Today is another tough but rewarding day - we leave the comforts of Namche Bazaar and trek to Tengbouche at 3800mtrs. We first descend 200mtrs so it makes the climb a little harder. It's soooo worth it though, the views and scenery are awesome and the sun is shining the whole time we are trekking. So much so that we both got a little sunburned, as did a few other trekkers we met along the way. That's something about this trip that I just loved - meeting so many people from all over the world, all working towards the same goal, all encouraging each other and having a laugh along the way!
Throughout today we meet lots of local children who ask us for balloons! We didn't think to bring balloons, but we did bring the next best thing - sweets!! We hand out chewy sweeties to as many kids as we can. They are so sweet!
It's another long day trekking, but both Deryl and I feel strong and able. The downhills are challenging for us as it hurts the feet a little, but otherwise this is a good days trekking. You can certainly feel the temperature dropping as you arrive in Tengbouche.
We also have the most amazing view from our bedroom window......
When we get to our hotel, Deryl and I have a gorgeous flask of hot chocolate - it was like nectar. We then head over to a Buddhist temple where we are privileged enough to witness the monks meditating. It's really something else and a total departure from our normal lives. This is why travelling is so amazing - you get to see and do things outside your everyday life!
When we get back to the hotel - we gather the gang together and play a few card games, have some lovely noodle soup for dinner and retire to bed. I'm really wanting a vodka and lemonade right about now but my guide Mohan, advises me against it due to the alititude - party pooper! The communal room is so toasty and warm thanks to the yak poo burning in the stoves - it's hard to leave and go to our cold little rooms!