Doban, November 13
We spent the night in a hotel near the airport. But I did not notice any movement at the airport either in the evening or in the morning. Apparently, it is not very actively used in the absence of tourists. In general, the trek to Makalu base camp usually starts from here.
In the morning everything is foggy and cool, although the height is about 500 meters in total. Locals say it's colder than usual this year.
Makalu we could see perfectly from the passes today. From here you can see it better than from the Khumbu valley or from the Gokyo lakes. Majestic mountain.
Since we have descended to a small height, we no longer encounter mani walls or chortens. The main religion here is Hinduism. Lots of Shiva temples and various Hindu statues.
A lot of flowering trees and in general a lot of flowers. Many houses are decorated with many flower pots.
But we eat boring. For the third day we have dalbat for lunch and dinner. Sometimes tomato salad and chicken curry are added to it. And sometimes it's just rice (bat), lentil stew (dal) and some stewed spinach. In principle, this is quite normal food, but if not every day.