first view of Mt. Everest, Namche Bazaar – Everest Base Camp Trek – Part 2

We were walking along Dudh Kosi River, crossed this small waterfall.
Today is a big day as we’re going to climb more than 800 meters to an altitude of 3.440 meters.
Our final destination for the day will be Namche Bazaar, the biggest town in Khumbu Valley; one can say it’s the capital of Khumbu Valley.
We will be in Namche for two nights to acclimatize.
We officially enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Everest); this is a check point where all Trek leader need to register their members. Here one can find people of all nationals .
We stopped to grab lunch in the town of Jorsale. The sun was shining down on us as we sat outside.
After lunch, we mentally prepared our self for the final climb to Namcahe.
But before starting our final climb, we reach the Khumbu River.
This is the river coming down from the Khumbu Glacier, which streams down the Khumbu Glacier, face of Everest.
The water is incredibly blue and I stood still for a while to absorb the moment,
From far we could see the suspension bridge, there were two (Hillary suspension bridge)
The lower one is the old one and not in use anymore, the upper one is the one we are on to cross the Khumbu River.
This bridge in particular was a bit shaky as it was high up and there was wind, it was scary but felt fun.
Immediately after crossing this bridge, we started our final ascent to Namche Bazaar, the hardest part of today’s hike.
All of a sudden, there’s a gathering of people on a small platform. This turns out to be Everest View Point; this is the first place on the trek where you can see Mount Everest between the pine trees.
And after some intense climbing we reached a check post. After necessary paperwork, we started walking towards the Namche.
Namche is built in the shape of an amphitheater and situated in a very steep valley. That made us realise there is one last steep climb to climb to our hotel.
We reached our hotel.
After checking our room, we were excited that we got to stay here for two nights.It was a long tiring day; we meet at the dinning hall for tea and to discuss the next day Plan.
Rest day for acclimatization.
Today, as part of the acclimatization, we were hiking up to Khumjung 3810, it’s around 2 hrs trek
Khumjung is known to trekker for the amazing view it has to offer of the whole range. We got excellent views of the all most all peaks, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Amadablam and Thamserku being amongst the most prominent as they stand straight ahead.
We returned back to Namche and went to visit mt. Everest documentation centre and Sherpa culture Museum which was on the way.
Later in the evening we went to visit the market to celebrate the trek till now with hot chocolate at Sherpa Barista.

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