last journey of trekking for acclimatization in Solokhumbu
Everest Expedition has returned today to Namche Bazaar from Tyengboche in a
hard journey. They went early to visit the religious epicenter of the Sherpa
region, the monastery of Tyengboche where lama monks hold their prayers.
After the visit to the sacred place they started the descent of more than one
hour by a gaunt zone until they crossed the point where the Dudh Khosi and
Imja Tse rivers meet.
through little villages and among woody vegetation they went south. After
more than two hours of constant descent by the sides of the mountains and
these sinuous paths of this very hard topography, they reached Namche Bazaar
to stay in the same lodge where they were on the way up and now the headaches
proper to the mountain sickness have disappeared.
got to Namche Bazzar with the accumulated exhaustion, the Andalucians found a
strong military presence and they learned that during the last days there has
been unrest in the Nepalese capital with strike situations and police and
military intervention that has even resulted in loss of life to some people.
Monday, the group will conclude the acclimatization trekking in Lukla after
descending during six hours by foot to the spectacular 'milk river'. In Lukla
the climbers will sleep before flying to Katmandu from the impressive airport
of Solokhumbu next morning. In Katmandu they will rest for a couple of days
before going to Everest's Base Camp in Tibet.
Andalucia Everest 2006 Expedition is sponsored by Consejería de Turismo,
Comercio y Deporte of the City of Andalucía, RTVA and the City of Sevilla, and
de The North Face, Nervión Plaza, Estadio Deportivo, Grupo La Raza and
people are extraordinarily strong and hard working. During these days we have
see porters on the road with sixty kilos on their backs climbing with effort
the endless slopes. Also women and teenagers do their daily work of
transporting goods, food, wood, food for the yaks, soft drinks or beer and
tourist's backpacks by the natural rock stairs that make hearts beat faster
and take your breath away. They drive their cattle by difficult trails with
the easiness of someone who crosses the street in any city of Andalucia. They
are made to adapt their way of life and they don't whine about their
environment. They are courteous, kind and well mannered inside and out. They
are fighting people, unique and extraordinaire.
from Spanish by Jorge Rivera
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