27, 28 October - Back into the Green Regions

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Today was a gorgeous morning--a gosling day, as they say in PEI.  We walked out of the Pheriche valley ; trees (mainly juniper) began to appear, as well as flowers and shrubs and tilled plots of land, separated by the stone fences you see everywhere here.  We went through the village of Syomare, where one of our group, Wendy, gave a toothbrush to a little girl. (Wendy had brought a supply of toothbrushes, courtesy of her dentist, to give away.)  In the beatufiul village of Pangboche, we saw the Tashi Dalek monastery, where the monks used to keep a yeti skull on display; unfortunately it had been stolen four years before.  This event resulted in "a serious blow to the monastery's revenue," according to a notice on the wall.   We stayed overnight in a guest house in a village not far from Namche Bazar, and the next morning walked into N.B., getting our last look of  Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam on the way.  After a coffee and some souvenir shopping in N.B., we continued on, the good weather keeping pace with us.  When we stopped for lunch, we learned from a group of Australian trekkers that there was another yeti skull on display in the monastery of Khumjung, near Namche Bazar.  (Or maybe, someone suggested darkly, it was the very skull stolen from the Tashi Dalek monastery!)

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