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Part 11 - Leaving Khumjung

After a week of filming Dr. Jeff Philips, the dentist working at the school that Edmund Hillary built, it was time to say goodbye to our dear friends in Khumjung.

Khumjung is situated in a bowl surrounded by majestic mountains. We woke up early to visit the Saturday market in Namche Bazar but it was misty. Charlotte Austin, our guide, and I left at 6:00 am. The weather was not great, cold, and snowing.

We hiked up the mountain where we had a beautiful view over the small village of Khumjung and then magic happened. The clouds lifted, the sun came up over the mountaintop and the place looked truly magical! All the trees and mountains were covered in snow; around every corner our eyes were treated to another spectacular view.

I can honestly say I have never experienced such beauty in a matter of two hours.

When we reached the top, the clouds rolled in and within minutes we walked in the clouds. Actually it felt as if I was walking on clouds, probably cloud 9!

Next week: Our trek to Everest base camp

 

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