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DAY 14 Dingboche to Namche

Today looks to be a long one, so up early for breakfast and hoofing it by about 7.30. Breakfast was a little slow, and then the attractive aroma of someone’s scent (read BO!!) had us rushing outside, screaming for mercy. Oh, the humanity!!

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Finally, de-scented, we headed off for lunch at Tengboche, which houses the most famous Monastery in the region.

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The walk was mainly uneventful, rolling hills with a few ups and downs, including a solid climb to the monastery which sits proud on the mountain ridge.

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The monastery was quite beautiful, which Liz would attest to if only she hadn’t been wearing shorts!

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Read the fine print, Liz!!
A nice lunch with spectacular views back to Everest, then the long descent to the valley floor.

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We spent over an hour going down, while hundred of miserable suckers (umm, I mean, trekkers) slogged their way up, up, up!
One nasty hill climb to Tengboche Monastery.

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Actually, murder on the feet going down, not that we would have got much/any sympathy from the climbers.

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We then spent about 3 hours going up, then down. Up, then down…
Where the bloody hell is Namche?

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We sight a Stupa, which is always a good sign a town is just around the corner…around the corner we sight another Stupa in the distance…pass it, no village!!!

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Yet another Stupa…WTF, where is NAMCHE???
FINALLY, at about 5.30…Namche, Thank God!

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Told it was about 7, ended up being 9 hours walking, including 1000 metres of descent.
Thanks for nothing, Dawa!

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We had been talking for days about having our first beer for over 2 weeks when we got to namche, but now we are here, too tired to bother.
The beer better be cold tomorrow at Phakding!

 

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