Everest Base Camp Trek – Day 3

Everest Base Camp Trek – Day 3
Date: 14 November 2017
Walked to: Kyanjuma
Distance: 7.5 miles
Altitude: Sleeping at 3,600m (high point was 3,880)

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I woke up with a bit of a headache this morning, and had to force breakfast down – the effects of altitude were beginning to hit. But luckily, the moment I was out of last night’s tea house and walking uphill, I felt fine. That was very handy indeed, because today was probably the most extraordinary day of walking I’ve ever had, in terms of knock-out scenery.

The walking day started with a stiff climb out of Namche Bazaar to a viewpoint of Everest, Ama Dablam (my favourite looking mountain) and the other surrounding mountains, before heading on up to what was probably my highest altitude (to date) hot chocolate, at the posh Everest View Hotel. Then it was on to the twin villages of Kunde and Khumjung, fitting in lunch, a visit to the local school and hospital (both originally founded by Sir Edmund Hillary), and to the nearby monastery, which has been rebuilt following the 2015 earthquake.

Home tonight is a tea house in Khumjumg, where, after three days of walking, I’ve finally had a shower; sounds minging, I know, but it is seriously cold here once the sun goes down. It may also be my last one for six days as the guides advise against it once we get much higher. On the plus side, because it’s so cool, and because we’re walking so slowly due to the altitude, there’s not a whole lot of perspiration going on. Ah, the glamour of walking…

About silkakt

I love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.
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8 Responses to Everest Base Camp Trek – Day 3

  1. Barrie Stillwell says:

    So proud of you, just enjoy and be safe 👍👍👍👍

  2. Eleanor says:

    Hygiene limitations aside, it all sounds amazing. Any pics?

  3. Daria says:

    Seems like you’re enjoying your hike up Everest:-D Take care and make sure you keep warm!

  4. Kirsten Taylor says:

    Fond memories of the Annapurna and ‘hot buckets’ while standing in hand also on ice! Be safe x x

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