Sleeping at this altitude - 4400m - is really hard, as well as doing everything else: every step needs a lot of energy and let us breathless. Because of this, I personally decide to rest all day long, I want to be in form for tomorrow since we will go even higher.. I ask the hostess a small matlass and I spend the morning sun bathing with some music, it was so nice! And I think I even got a little tan!
After lunch, we didn’t have much to do… So I decided to have tour in the village, which is reaaaally small. Nowhere I could find wifi, because appereantly there are some problems on the line for the entire valley. But, I found a very nice café, Himalaya Café, offering some rally good biscuits, croissants, and the coolest thing of all, an entire shelf full of books left by the travelers, what a nice idea for a café at this altitude! I go quickly through the covers, and find a copy of Into the Wild, which seemed perfect for this occasion. It’s mine for 300 rupees only (around 3$), which is really a ridiculous price considering that as the mountains the prices get higher higher! A bottle of water in Namche costs 80 rupees - 20 in Kathmandu - and in Dingboche is already 200! I can’t imagine what the prices will be at 5000 meters… Anyway, I’m happy I finally have something to do :)
I start reading my book under the sun till dinner time. We eat potatoes in different styles since this region, the Kumbhu Region, is appereantly famous for its tasty potatoes. I still wonder how the hell they can grow vegetables at this high, but the result is really good!