If you haven’t read the previous day, you can do so here: Day 6 [ Everest Base Camp ] Acclimatization Day at Dingboche

Two days away. We are two days away from Everest Base Camp. After 6 days of continuous hiking, we are barely 48 hours away from our destination. We woke up to a blanket of snow outside our room in Dingboche. The temperature was low and waking up was not easy. Honestly, sleeping in seems like such a treat but no, the trek has to be covered and the destination has to be reached.

The first part of the trek was relatively on flat land heading towards Lobuche. The contour of the land is rather up and down, therefore, you will feel the shortness of breath after an hour or two of walking. For the whole 2 hours since the beginning, you will only be walking towards an unseen turn. However, the land is vast and you will be amazed by the scenery that surrounds you.

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Starting path of the track. It’s pretty flat for the first two hours
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Beautiful mountain ranges surround your journey towards Lobuche

By two hours, you will be reaching Thukla, a small town before the steep incline towards Lobuche. We stopped for a while at Thukla for a quick drink but it was too early for lunch, so we decided to continue to Lobuche for lunch. You will be facing a steep incline right after Thukla which will take about an hour to climb before reaching Lobuche Memorials, a place dedicated for the brave warriors who have fallen during their attempt to ascent Mount Everest. The memorial are surrounded by mountains and are chosen by the locals for the fallen ones, a place where they love, the mountains. We paid our respect and continued our way across towards Lobuche.

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The view of Thukla from Lobuche Memorial
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The final resting place for the brave souls who attempts Mount Everest.

Lobuche is about two hours of hike away from Lobuche Memorial park and you will be crossing a very rocky path, so watch where you step or you will be served with a sprained ankle. There will be minimal elevation gain up until Lobuche.

We reached Lobuche at around lunch time. The food gets really minimal the higher up you go. I was surprised to receive a plate of white rice with only two spoonful of baked beans for lunch, but I guess I will have to make do with what I have.

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The village of Lobuche. That mght seem really near but it’s around 30 minutes away by foot

Since it was still early after lunch, we followed our guide to a 20 minutes hike to view the Khumbu Glacier. From Lobuche, you will get to see part of the Khumbu Glacier that comes right from Everest itself. With an elevation of 4,900m a.s.l, Khumbu Glacier is the highest glacier in the world!

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The view of Khumbu Glacier
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During the winter season, the whole glacier will be covered with snow and makes a beautiful spot for pictures

We ended our day with dinner and an early rest. Tomorrow will be the day. Finally, we will reach Everest Base Camp. Finally.
I hope you had fun reading our journey and if you have any question, please feel free to leave them at the comment section below and I will be more than happy to answer them!

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8 thoughts on “Day 7 [ Everest Base Camp ] Dingboche to Lobuche

  1. Tan says:

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks for sharing your experience! Great read and photos! I always visit your website regularly to follow up on your journey. I did a trek to Poon Hill before and really love it. But along the way my shirt got really wet (with sweat), making it extremely cold whenever I stop trekking (especially at high elevations). Removing the shirt and thermal wear to change is also an issue, as will be exposing the body in such cold temperatures… May I know how do you deal with such issues? Thank you!

    • Mike Chu says:

      I actually wore a windbreaker outside when I trek so the wind doesnt get to me. For me, my thermal wear is only when I sleep. On trekking days, its usually windbreaker, fleece and t-shirt. When it gets colder I just put on a down jacket. Did you use a windbreaker though?

      – Mike

  2. Kelly says:

    I’m enjoying your posts so far and getting myself inspired to go for EBC. Looking forward to the next very important day of reaching the base camp 🙂

    • Mike Chu says:

      Honestly, I did not train insane. I workout around 5 times a week (running and gym) and I hike once a month if possible. It takes more mental than physical for the trek. If you are used to hiking, you will nail it. Trust me.

      – Mike

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