Finally at base camp

The sixth day of trekking started at 0815 and was mostly a rocky scramble in cold rain and sleet. I continued to feel sick, making the entire day pretty miserable.

As we scrambled up towards New Zealand Pass on all fours, we got completely soaked in water that was gushing down our climbing path. Fortunately, we found a small outcrop where Poxy was able to light a small fire, which wasn’t that warm, but lifted our spirits nevertheless!

Our mood began improving when we finally reached the top of New Zealand Pass and could see what would become our base camp at 4066m. We reached the camp at 1615 after eight hours.

At the camp, everyone was in agreement that due to the six-day trek, we should rest for a full 24 hours before heading for the summit.


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