The kitchen crew at Holiday Namche (www.holidaynamche.com) kicks into high gear to attend to the sustenance needs of trekkers who are spending the night in the lodge. The gentleman in pink is Ang Norbu Sherpa, a guide for 20 years who decided to focus on the lodging business in 2004. The lady is his wife Nawang Kasang Sherpa who runs the business with him. Great couple and hosts. And cooks.
When most of the guests have already hit the sack, the owners of Holiday Namche, along with their friends, some of whom are guiding for the guests, enjoy their time playing a game of cards. This particular game, which my faculties failed to grasp even after my efforts to observe meticulously, makes use of two decks. Well at least I figured that one out.
Outside the Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar is a bigger-than-life statue, patterned after the pose in his historic photo, that serves as a fitting tribute to Nepali Tenzing Norgay. In May 1953, Tenzing and Edmund Hillary became the first people to summit the highest mountain on Earth, rising 8,848m above sea level. You guessed it right, that peak in the background.