EBC trek Day 07 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,412m/14,471ft)


Day 07 (03.11.2017) - Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,412m/14,471ft).

On this day we had a good rest before the last leg of the journey to EBC. As for acclimatization we walked up the hill overlooking the Chhukung Valley on the right and Pheriche Valley on the left, to a height of 4,650m which took us about 2 hours before walking back to our Yak Lodge for a good night rest.

Towards the east is the Imjatse Valley, although the trek is gradual, however we could feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly going towards Chhukung. Here we had breath-taking view of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers. The temperature was minus 10 Celsius in the evening and we experienced some snowing in the late afternoon.

An early morning view of Dingboche.

Getting ready for breakfast at Yak Lodge.

The temperature is really cold in the morning at minus 10 Celsius even indoors, outside could be minus 17.
L-R: Randy Ngatimin, Simon Loh, Abdul Rashid, Chhiring Lakpa Sherpa, Alan Koh, Ong Teik Hong and Ching Neng Bin. According to our guide, the owner of this Yak Lodge Dingboche Mr Chhiring Lakpa Sherpa had summited Mount Everest 5 times. Shaking hands with him... was a mistake... that guy has an iron grip, lol.


Looking  good: Ching Neng Bin and Ong Teik Hong.

Very serious looking Mr Rashid.

Very deep contemplation by Mr Alan Koh.

07.00am - French toast for breakfast at Yak Lodge Dingboche... surprisingly very good.

Very nice pancake with honey.

The temperature over the night was below 0 degrees Celsius... The whole bucket is now frozen water... Yes, that's the tap for the sink...

Bare bones toilet...

We thought we saw an unicorn...

Yak early morning working out in Dingboche.


Can't remember what this is for.. a warning system for earthquake or avalanche.

Ching Neng Bin is still looking good.


Looking down towards our lodge and its neighboring buildings in the small town of Dingboche.

Looking down towards our lodge and its neighboring buildings in the small town of Dingboche.

View of Dingboche with Lhotse in the background.



Balancing of these stones are for good luck I guess.

Looking to the northeast across the valleys and peaks of Nepal’s Himalayan mountains.

Ama Dablam main peak is 6,812 metres, the lower western peak is 6,170 metres.

Scorching sun on Ama Dablam's peak.

Paranomic view of Dingboche and Ama Dablam.

Making our way up on the Pheriche Valley.

The itinerary states that we are hiking towards Chukhung at 4730m... But we are actually just hiking up the mountain beside Dingboche...

Making our way up on the Pheriche Valley.


It's a long way up...

Making our way up on the Pheriche Valley. As for acclimatization we walked up the hill overlooking the Chhukung Valley on the left and Pheriche Valley on the right, to a height of 4,650m which took us about 2 hours.






Say hi to Ching Neng Bin.

Say hi to Ong Teik Hong.


Chhukung Valley on the left and Pheriche Valley on the right.


Dingboche has lots of these terrace field like segments.


Making our way up on the Pheriche Valley.

You shoot me... I shoot you... We're a happy family.

Ching Neng Bin taking a picture of the stones... or mountains... maybe.

A group shot for the album.

Awesome view of Dingboche, Imjatse Valley and the Himalayan mountain range at a higher vantage point.

Simon taking a picture of our guide Prakash.

Awesome view of Dingboche, Imjatse Valley and the Himalayan mountain range at a higher vantage point.

Some good luck yo.

Randy's rock of luck.

Hmm... this looks familiar... Just can't seem to picture what am I looking at here... please help...

Sitting at the edge of the world.

Simon chilling by the edge of the world.

Randy catching the bird...

Falcon or vulture...?



Ching Neng Bin falling down at the edge of the world.

Ching Neng Bin falling down at the edge of the world.

Breathless at 4600m.

Time to head down... and it's a long way down.

Time to head down... and it's a long way down.

They dry the yak dung and use them for fuel.

Drying misc stuff on the rocks.

Drying clothes on the rocks seem to be the norm.

Local kid helping out with the chores... shitty chores.


Stopped by at a local cafe for coffee.


Best quote of the day...

11.25am - Arrived back at the Yak Lodge for the afternoon rest.


Tomato soup for lunch... still no appetite.







This guy got a UV light to kill bacteria in his water bottle... As for us LifeStraw 2-stage filtration is still a better choice.
Rara noodle soup with egg for dinner... could not finish this... seriously no appetite.


click below to view:
EBC trek Day 01 (28.10.17) – Kuala Lumpur KLIA to Kathmandu (1,334m/4,375ft)
EBC trek Day 02 (29.10.17) – Kathmandu fly to Lukla (2,865m) and trek 8km to Phakding
EBC trek Day 03 (30.10.17) – Phakding trek 10.4km to Namche Bazaar (3,445m/11,299ft)
EBC trek Day 04 (31.10.17) - Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,445m/11,299ft)
EBC trek Day 05 (01.11.17) - Namche Bazaar trek 10km to Deboche (3,867m/12,684ft)
EBC trek Day 06 (02.11.17) - Deboche trek 10km to Dingboche (4,412m/14,471ft)
EBC trek Day 07 (03.11.17) - Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,412m/14,471ft)
EBC trek Day 08 (04.11.17) - Dingboche trek 12km to Lobuche (4,931m/16,174 ft)
EBC trek Day 09 (05.11.17) - Lobuche 8km to Gorakshep trek to EBC (5,364m/17,595ft)
EBC trek Day 10 (06.11.17) - Gorakshep to Kalapattha and fly back to Kathmandu
EBC trek Day 11 (07.11.17) - Kathmandu 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’
 

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