Day 14: The Awe-Inspiring Khumbu Porters

November 17, 2022Start: Namche Bazaar 3440m (11,284ft)Via: Phakding 2610m (8,561ft)Stop: Lukla 2800m (9,381ft)Distance: 18km (11.2 miles) After the coldness of the past weeks, Namche Bazaar doesn’t feel that cold anymore. It’s almost in the realm of comfortable. Almost. We’re up by 5:30am for a long day of hiking back to Lukla. After a whole group … More Day 14: The Awe-Inspiring Khumbu Porters

Day 13: Passing Tengboche

November 16, 2022Start: Pheriche 4371m (14,340ft)Via: Tengboche 3867m (12,687ft)Stop: Namche Bazaar 3440m (11,284ft)Distance: 20km (12.5 miles) Last night I was all tucked in and asleep by 7:40pm. But descending deep into this valley has its consequences. All that pristine, cold, dense Himalayan air has settled in at Pheriche and it feels like our coldest night … More Day 13: Passing Tengboche

Day 10: Convergence

November 13, 2022Start: Dzongla 4830m (15,846ft)Stop: Lobuche 4910m (16,105ft)Distance: 6km (3.7 miles) As usual, we go to bed about 8pm. It feels like I actually get some deep sleep even though I do have periods of sleeplessness. I get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night for a little adventure. … More Day 10: Convergence

Day 8: Tibetan Snowcock Serenade Across The Ngozumpa Glacier

November 11, 2022Start: Goyko 4790m (15,711ft)Stop: Thagnak 4686m (15,370ft)Distance: 4km (2.5 miles) I awake for an early morning trip to the bathroom. I feel so rested and energized but my right thumb is slightly frozen in place. I wrench it back and forth and get it moving again. Our toilet suffers from the same frozen … More Day 8: Tibetan Snowcock Serenade Across The Ngozumpa Glacier

Day 6: Gokyo Bubbles

November 9, 2022Start: Machhermo 4470m (14,662ft)Stop: Goyko 4790m (15,711ft)Distance: 7km (4.3 miles) After getting up for the bathroom, I rub my feet until the warmth starts to return. My sleep is so-so because my feet are cold for half the night. Clearly, my fleece socks and down booties aren’t doing the trick. I try taking … More Day 6: Gokyo Bubbles