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August 16, 2002: Phakding (2.600m). Namche Bazaar (3.440m) Brazil to the Top of the World. Entering in the National Park of the Sagarmatha. Today we had one morning of sun after our departure from Phakding and it practically did not rain until 4PM, when we arrived in Namche Bazaar. Now it must happen the same of yesterday, in the afternoon, it is raining and it must rain until the dawn. We pass for the entrance of the National Park of the Sagarmatha. Sagarmatha is the name in Nepali of the Everest. The National Park of the Sagarmatha was created in 1976 and has 4 mountains of more than 8 thousand meters of altitude: Everest (8.848m), Lhotse (8.501m), Makalu (8.464m) and Cho Oyo (8.201m). The objective of the creation of the park was the protection of the environment and the local culture. The creation of the park was well received. Currently, every year, more than 25 a thousand vistorsand alpinists come to visit its mountains. We gain altitude passing the entrance of the park, in Jorsale, we exceed the altitude of Pico of the Black Needles (2.787m), in Namche Bazaar already we are higher here of the one than the biggest mountain of Brazil, Pico of the Fog (3.014m). In the photos of today it is possible to perceive one of the innumerable waterfalls that we find for the way, formed from waters of the monsoon of the summer. Also some of the bridges that we cross, on the river Dudh Khosi.

 

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