16th May, 2013 - Trek to Lobuche

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16th May, 2013 - Trek to Lobuche

The day, unexpectedly, started a lot early. Phula had to wake up at 3.00AM to arrange a horse for Amit. He travelled all the way to Dingboche from Pheriche, checking with all the horse owners if horses were available. 

The previous day exertion hit me hard. I wasn’t able to eat or move. Ultimately a dose of painkillers made me walk.  Amit found his horse and we all started for Lobuche. I managed to crawl through the route for about 2 hrs before grabbing the horse from Amit.
We stopped at Thukla for lunch. Today it was Dorgee Sherpa's 20th year of scaling the summit. We had a small celebration for him.
I gained energy after lunch and was in a normal condition. I was walking continuously at a good pace which also increased positivity within me. We reached Lobuche(4930m) around 3.30 pm and all the group members looked in a stable condition except Nikhil who was struggling hard to contact his wife to wish her for her birthday. 
Tomorrow we head to Gorakshep(5170m) and kalapatthar(5600m).  

Aniket Haware    

Amit riding horse to get in Lobuche

Amit riding horse to get in Lobuche


arrive at Thukla