Day 9: Meeting yaks, trekking, and freezing
I had a veggie fry up this morning which was a great start to the day - even though the baked beans were strangely spicy and tangy. After the rest day, I felt much more energised and happy to walk up the mountain. The first half of the day wasn't too difficult and we saw some great things such as the Rhododendrons - Nepal's national flower. Apparently it's rare to see them in bloom in June, they're normally in full bloom in February - so we were lucky!
We were caught in yak traffic for a while as about 30 yaks ambled past us very slowly. The path was too narrow to fit both us and the yaks and they're much bigger than us with massive horns so, being the inferior animals, we let them pass...
The second half of today's trek was much more strenuous being all uphill. Quite a few people found it a struggle, including me. Hannah was dragged up half the mountain by one of the guides as she was so exhausted. We kept being told near the end that it was just 10 minutes until we reached Thyangboche the town we were going to stop in overnight, but every time 10 minutes was up, they'd say another 10!