25th April, 2011- Gorakshep to Pangboche
Today we woke up in Gorakshep. This time it was ice cold and snowy as supposed and to last time we passed here.
Pelle had already the night before gone down to Lobuche to reduce his problems with the altitude, so we picked him up when we passed there.
Near the Gorakshep
He felt much better, and we continued our trek through the snowy Lobuche valley. Now the path goes downhill! We encountered Oscar Kihlborg in the midst of one of the steep slopes. He was latest in Nepal 17 years ago when he climbed Lohtse together with Micke Röytersvärd.
Near the Pheriche
When the path stopped sloping downwards we had for once a flat hike ahead of us over small sparkling glacier creeks. Between eating yaks we reached Pheriche where we had another fantastic lunch. In Periche we also met two of the project managers Kurt Luger, Eco Himal and Tommy Gustafsson, Swedish initiative taker for the project.
Ngwang and Tendi with Saving Mount Everest Banner
A little tired after a nice lunch we started walking with reduced mental energy in the cold air. It was much warmer inside! But after a short while the heat in our bodies returned and we had a beautiful trekking high above the sprinkling fizzing glacier water. After we reached Pangboche we have been warming ourselves by the fire stove together with a reincarnated lama from Tibet. After finishing the 10th cup of tea for today the ice-cold sleeping bag is now waiting.
Dudh Khoshi (Imja Khola) river and Pangboche Village