EBC trek Day 08 - Dingboche trek 12km to Lobuche (4,931m / 16,174 ft)

Day 08 (04.11.17) - Dingboche (4,412m / 14,471ft) trek 12km to Lobuche (4,931m / 16,174 ft). Walking time: 5hrs. Difference in elevation: +519m.

The steep trail ascends to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We passed through the memorial area of Chukpilhara before reaching Lobuche. In Lobuche, the sunset on Mt. Nuptse is particularly spectacular. Above the huts looms the famous Lhotse Ridge. The temperature was minus 10 Celsius in the evening.



Ching had a photo taken with the owner of this Yak Lodge, Mr Chhiring Lakpa Sherpa had summited Mount Everest 5 times.

Ong had a photo taken with the owner of this Yak Lodge, Mr Chhiring Lakpa Sherpa had summited Mount Everest 5 times.

Our three strong porters.

07.00 - Our breakfast.

That's Dingboche as we make our way to Lobuche.

08.20am - Making our way from Dingboche to Lobuche.

This part of the trek is nice and gentle.

This part of the trek is nice and gentle.

That's Dingboche as we make our way to Lobuche.

That's Dingboche as we make our way to Lobuche.

This part of the trek is nice and gentle.

The river of ice.

Icing on some areas.

We were walking along the Pheriche Valley.

You can see yaks grazing along the Pheriche Valley.

Tobuche on the left and Cholatse on the right.

Taking another short break to admire the picturesque landscape.

Our three young porter power...!

The Dughla Waterfall bridge is over this "hill"...

Vast stretches of land with gentle slope... great!

Our porters hard at work.

Taking a short break to admire the beauty around you.






















A stone house in the middle of nowhere.


Taking a short break to admire the beauty around us.

Taking a short break to admire the beauty around us.

We are reaching the Dughla Waterfall bridge.

Crossing the Dughla Waterfall bridge to have lunch at Yak Lodge Thukla, Solukhumbu.

Crossing the Dughla Waterfall bridge to have lunch at Yak Lodge Thukla, Solukhumbu.

This part is quite exciting as you have to cross many huge rocks.

This part is quite exciting as you have to cross many huge rocks.

Yak Lodge Thukla, Solukhumbu.



11am - This Yak Lodge Thukla, Solukhumbu is owned by the same owner as Yak Lodge Dingboche.

Yak Lodge Thukla, Solukhumbu.



Lunch at Yak Lodge Thukla, Solukhumbu.

Randy said: The Korean ramen is really spicy... perspiring like mad after this... became super cold... but adrenaline rush.



12 noon - Continued trekking after lunch. The next portion of the trek is the storm.

This must be the longest climb up... the altitude is now 4620m.

Everyone walks like an old man.

Look at tiny Yak Lodge Thukla, Solukhumbu down below.






After a long, torturous climb... we arrived at the Everest Memorial Chukpi Lhara.

At the Everest Memorial Chukpi Lhara.

Lots of memorial here... to remember the heroes who have lost to Everest.

Hristo Prodanov (1943-1984) was a Bulgarian mountaineer. Scaled Mt Everest alone on 20th of April 1984 from the west ridge without oxygen. Died on his way back from the summit on 21st of April 1984.

At the Everest Memorial Chukpi Lhara.

At the Everest Memorial Chukpi Lhara.

At the Everest Memorial Chukpi Lhara.










Lots of yaks doing their job... This is why we don't eat yaks.

02.20pm - Finally arrived at Lobuche... Lobuche (6145m) is actually the name of the mountain... this is sort of the base camp/village at the base of Lobuche.






Shag to the max... as you can see... The 3 real men at the back are still happy.

Lobuche accommodation is close to 5000m...!


A sudden mini expedition up after a short break. We are going to climb up that "hill" in front to see the Khumbu Glacier.


Tired but still walking...!



The top is just maybe 200m high... but the climb up was devastating...!

Lots of balancing rocks here.


Lots of balancing rocks here.

That's the Khumbu Glacier down there... mostly sandy... less glacier.

The A team: Alan Koh, Ong Teik Hong and Ching Neng Bin.




Can't wait to get back down to rest... oh my god.

06pm - Ordered the french onion soup... couldn't finish it... intense headache... stoned for hours... took Acetazolamide... went to sleep... KO...!

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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