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Asia » Nepal » Pangboche October 16th 2016

Day 4: Pangboche It was time to move ahead into higher altitudes. We started from Namche early around 7:10am as we were feeling quite well. We had discovered that starting early means having the trail to ourselves for a while and less yaks to cross. The start of this trail is slight up, same part that we went to yesterday and then long flat as we traverse the side of hill (actually a 3000m mountain but looks like a hill here ;) ). Then the drop down to river level as in most previous days. We were at the river by 9:30. The view of Everest became clear for a bit, and after that Ama Dablan was constantly in view. Behind us were the mountains of Gokya valley. It was finally feeling like we are in ... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Pangboche March 6th 2013

Room Service??????? Who'd have thought? The porters are still all asleep in the dining room so we get tea and porridge in the room. I think the porridge has kerosene in it, therefore NPI score of 1/10. The 1 being for the fact that it is hot. We are out the door just after 8am, delay is due to 'discussion' over a 750 NPR (about AUD$9) bill for a camera recharge! We reach a 450 NPR stalemate. Our boots have frozen hard during the night- makes for chilly toes this morning. The walk out of Dzonghla was an absolute treat- the sinky, slushy snow of yesterday is crisp and hard this morning and really easy to walk on. It's nice to make your own track in this kind of snow as opposed to the channel of ... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Pangboche February 27th 2013

Namche Bazaar (3440m) to Pangboche (3860m) Up at 0615, breaky at 7. Pay the bill- 150rp for a phone recharge. 150rp for a camera recharge. It has been a great place to stay- we'll be back on our return. I am hoping Maya will still be cooking. Out the door before 0800. We leave the village walking on ice- not thin ice, but solidly frozen muddy ice. First stop is at Kyangjuma for a cuppa (there is also an excellent toilet here in Kyangjuma - holes in planks of wood on the floor and after you've been you then sprinkle leaves into the pit- no odour, super clean). The track after the steps up out of the village is pretty level, it's very easy walking. Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest are visible this morning. Cool ... read more
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