19th April , 2012 - Lobuche to Gorakshep

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WMS team at memorial place in Kala Patthar
trekking in nepal

WMS team at memorial place in Kala Patthar

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19th April , 2012 - Lobuche to Gorakshep

Today we trekked from Lobuche to Gorakshep.  We had amazing views of Nuptse, Pumori, Lola, and some views of Everest.  Today was also our first view of the Khumbu glacier.  We saw two people come down on horses due to illness, and several helicopters.  We reached Gorakshep for lunch, and then hiked up to Kala Pattahar.  The weather didn’t cooperate, so we had to turn around due to hail and snow.  Dr. Rachel Tullet from the HRA trekked up to meet us and gave us a hypothermia lecture.  We also got some excellent pictures of Nuptse at sunset.  After dinner, another trekker in the tea house was reading a book by Ed Viesturs and noticed that Wongchu was mentioned in it.  Mr. Wongchu continues to impress!

starting hiking from Lobuche

starting hiking from Lobuche

 

Meg and Melinda- background Mt. Nuptse

Meg and Melinda- background Mt. Nuptse

 

team near the Gorakshep

team near the Gorakshep

 

arriving in Gorakshep

arriving in Gorakshep

 

Hiking up to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep

Hiking up to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep

 

Hiking up to Kala Patthar

Hiking up to Kala Patthar