent Reinke
Seth Saxena
Mike Sills
Jason Wells
Julia Winiarski



Faculty

Desiree Crane
John Rose
Brad Reinke

Guest Faculty
David Breashears

Trek Leaders
Sanjay Saxena
Mingmar Sherpa

Sherpa Guides
Pasang Sherpa
Chhongnuri Sherpa
Dorjee Sherpa
Jiku Sherpa
Pemba Sherpa
Dorji Sherpa Jr.
Ngawang Thule Sherpa
Lakpa Sherpa

Our Ground Operator

Daily Blog

Apr 21 - Depart USA
Apr 22 - En route
Apr 23 - Kathmandu
Apr 24 - Trek Day 1

Apr 25 -Trek Day 2
Apr 26 - Trek Day 3
Apr 27 - Trek Day 4
Apr 28 - Trek Day 5
Apr 29 -Trek Day 6
Apr 30 - Trek Day 7
May 1 - Trek Day 8
May 2 -Trek Day 9
May 3/4-Trek Days 10/11
May 5 - Trek Day 12
May 6 - End Trek
May 7 -In Kathmandu
May 8 - Return Home



 

WILDERNESS & TRAVEL MEDICINE

 

Trek to Everest Base Camp


Sunday. April 27 – TREK TO THYANGBOCHE (12,700 ft.)

Tour schedule: The morning takes us downhill to our lunch site by the river at Phunko Tenga. Crossing the foaming Dudh Kosi River on a footbridge we start our long, steady climb through a pine forest to one of the most beautiful spots in the Himalaya, the monastery called Thyangboche, where, at 12,687 feet, we stay in the adjacent Guesthouse. Thyangboche offers one of the most stunning panoramas in the Himalaya – Tawoche (2l,463 feet), Nuptse (25,843 feet), Mt. Everest (29,035 feet), Lhotse (27,9l6 feet), Ama Dablam (22,493 feet), Kangtega (22,235 feet), Thamserku (2l,806 feet), and Kwande (20,806 feet). Founded some fifty years ago by Lama Gulu, the monastery is the main spiritual center of the Khumbu.

Bill writes: Hiked to Thyangboche today. Only about 200 feet net elevation gain, but had to drop down (1800 ft) to the river and then climbed back up again, through rhododendron forest. Had lunch at the Phunki Thanga tea house (say it out loud). Sunny on the hike, but the mountain peaks were shyly hiding behind the clouds. Visited the Thyangboche Buddhist monastery; impressive and exotic. Jason and Greg are weird. Everyone else is very nice.


heading out of Khumjung village (Jason, Brent, Greg & Bill in front)


Mingmar, Desiree & Carl


as usual, the young lads (Seth and Aadam) leading the pack


the hike form the river to Thanboche monastery was through (blooming) rhododendron forest.
The Rhododendron here are trees, some 20-30 feet tall


"Bollywood" Dana


Thyangboche Monastery entrance


statue of Sakyamuni Buddha at Thyangboche monastery

Sunset on Ama Dablam
setting sun lights up Mt. Ama Dablam