My trip to Mount Everest, Nepal in 2010 – part 5
After my blessing by the monks, I now knew Buddha was watching over me.
Today we trek for about seven hours to Phortse Gaon (3810 m). This village is home to a number of Sherpas who have reached Everest’s summit.
I had to drink more water now as it prevented us from going down with Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). Toilets were dotted about along the path but somewhat basic. I don’t think that the original mountaineers such as Edmond Hillary had such facilities provided for them when they did this journey over fifty years ago.
We were still following the Dudh Kosi river.
It was to be a long trek before we get to our village for the night.
We were leaving the tree lines and vegetation was getting less. The scenery became barren landscape but pretty.
After a steep climb we made it to Phortse Gaon.
I was glad Auntie L. knitted me a wooly scarf and hat just before I left for Nepal. It was freezing here.
I had a good look around this village before dinner.
I was ready for the next day trek but I knew from now on it was going to be very cold.
To be continued….