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.
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.
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.
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!
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!