Today our team will be up early for day 2 of their trekking adventure. And Everest Circuit Trek day 2 is a big day. Our groups typically start earlier than most others this day for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it can get very hot and dusty on the Namche Hill so we work to minimise this by using the coolest (morning) hours of the day. Not commonly known is that below 3500m it can get very warm at this time of year so we need to be mindful of this given the significant amount of uphill our team will be doing today. We also want to get our people to the Namche Hotel in plenty of time for lunch and to spend the remainder of the day resting and relaxing. This is only possible with an earlier than usual start.
It never ceases to amaze us the number of people trudging into Namche well after 3 and 4pm. Some even later. An important protocol of a good acclimatisation schedule is plenty of rest after exertion. Working hard and exerting all day is counter productive to good acclimatisation – especially on Everest Circuit trek day 2 at altitude!
The final 2 -3 hour uphill walk to Namche Bazaar involves around 800 vertical metres. Slow and steady is the order of the day and it’s really important nobody feels the need to rush. If the weather is clear, our crew will get their first opportunity to see Mt Everest around halfway up the Namche Hill.
Everest Circuit Trek Day 2 Namche Bazaar success
Tuesday October 21, 4.00 pm Nepal time… news from our Everest Circuit Trek trip leader Gyan Tamang that our group have all made in to Namche Bazaar in good time. A great time was had by all ascending the Namche Hill (I may have taken some licence there) and they’re currently in shower, eat and rest mode at the wonderful Namche Hotel. Namche Hotel proprietors (and our good friends) Ang Maya and Dorjee Sherpa will be showing our team some fine Khumbu hospitality.
Plenty on the agenda for our crew tomorrow in and around Namche Bazaar, including some stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.