The Pied Hikers are getting high now! We are now at over 16,000 feet in the hamlet of Lobuche. Clouds melted away as we trekked towards the Khumbu glacier this morning and the mountain views were the best yet.
We climbed slowly but steadily through Dugla, where we stopped for tea, then uphill past a number of memorials to fallen climbers. Before we knew it we had reached our destination for the night. This afternoon, we went for a short hike up onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and the views just kept on going!
We topped off the day with a rendition of Happy Birthday sung to Mary Jean, together with some Khumbu birthday cake.
Tomorrow we will report back to you from Gorak Shep. Thanks for following us.
Carole & Vern Tejas
All my best,Vern Tejas