Chaurikharka @ 7.20 (2,072m)
End: Namche Bazare @ 17.30 (3,440m)
A slightly loud night due to the Chinese tourist in the room next door and his unusual bed noises(!) and we had the nicest porridge ever before setting off. A rapid walk to our original destination point for yesterday and we were officially on the ‘Mickey Mouse’ trail for EBC – marked noticeably by the increase in shops and prices!!! A very nice trek today that took us through lots of villages and across several suspension bridges. Replaced our walking bamboo sticks with some proper walking poles. Stopped for a hot lemon and some Nak cheese before entering the Sagarmatha National Park (our 1st UNESCO site in Nepal!). A 3-hour climb uphill to Namche Bazare with a horrific suspension bridge dangling over a gorge. The added horror of being chased by Yaks across it, over 100m in the air, resulted in me bursting into tears when I reached the other side. Ate a Yak steak for dinner to feel better – karma!!
Friday 1st April 2016