Dingboche to Lobuche


Stone outposts on the high Himalayan plateau

Stone outposts on the high Himalayan plateau

Each day towards Everest Base Camp has a unique fingerprint that marks progress.

Today was marked by a farewell to vegetation and all things green among the landscape. It has been a gradual farewell. First were the trees, then the bushes, and today everything else. It is like saying goodbye to a loved one as they depart down a long airport terminal, a few last fleeting glances then gone. The difference today is that there is no sadness only a sense of progress.

Soon the rock and dirt of the high plateau will yield to the snow and ice of the Khumbu Glacier and it will mark yet another milestone in the journey.

Tonight I am in Lobuche (16,200 ft) and will trek to Gorak Shep tomorrow.

Thanks for following along.


  7 comments for “Dingboche to Lobuche

  1. Bob Smietana
    April 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Enjoying every post. Best of luck in the upcoming days. Be safe.

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks, Bob! I appreciate you checking in. I should be in Base Canp in a couple of days. Hey to everyone at CFW.

  2. David bialecki
    April 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Can’t wait for gorak shep photos

  3. Loretta Hartpence
    April 10, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for allowing me to come along!!!

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 10, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Loretta. Thanks for checking in! Glad that you are following along.

  4. Lyn
    April 10, 2016 at 7:35 am

    What interesting places. Do you know why they were built? You are really getting up there!! Still praying.

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 10, 2016 at 9:32 am

      They are stone outposts for herdsmen. The herdsmen can rest along their journey and have a stone enclosure available for their yaks. Think of it as a modern day truck stop.

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