Posts Tagged "Namche Bazar"

Day 20 – The Last Yak

Start: 11,300 ft     End: 9,300 ft     Total Time: 7hrs 30mins Our last day of hiking was a bittersweet day. It was one of the most difficult days coming after three arduous days of hiking. And yet it was the end of what had become our normal reality. Hiking with my…

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Day 19 – Walking in the Rain and Hail

Start: 12,900 ft     End: 11,300 ft     Total Time: 8hrs As we continued what my mom was coming to call our “Forced March” we realized that while ascending is an experience, descending is simply about getting from point A to point B. Our departure time was pushed up from 9am to…

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Day 7 – Much Appreciated Rest Day

Because I was still feeling ill, I was extremely thankful for the rest day in Khumjung. For those (like my Dad) who were feeling good, the guides led a very short trek up to the Everest View Hotel. Although unfortunately due to some extensive cloud cover, the hotel didn’t quite…

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Day 6 – Climbing to Khumjung

Start: 3,440m (11,300 ft)     End: 3,780m (12,400 ft)     Highest Point: 4200m (13,800 ft)     Total Time: 3hr Heading out of Khumjung we had a climb of about 2500 ft. before heading back down to reach the town. This was an extremely steep section out of…

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Day 5 – Trek to Namche Bazar

Start: 9,400 ft.     End: 11,300 ft.     Total time: 2hrs 40mins We arose from our cramped, yet surprisingly comfortable beds in our lodge (see above) around 6am to pack our duffel bags and backpacks before breakfast (see above for photo of beds). Because we were starting at…

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