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Hello friends, family and loved ones,

Cake Crüe descended into the Dhud Kosi river valley today. Four hours of downhill trekking and everyone’s feeling wonderful with all of the oxygen down here at 9,000 ft. We are looking forward to another birthday party tonight (Happy Birthday Leonard!) as it’s an excuse to eat even more Cake. For the record, we also had a delicious cake for dessert last night. No birthday required.
Tomorrow we head back to Lukla — our last day of trekking. Thanks for following!

Everest, Lhotste, Nupste and Crüe

Sand Mandala

Butter sculpture

All our best,
Khumbu Cake Crüe


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