Shortly after leaving Namche Bazaar we saw Everest for the first time! After a few more views of Everest, we were in for a long, tough trek. At one point we gained 500 feet, then descended 1,000 feet, and finished with a 2,000 foot gain. All in 6 hours.

For lunch we enjoyed an egg sandwich and garlic soup (broth with garlic) – simple, but delicious! Then we were off for our 2,000 foot ascent to Tengboche, saw the monastery as we passed by, then had a short downhill to Deboche for the evening.

The room in Deboche was basic, with shared bathrooms, but it was clean and dry – who could ask for more?