This day, I was hoping to make it all the way to Namche Bazaar. I got to spend a good night in Dundge where I got a good rest. Make sure you read the post to know more about the day before!
I was estimating 6 to 8 hours it would take me to make it there, with a good lunch break. Namche Bazaar is located at 3500 m, so I knew my ascension would get slower. As this town is located on top of a “hill”, there is an 1-hour climb right before making it up there. Moreover, there is a control point where you have to pay your entry into the Sagarmatha National Park.
I was expecting a much colder climate based on what I read online, especially during winter. Even at 3000 m, the weather was still mild. However, as soon as the sun was out, I could feel the cold kicking in quickly.
I got to walk along the Dudh Koshi River over a long distance. This river’s source comes directly from the melting of the glacier up around Mount Everest. It is considered as one of the highest river in the world.
Located at 3600m, Namche Bazaar is an excellent place where many people will take an acclimatization day. In this town, you can find the last ATM to get money for your trip and buy the equipment you might have forgotten.
It’s at this moment that landscapes started to be breathtaking. From there, there would only be less and less vegetation as I was getting higher and higher.
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