3rd Day – Altitude Adjustment Hike

We are staying a second night in Namche, Nepal. To help adjust to the altitude we hike up 1,560 ft to a hotel on the top of a mountain. Altitude adjustment has been a challenge for me. The hotel is 12,750 ft high, almost as high as I have ever been. The hike was straight up and then straight down.

We have had a lot of training and talks on how to breathe and hike up and down. I have been getting a lot of special training. I usually have a sherpa or two following me and Carole has been with me too. This is because I have been taking my time and I am usually the last one of the group. Erin and Haley hung with me all day today which was nice. Today I was only 20 minutes behind the group. I have learned some special breathing techniques to help me with the altitude. No headaches or nausea which is a good sign so far.

This afternoon Haley, Julia, and I walked to the Namche Bazar. Namche is a very big city for this part of Nepal. They have many shops that cater to the hikers in the area.

Hiking this Morning

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Haley, Erin, Carole (our guide) and myself

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Erin with Carole leading the way down the mountain

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Haley is learning Nepalese from the sherpas. Here are two very nice sherpas in our group

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The Bazaar

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