10May2011 - Acclimatization @Namche Bazar(3450M)
It suppose to be a relax day but KMeng shocked us with the possibility that he got chicken pox! A 2hr trek by himself to Khunde n paid a hefty USD50 consultant to doctor confirms this awful news. Everyone's mood got affected I am sure. He was determined to carry on initially. Although we know he is a bloody tough guy , but there is a risk for him to get pneumonia n pass on the virus n further disrupt the team formation. We managed to persuade him to stay back at Namche. He had reluctantly accepted the fate. I was bloody distracted by his dismissal. His present in the team means something special. At least, i would feel safer with his mountaineering knowledge he possesses in the team. More fun too. On the other hands, only MChin n me have yet getting chicken pox b4. We were wary the risk. RQing seems better. She joined the group for a leisure hike up to 3700M to an airport. That relieved her AMS fear i guess. We had fostered a good relationship with guide leadesr, Raj n his assistant Dalwat. Especially Raj who speaks better english. I had to switch the room with johny as i was sharing the room with KMeng previously. Until now, me n MChin are yet to get the virus. Naturally born with antibody? Hope so.
|Leisure walk around Namche.|
|It's an old town sort of feeling. Vintage.|
|Even sleep, you need some essential gears. It was a cold cold night.|