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Day 8

So today is another acclimatisation day and we will not be fooled again!! Haha, we prepare ourselves for another hard and fast trek up and then down again to prepare our bodies for the increasing altitude to come.

Although we technically only climbed 400mtrs, it's hard going. I can definitely feel my breathing is a little laboured, but it's nothing to worry or concern me. While we're trekking, we came across lots of prayer flags and little stone formations. I asked my guide what the stones meant and he explained that they helped those who were lost - if they saw these stones, they knew that there were people nearby and they wouldn't be lost for much longer.

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The terrain is very dusty and rocky and in some parts - particularly coming down - it feels very unstable . I cant tell you how many times I slipped and almost fell - just be so careful on the downwards trek!

It's a short days trek and we come back to Dingbouche and explore the village. We wander around a few of the coffee shops and finally park ourselves in one and treat ourselves to a hot chocolate and some WiFi! Deryl and I headed back to the tea house and have another lovely dinner of pizza and play cards with the gang again! We invited some of the other trekkers to join in and we have a great time - everyone is so friendly and good fun.

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After a while we both feel the need for bed. It is definitely taking its toll on our weary bodies and we are dog-tired. We really needed this rest day and even though we still trekked, the down time has been really welcome!

Posted by DerylandJo 06:59 Archived in Nepal Tagged mountains hiking trekking everest camp base nepal kathmandu

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