15th April, 2012 - Lobuche

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15th April, 2012 - Lobuche

After a nice restful night in Dingbouche, we awoke to a cold, crisp, snowy morning.  Tea was served as usual, and we packed our bags before we went to breakfast.  At this point in the trek, we have the menus at all the tea houses memorized!  Our usual breakfasts consist of milk coffee, fried eggs, plain toast, and porridge.  After breakfast, we started our trek to Lobuche with a demanding climb that ended at a Buddhist monument.  From there it was a gentle grade that lasted approximately two hours to a one building town called Thukla.  After another normal lunch consisting of pizza adorned with ketchup, cabbage and nak cheese, and rara noodles, tea and some fresh fruit, we were off again to Lobuche.  Little did we know, the hardest part of the trek was yet to come?  We started at the complete bottom of a very steep rock strewn mountain that seemed to reach to the sky.  At the crest of the mountain, was a memorial to honor all the Sherpas and climbers who have perished attempting to summit or descend Mount Everest.  Most notable would be Scott Fischer, who was one of 10 that died in the deadliest disaster on Everest and was written about by Jon Krakauer in the book, “Into Thin Air.”  From there it was a relatively easy walk to our tea house, Mother Earth Lodge.  Here we had a great surprise by running into our friends, Dick Morse and his wife, Terry, who have been very instrumental in putting this fabulous trip together for us.  All in all, it was another great day in the Khumbu.

Todd Roadman

Dale riding a horse

Dale riding a horse

 

at memorial chorten

at memorial chorten