Today we started off with a 7.30am breakfast and an easy acclimatization hike to Everest View hotel. It has one of the first glimpses of Everest trekkers and climbers can get on the way to base camp. The trail winds its way up from Namche Bazar to 3880m, a good way to start producing extra red blood cells, aiding the acclimatising process.
After two large pots of hot chocolate we make out way back down, via the Everest museum, with a traditional sherpa house much like the homes our Sherpa guides were born in. Alongside this is a photo gallery of Sherpa culture and Everest summiteers. It was great to see the photos of our Sherpas celebrating their summit successes!
The rest of today I've enjoyed the last of 'civilization', final emails and phone calls home. Good to speak to you Sis! Shopping and blogging. Mark even bought a carpet which he's taking all the way to base camp!
Tomorrow we're moving on to Thame a small village home to Apa Sherpa, who hold the record for summiting Everest - 21 times!!!