My trip to Mount Everest, Nepal in 2010 – part 7
Today we were to trek to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft) and is about five hours bringing us close to our ultimate goal!
Overall altitude gain today is 490m.
The scenery was changing each day and by now there was no vegetation at all.
I kept going with the help of my porters whom carried me up when I got tired.
Tea houses were dotted regular along the route. Obviously Mt. Everest cater to the tourists now.
We began to see the icefall at the base of Mt. Everest.
I was so tired after a week of trekking now.
The clouds dropped down by late afternoon and the temperature was dropping.
After a few hours the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuje.
My backpack was heavy and the thin air made it harder for me to carry. I was glad that I had my guides, porters and Yak.
Tomorrow we were to trek to the last building before Everest Base Camp.
To be continued….