Periche: Day 7 - 8
Oct 25 -
Nov 15, 1998
Today was a short day. The walk from Pangboche to Periche (4240m) was a gradual two and
one-half hour ascent up 310 meters. We stayed at the Himalayan Lodge. Weve noticed
that in every village there is a Himalayan Lodge, Sherpa Lodge and a Namaste lodge but
none are related to each other in any way (Among the most interesting named lodges we
passed was the Holy Days inn). The owners of the lodge in one town would refer
us to a lodge in the next village which was usually owned by there relative so they are
related in that way.
After 7 days of walking we were grateful and relieved to take a rest day. it is very
important for acclimatizing at this altitude. We spent the day lounging in the glassed-in
sunroom, reading, doing laundry(washing the pair of underwear and socks that we
werent wearing) playing cards, and eating rara and snickers. We also met Charlie, a
yak that guarded the Himalayan lodges toilet (which was across the road), who was to be
contended with in many forms whenever leaving the immediate premises.