We’ve all had a great day chilling in Dingboche, a nice little village with some beautiful stupas, a handful of bakeries and basic shops and teahouses.
The village is teaming with trekkers and climbing expeditions making their way towards base camp. Our frisbee golf extraveganza is already creating a lot of interest amongst other groups. By all accounts, Base camp is already receiving daily influx of new climbers and this looks like it will be the busiest season ever.
The village of Dingboche
We’re still taking our time acclimatising en route to base camp and will again go off the beaten track over the coming days, finally getting out the tents and climbing gear as we look to cross the Kongma La at 5545m on Tuesday and then Pokalde base camp at 5400m before summiting Pokalde at 5800 and then coming down to the tiny hamlet of Lobuche next Thursday. We’re then expecting to get to Base camp for Friday with Jo, Bernie, Michael and Sami saying hasta la vista and getting a helicopter back to Kathmandu on Saturday. Time has certainly been flying by!
Overall, feeling in great shape to be moving higher.
We’ll be out of touch but remember to follow us on our inreach tracker, I’ll also be sending an update message through the tracker each day as well which will go to twitter feed @realrorymchugh. This will be a good test of the Inreach for higher up the mountain later on.