We are staying at the Peak 38 View Lodge in Dingboche with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains for two nights, and today is a ‘rest day’ to help with acclimatization. We still went for a hike! Kevin and the Brads, Ake and Panuru left at 7am to climb Nangkar Tshang, 16,500 ft. Bob and I stayed in the lodge and had a nice breakfast and at 9am we left with Bollie, are guide, for an easier hike. We climbed up the ridge from the lodge above Dingboche, over 1,300ft, called Chubejung Kharka. There’s a Gompa (memorial) on the way up the mountain known as Nangkartshang with many prayer flags blowing in the wind. From here we had a great view looking down the valley to Dingboche. We hiked higher up the mountain until we met the rest of our team coming down from the top of Nangkar Tsang. From this climb there are great views of Mt Makalu, 27,765ft, the 5th highest in the world, Ama Dablam and the Chhukhung Valley.
We returned to Dingboche and went to a nice bakery in town where we ate the best apple pie. Back at the lodge we ate lunch and then rested the rest of the day, getting ready to climb higher tomorrow.