Everest Base Camp Trek - Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
The cluttered sight of small shops, houses and lodges clinging to the steep mountainside was a blessing to our weary eyes. Namche Bazaar had a good variety of facilities. Internet was available as well as several little European-style bakeries serving tempting sweets. In fact, there was so much trekking gear and western-style goods that it was hard to believe Namche Bazaar is not connected via paved roads with trucks bringing supplies on a daily basis. It is truly a place where the medieval world meets the modern.
Due to the large increase in altitude in just over 24 hours, a day of rest and acclimatization was on tap for the next day. We planned a circular route through the surrounding countryside which would take us to approximately 3,840m / 12,600’. We couldn't resist a stop at the Everest View Hotel for some hot chocolate.
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