We are now on the 11th day of our trek. We stayed at a lovely lodge last night in the hamlet of Deboche. Our home for the night was in the rhododendron forest below the Tengboche Monastery. Everyone had a shower...it felt good to wash off the dust of the trail.
This morning we headed out with cloudy skies. We stopped at the monastery and marvelled at the story panels depicting the Buddha's life. The head Llama isn't at the monastery yet, he winters in Kathmandu!
On our way down to Namche David Wong and I ran into an old friend, Mingma Sherpa from out last trek here in 2012. (There is an interesting article about him in the Outside Magazine Archives.)
We walked on and it started to rain, we were happy to get to our lodge in Namche. Tomorrow will be our last day of trekking as we walk down to Lukla. We continue to enjoy: more oxygen in the air, better food, and better accommodation!