Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lobuche to Deboche

Thursday, May 8
Today we dropped 4000 feet from Lobuche to Deboche, which sits just beneath the hill of Tengpoche. It was one of our cooler temperature days as the sun sat behind the clouds for most of the day. We traveled about 9 miles and much of the trek was downhill, although we did have a few steep climbs intermittently. We followed the Lobuche Khola river which was flowing much stronger than it was on our way up. The cool wind for the first half of the trek was head strong, but as we climbed out of the valley through Pangboche we became more sheltered.

We stayed at the Ama Dablam Tea House which is one of the nicer places we have been in to date. It reminds me more of a lodge with two stories. It even had western style toilets and sinks, as well as an outdoor hot shower. These are features we have been without for much of the trek.


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