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  • Day9

    Quest For Everest - Day 4

    December 12, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Today is a rest day or so I thought it would be, we had breakfast at 8am then left for a short hike to the Sir Edmond Hillary museum in Khumjung (3790m) which had an amazing statue of the legend Tenzin Norgay overlooking Everest.

    We then ascended another 300 meters to take in some views and were greater by our first view of yaks (male) and naks (female), they cannot survive below 4000 metres so we will see more of them soon, we then descended back to our lodge. This apparently helps to acclimatise. I feel good, no headaches or nausea, fingers crossed, although a couple of members are suffering and one fainted last night. It doesn’t matter how fit you think you are, the altitude affects anyone at anytime.

    Tomorrow is another long day, a 7 hour trek but only an elevation of 400 metres so although a long trek we don’t go too high in one day.
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