The first part of the day is easy enough and the walk to the National Park entrance goes without a hitch and then it’s the climb up the Namche hill. It’s busy with lots of porters and it’s bloody steep! I follow a porter who carries 8 cartons of beer or close enough to 96 kg and I can almost keep up with him. In the end it takes me several hours to get to the top of the hill but when I get there I find a room in the Khumbu Lodge have a nice hot shower and unleash my ravenous appetite on their menu. I’ll be enjoying the next few days.