Today we return all the way down to Pangboche, rejoining the other part of the group. It is a long walk, but mostly downhill. I have not really recovered my energy, meaning that I can handle flat or downhill, but that uphill is a huge struggle. Paul has been having a sherpa carry his backpack, but I am determined to carry my own the whole way. They offer, when they see how tired I am, but I can carry it myself.
|Trail Below Lobuche
|After lunch, many of us
lay down to rest.
whole day I am thinking about the last bit, where we have to climb 300 feet to the camp at
top of town.
I am hoping against
that there is another campsite farther down. Well,
no such luck: after a long hard day we have a stiff climb to get to camp.
whole party is kind of subdued: we put
our heads down and trudge up to camp.
|Ama Dablam and Pangboche
This evening we are treated to some kind of local festival, where a group of children goes around town singing at each house, soliciting gifts for the monastery. I got a recording from inside my tent.(audio)
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