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  • We are still in Lukla - Daily Dispatches
    to our lodge but were not able to shower since there was still no hot water We bought more toilet paper had more hot tea and did some people watching on the streets of Lukla There was a group of seven jyopkyo a cross between yak and cow being loaded with goods in front of our lodge on the main trail The men had the huge animals blocking the way for around 20 minutes but no one minded The people simply walked between them and the neighboring store owners even cleaned up after the jyopkyo without grumping The one lady working in a store was doing her laundry in a large bowl piece by piece She actually stopped to clean up a jyopkyo mess and went right back to her laundry without a hand washing sink in sight She used the extra laundry water to splash on the street to keep the dust down Another lady working at a different store also helped neither being asked to do so nor expecting a thank you The men loading the animals were perspiring working hard lifting and securing the goods to the animals getting the job done Both of the women s

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  • Back to Lukla - Daily Dispatches
    of showers toilets and heat Yet it is also Vicious and bittersweet as we have to say good bye or maybe just so long to our guides and porters our new dear friends whom we ve come to know and love as family The land that we have seen is majestic awesome and simply unbelievable In addition the Nepali people we now appreciate and respect because we ve seen how

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  • Back to Namche from Pheriche - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    we had a lot of ground to cover The trek from Pheriche to Namche is approximately 9 10 miles So we got our morning tea at 6 a m and were trekking at 8 30 It was a beautiful sunny morning and we enjoyed our somewhat downhill hike to lunch Most of the trek had been what we had seen just two weeks before After an enjoyable lunch we did have a vicious hike out of the valley But after seven and half hours of trekking time we reached Namche Bazar We have been looking forward to this day for the past week This is our Hilton of the Himalayas It has unlimited hot showers laundry service wi fi and cell service private bathroom flushing toilets a fire stove heated cozy dining room town shopping and hair dryers for rent though still no heat for us in our bedrooms These are all amenities that we haven t been blessed with since two weeks ago when we were last here With our experience in Namche we have realized just how fortunate we are in the United States Hopefully a lesson we don t forget too quickly We just finished with a

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  • Everest Base Camp to Pheriche- Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    discomfort to be able to complete his goal of reaching Base Camp Dale his caring bride Nannette and close friend Glenda were flown from a small glacier based helipad in Base Camp to Kathmandu to seek medical evaluation and possible early departure for the states The remaining four of us started our journey home our excellent guide and Sherpa ratio was now 1 1 We said our goodbyes to newly created friends at Base Camp Hospital and Peak Promotion camp staff in addition to our experienced friends Dick and Terry Morse Then we started our trek off the glacier back tracking our steps from days before The trekking was much easier as we had gained some acclimatization and we were now losing elevation The villages seemed to pass quicker in this direction than battling the elevation in the opposite Lunch was at Gorakshep where we had stayed two days prior Following this refueling we steadily lost elevation and put kilometers behind us rapidly We passed through Lobuche Thukla and arrived in Pheriche at 4 30 in the afternoon The weather steadily deteriorated as the wind picked up and the temperature seemed to drop Interestingly on the last leg of our

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  • Everest Base Camp - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    us everywhere Our Sherpa s have been just fantastic in every respect there is no other way to describe the service they provide other than simply awesome The biggest event of the day other than our arrival in this space has been our evening meal At 17 500 we are sitting in the mess tent with Dick and Terry Morse and a new female friend here to climb Mt Everest

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  • kala Patthar - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    this morning in Lobuche Then we set off trekking to Gorak Shep It was a beautiful sunny morning It was also warm ish considering we started at 16 175 feet elevation Our destination Gorak Shep is 16 864 feet So the trek wasn t too vertical a gentle grade but it still took us 3 ½ hours Along the way we had awesome views of Nupste Pumori and Everest Base camp We got to Gorak Shep and had tea and a light lunch before we started stage 2 of our day We took a hike to Kala Patthar at 18 315 feet elevation for a great view of Mount Everest Everest base camp tomorrow s destination does not have a good view because Mount Nupste blocks the view of Everest It was quite a vicious climb up to the top of Kala Patthar It was another 3 ½ hour trek and a 1 328 foot climb The climb was indeed worth it an awesome view of Everest So good that Christmas pictures were taken with Santa hats used for this year s Christmas cards While trekking up Kala Pattar we heard many avalanches over toward Everest We were told that

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  • Lobuche - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    houses memorized Our usual breakfasts consist of milk coffee fried eggs plain toast and porridge After breakfast we started our trek to Lobuche with a demanding climb that ended at a Buddhist monument From there it was a gentle grade that lasted approximately two hours to a one building town called Thukla After another normal lunch consisting of pizza adorned with ketchup cabbage and nak cheese and rara noodles tea and some fresh fruit we were off again to Lobuche Little did we know the hardest part of the trek was yet to come We started at the complete bottom of a very steep rock strewn mountain that seemed to reach to the sky At the crest of the mountain was a memorial to honor all the Sherpas and climbers who have perished attempting to summit or descend Mount Everest Most notable would be Scott Fischer who was one of 10 that died in the deadliest disaster on Everest and was written about by Jon Krakauer in the book Into Thin Air From there it was a relatively easy walk to our tea house Mother Earth Lodge Here we had a great surprise by running into our friends Dick Morse

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  • Back to Dingboche - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    way yaks pulling the plow followed by the farmer planting the seeds As we walked into town we took advantage of the internet café to attempt making contact with our loved ones at home There is no phone service or texting currently but wifi is available for a fee We are now huddled around the only heat available the wood stove in the lodge restaurant We have an interesting cast

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