Namaste friends, family and loved ones,
We really gained some altitude today, roughly 2,300 feet. And though that is stressful on the body, the weather was spectacular so the climb went by quickly. Trekking by such peaks Tabuche, Cholatse and Lobuche is a spiritual experience.
We took a little side trip after we got to our tea house. The Khumbu glacier is just over the hill (moraine) from here so we went to explore. And we got a good view of Nuptse the west satellite peak of Everest.
Team Buff is starting to feel the lack of oxygen yet members are not suffering and that is a good thing. Mountain sickness will not allow us to progress to Gorak Shep tomorrow.
All my best, Carole and Vern Tejas