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Day 182: E.B.C. trek day 8, Dughla to Lobuche (4910m)

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The walk to Lobuche

Thanks to the people I met here and/or travelled with: John (Scotland), Kirsten (Australia), Dan (Scotland) & Tom (UK)

As I had added the extra stop in Dughla, the walk to Lobuche was only a short one, less than two hours!

It started with a tough climb up to the edge of the Khumbu glacier, where memorials are built for the many climbers who have died on the slopes of Everest through the last six decades. Most of these memorials are shaped like small Buddhist stupas. More than two-thirds of the people who died on Everest are Sherpas, despite being much more adapted and experienced than the non-Nepalese climbers who attempt Everest. Although on average 'only' three percent of the climbers perish on Everest (there are far more dangerous mountains elsewhere in the world), it is staggering to see the amount of memorials here.

The Everest memorial


We reached Lobuche and checked in to the lodge. Sanjeev and I had a cup of tea before we continued walking up. Near the village is a pyramid shaped Italian/Nepalese research centre, which is a nice 45 minute walk. The research centre itself is closed for public (you can't expect the scientists working here to entertain the hundreds of trekkers that pass through each day), but the walk was a pleasant one.

I didn't do much the rest of the day. Lobuche isn't a particularly nice town, most of it is a construction site, as new guesthouses are built to meet demand.
I met John, my Scottish brother, again. He had walked straight from Dingboche to Lobuche, as so many do, so he had gained a day on me. Together with an Australian girl, Kirsten, and two guys from the UK, Dan and Tom, we played some cards and a game of scrabble.

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The walk to Lobuche
The walk to Lobuche
The Everest memorial
The Everest memorial
Helicopter rescuing some sick trek…
Helicopter rescuing some sick tre…
One of the memorial stupas at the …
One of the memorial stupas at the…
having a break on the way to Lobuc…
having a break on the way to Lobu…
Everest Memorial
Everest Memorial
Everest Memorial
Everest Memorial
Everest Memorial
Everest Memorial
Everest Memorial
Everest Memorial
The track to Lobuche
The track to Lobuche
See those mountains? Thats Tibet …
See those mountains? That's Tibet…
The walk across the moraine
The walk across the moraine
Lobuche
Lobuche
Surroundings of Lobuche
Surroundings of Lobuche
The pyramid research centre
The pyramid research centre
Mountains and glaciers surrounding…
Mountains and glaciers surroundin…
Close up of the glacier
Close up of the glacier
The pyramid and behind it the moun…
The pyramid and behind it the mou…
Lobuche
photo by: halilee