Our toughest day on this trek. It was a bit scary at times. I am thankful to have gone through it safely and get to blog about the experience.
The two days following our resting day in Namche Bazaar, we climbed almost 15 miles and gained over 7,000 ft in elevation. In Day 4, we pushed ourselves further going from Dole to Gokyo in one day.
It was a struggle for Tricia on Day 3 as her stomach had strong disagreement with her mind...
We planned a resting day in Namche to help with our acclimatization. I have read the rule of ascending no more than 1000 feet a day in order to acclimatize. While I appreciate the cautious nature of this recommendation, I also imagine whoever wrote this rule must got really bored climbing mountains.
First day of our trek in Nepal: flight to Lukla, one of the most dangerous airports in the world. It's built on a hillside surrounded by foggy mountains.
Here's our actual itinerary on this trek. It was revised a few times during the trip as we slowly figured out the capacity of our bodies in this altitude.