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.