Everest Expedition: Deboche to Dingboche

Hello Everyone,

This morning, looking out of the dining room windows we got our first good view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. It didn’t take long for the clouds to come back to obscure the views but it was great to finally see the high peaks. After leaving Deboche this morning we hiked for about 2 hours up to upper Pangboche where we had another blessing at the Monastery there. This is the usual place that most climbers come to do a Puja for Everest and Lhotse. After Pangboche we hiked to Shomare to have lunch and then continued on in the Alpine zone to Dingboche. Our new elevation is close to 14,500ft. The team is feeling well and doing great with the altitude. Tomorrow we will rest and acclimatize here in Dingboche. We will go on a hike after breakfast gaining about 1,000ft of elevation and return back down to the village for lunch. Just one more stop for us along our trek to Basecamp! Thanks for following along,

Ben Jones
Expedition Leader

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