Day 4 – Namche (3440) to Khumjung (3840)
Today was another relatively easy day with a 2.5hr hike up to Khumjung via Khunde. We said goodbye to our travel companions this far – Roy and Lenson and their guide Ngima – as they are taking a different route to EBC via Gokyo lakes and Chola pass which takes 3 days longer.
We stopped at Khunde to see the hospital (set up by donations) and then walked down into Khumjung to our lodge for lunch. After lunch we had some relaxation time and then went to visit the monastery – a small local one which had a “yeti skull” which we were able to look at after making a small donation.
We continued walking around the village and looked at the school and a statue of Sir Edmund Hillary, who originally set the school up. Then back to the lodge by 5pm, playing some cards and then some dinner. And easy day but I’m still quite tired!
Tomorrow should be an easy day too – the hike to Phortse tops out at 3990m, so we will have to wait until the day after to break 4000m. These focus now is on good acclimitisation – and it seems to be working as we’ve still has no adverse effects from the altitude.
Our lodge in Khumjung – very quiet here!
View of Khumjung village from our lodge