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  • Day8

    Quest For Everest - Day 3

    December 11, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We woke at 7am for breakfast so we can start an epic 7 hour trek at 8am. We are leaving Phakding (2619m) and progressing to Namche Bazar (3440m) so an overall elevation increase of 820m, one of the longest and hardest treks on the trip.

    The first three hours felt relatively easy and we stopped for lunch. Little did I know that most of the incline was about to stop. It was literally being on a step machine for four hours. It was very intense and hard work, baby steps is the key to success yet local Nepalis are passing us with 87kg loads on their back, heroes!!

    We arrived at our lodge due the next two days as tomorrow is an acclimatisation rest day. No longer can I run up stairs to the bathroom it just takes it out of you.

    It’s now exactly a week until we reach base camp, we got some epic views of Everest on the way to Namche Bazar, the pain is rewarded with every turn and the pictures just doesn’t do it any justice.
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