Namaste friends, family and loved ones!
In high spirits we hiked up out of Pheriche on track for the little village of Lobuche. With over 2000 feet of gain, we can feel the thin air. We celebrated our climb up Thukla hill, a particularly steep stretch.
That’s Lobuche mountain behind the team in the photo below. Amy is going to climb it in a couple days. Above us lies the upper Khumbu valley with some amazing peaks. Right outside our tea house window this monster mountain rises up (second photo). Nuptse is almost 8000 meters (2600 feet). That’s a mile higher than Denali. Wow!
We are approaching our trip destination in the next few days and the increasing excitement level is palpable. So wish us luck, we will need to have good weather to climb to our high point, Kala Pattar. It not only has one of the best views of Everest, it is also possible to see Everest base camp from the top. Please stay tuned.
All our best, Vern and the Cheese