We were there prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the same time the Olympic Torch was being carried up Everest. The Chinese government "requested" that Nepal close Everest to climbers. Our day packs were searched looking for any "Free Tibet" paraphernalia.
Seen while on the trek up the Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp in Nepal that we did with REI Adventures in April and May of 2008
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