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We trekked from Namche to Thyangboche (3867 meters), passing many yaks and dzo (half yak- half cows) along the way. At Thyangboche we saw an extremely rare site for tourists, Nepal's Re-incarnated Monk, the country's most prestigious religious figure, equal in standing to Tibet's Dalai Lama. At first we thought he was just an overweight monk until our guide explained everything to us. We sat inside the monastery and watched the religious ceremony. The monks played strange brass and wind instruments, struck gongs, and chanted hymns while the youngest monks (8 yrs old) goofed around in the back as any children will do at church.
Monastery at Thyangboche.
This outhouse completely collapsed minutes after Jill used it. I guess she slammed the door too hard.