We have been drinking lemon tea by the litre. Around three times a day we get a giant thermos of lemon tea to share between the five of us. I haven’t drunk tea for around 30 years but am becoming quite a fan of lemon tea.
Was up at 6.30 am for a 7.30 am breakfast and 8.00 am departure. Today is around a seven hour day trekking to Namche Bazaar. There’s 1,000 metres of vertical ascent and a net altitude gain of 900 metres or so.
The view ahead.
Some locals making their own quarry.
Snow covered peaks in the distance.
The first four hours or so follow the river with a mixture of uphill and downhill.
Some superb scenery on the way.
You really don’t want to be crossing a bridge at the same time as yaks or mules.
I suspect the river is rather cold.
You can see two bridges ahead. We cross over the upper bridge. A fall would be unpleasant.
The start of the big climb up. From here on in it is just 600 metres of climbing and zigzags.
Crossing the high bridge.
Towards the end of the climb the path widens up and is much easier.
Goats will go anywhere!
Namche Bazaar. We will be staying here for two nights, as this helps mitigate the risk of altitude sickness.
That’s the view from our accommodation. The height we are at here is pretty close to the summit of Aoraki Mt Cook.