Saturday, 10 October 2009

Market day in Namche Bazaar

The market
Dave and Calum: Check out

Hot chilly and spices for sale!

Its 9.25 am Sherpa time and soon we will leave here and head further up the Khumbu towards Everest Base camp to acclimatise. Then we go to Labouche Base camp, climb Labouche and then head over to Ama Dablam for our attempt on that fine summit. Saturday is the main market day in Namche and porters carry a wide range of goods to this market place. Sherpas from all over this area travel from their houses in scattered villages at higher altitudes to purchase their supplies and carry them by yak or porter back to their own villages. Its an exciting day for them and an interesting one for us to witness.
All the team seem to be doing well and are in good spirits. Internet access ends here so there may not be so many updates for the next few days.

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