Everest Base Camp Trek: Descending to Thicker Air in the Khumbu Valley

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos | November 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 12,325'

Namaste from Deboche.

We have just checked into our lodge after finishing our second day of our steady descent back down the Khumbu Valley. Yesterday we changed things up in the initial itinerary, crashing at Dingboche so we could have a closer view of Ama Dablam’s north face. Besides the new views, we were also rewarded with a great night of sleep, having dropped nearly 1,000 meters from Everest Base Camp.
The descent today gave us more thicker air to breath as well as the so much needed higher temperature; we where certainly feeling the approaching winter in the high Himalayas.

We’ll be checking in again from Namche… another handful of hundreds of feet lower!!!

Pics from the last few days… uploading now with better bandwidth!

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Setting up on Kala Patar for night time lapse shooting.  Photo: Elias de Andres Martos Everest and Nuptse at sunset from our bivy at Kala Patar.  Photo: Elias de Andres Martos

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Great photos you’ve been posting. Thanks!

Posted by: Deblan on 11/14/2013 at 11:02 pm

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