Oh the night was cold tonight! Following the previous post, my sleeping bag was barely holding during the night. I was warm, but not comfortably warm, more like survival-mode warm, but at least I slept a bit.
After breakfast we set off, having Dingboche in mind as our destination. The trek wasn’t as difficult as yesterday, we were climbing gradually, only with short passages of steep climb. As we were getting closer to Dingboche, the nature started to slowly change. We left the forests behind us and entered tundra (or at least I hope it’s tundra), with small bushes scattered over rocky and sandy landscape. Since we are over 4000m now, we could hardly expect any lush vegetation.
It’s obvious that we are coming closer to the big mountains, but now we are already leaving some of them behind, even when they seemed so far away in Namche. How crazy is that? The progress we make each day is huge.
Dingboche lies at over 4300m, right under Ama Dablam and we will have our acclimatization day in here tomorrow. We will climb to 5500m, well we’ll see about that🙄 Abother option for a day trip was to go to Ama Dablam’s base camp, but that’s a 10-12h trek and this is not how I imagine my “rest day”.
The altitude is not a problem for me so far, I had only small to medium headache, but didn’t want to take any pills. I hope that it will get better tomorrow, as I will get used to the air here.
Since we are so high right now, the stars are soooo close and big and amazing! I can see the milky way right above me. I decided to go star gazing and so I went further away from the light into the darkness. Suddenly, I hear a noise and dog jumped out of the bushes. Well dogs seemed very lazy and calm during the whole time so I thought ok, he will go away but he didn’t! And started to jump on me! Thank god there were some other guides outside, they managed to scare the dog away. And right after they told me it was a forrest dog and I shouldn’t go very far away from the hotel. Well, so that was my evening adventure😁
Again, the wifi here is very limited and there is no network around (so no mobile internet as well), pictures will come later.