Everest Base Camp - Day 6December 2, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ -10 °C
Acclimization day: Dingboche
On our rest day, we slept in until 8:30, which is sleeping in late for trekking. Usually, we have already been trekking for a half hour by this time and have been up since 6:00 a.m. When we woke up, it was below freezing in Dingboche and the windows all had ice in them.
We stayed in Dingboche to acclimate and just relaxed for our rest day. My parents hiked up higher and figured out the trail for the next day so we wouldn't get lost, while me and Neve stayed at the lodge and read.
In the afternoon, we read some more until 1:00. Then, we had lunch and headed over to the bakery.
Everyday, the bakery here has a movie showing at 2:00. They have movies about helicopter rescues in the mountains, the Dawn Wall and Free Solo. Today, we got to watch Free Solo. We have seen Free Solo before, but it was really cool to watch it at an elevation of over 4,000 meters! We ordered tea and hot chocolate for the movie.
When the movie was finished, we went back to our lodge to read and organize our stuff and start packing it up. Because our shoes are just regular running shoes and have ventilation, my parents decided to tape up the toes of our shoes with tuck tape so they will hopefully be warmer. It is supposed to be -10 tomorrow morning when we start trekking.