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

Day 5: Cruising

November 8, 2022Start: Dole 4100m (13,448ft)Stop: Machhermo 4470m (14,662ft)Distance: 8km (5 miles) Today is a shorter day for us so we get to sleep in for an extra hour. I got up twice last night to pee but slept really well. I was warm and toasty in my sleeping bag but my feet were a … More Day 5: Cruising

Day 3: Namche Zero – Monastery, Everest View, Sherpa Museum

November 6, 2022 Start: Namche Bazar 3440m (11,284ft)Stop: Namche Bazar 3440m (11,284ft) I’m up by 6am to see what sunrise beauty I can find but the sun is slow to reach over the mountains that tower around Namche. It’s cold out but not unbearable. There is a steady flow of helicopters going up the valley … More Day 3: Namche Zero – Monastery, Everest View, Sherpa Museum

Day 1: Dropping Into Lukla

November 4, 2022Start: Kathmandu 1324m (4343ft)Via: Lukla 2860m (9381ft)Stop: Phakding 2610m (8561ft)Distance: 8km (5miles) After a couple hours of sleep the alarm goes off at 3:30am. 10 minute snooze and then it’s time for the last hot shower in the next two weeks. We’re out front in the dark for our pickup by 4:30am. The … More Day 1: Dropping Into Lukla