The first of our two “rest” days of the trek, this day left us wishing for Everest. We woke up to mostly clear skies and decided to venture out for a bit to see if we could find a place to view Everest. Unfortunately, the farther we got, the cloudier the skies became, and we decided to turn back.

Having spent a fair amount of time in mountainous areas, we have come to know that later in the day, the the mountains are more likely to be shrouded in clouds. The Himalayas are no exception to that rule.

Once everyone was awake and had eaten breakfast, it was time to embark on our acclimatization hike up to the Sherpa Culture Museum. This was another location where it is possible to view Everest. However, the skies remained far too cloudy and we would have to wait for another day to have a chance to see the tallest mountain in the world.

After the short jaunt, Bill and ventured off to the market. I love being immersed in different cultures and seeing how day to day activities and popular local foods look. We also stopped in the bakery to enjoy some sweets and “free” WiFi, while watching the hustle and bustle happening outside along the “street”.