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Phunki Drengka - the stop before Tengboche Monastry
Nepal

It was nightfall already and I hadn't quite made it to Tengboche Monastry yet - my original plan as I had spent too much time taking photos and doing interesting side-trips. I thought I did it ok when I got to the airstrip above Namche Bazaar by noon starting from Monjo but I was wrong.

I was close to despair when I found out the 2 lodings here were close - just before I braced myself for the option of sticking to my original plan one of the owner did finally turned up and I would had been his sole guest for the night had it not been for the arrival of a late group of porters carrying goods for villages further upstream.

Tengboche Monastry is right on that ledge of  the mountain across the stream and is another 1-2 hrs walk from here.

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