Nepal - Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp trek

Dingboche to Namche and back to Lukla


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Day 14 - Dingboche to Kyangjuma

Today is a long day with lots of ups and downs but it is at lower altitude. We pass through the large village of Pangboche (it is also the nearest village to Ama Dablam base camp) which has lots of large lodges. You definitely get the sense that you are coming back to civilization.

Further on we descend and enter the tree line which we had left ten days ago on the way up to Dhole, cross the river and then ascend though a forest to Thyangboche (also written as Tengboche) which has the largest monastery of the Khumbu region and well worth a visit if it is open.

After Thyangboche there is a very steep descent down to the bottom of the Dudh Kosi valley (yes we have almost closed the circuit) followed by an equaly steep ascent to Kyangjuma finishes the last of the very long days.


Day 15- Kyangjuma to Chumoa

Today the path contours the hill, going past the recently built Tenzing Norgay Memorial stupa above the town of Namche Bazar.

After stopping over in Namche we continue down to the bottom of the valley of the Dudh Kosi and on to Chumoa to spend the night (warmer and less dogs barking than in Namche).


Day 16 - Chumoa to Lukla


A last fairly short day of the trek returning to Lukla to spend the night there for the very early morning flight to Kathmandu.
Of course the same rules apply on flights out of Lukla: they might be cancelled for days on end due to adverse weather conditions so make sure that you have a little bit of leeway with your international flight out of Kathmandu.



A stupa is being repainted under the directions of a local lama


Stupa and the summit of Ama Dablam on the way to Pangboche



An old man in Pangboche



A new lodge is being built in Pangboche



Stupa and the summit of Ama Dablam on the way to Tyangboche


First view of Thyangboche



Thyangboche monastery



Thyangboche monastery



Thyangboche monastery


A dog lying at the entrance of Thyangboche monastery



On the way down to the Dudh Kosi valley



Tenzing Norgay Memorial stupa above Namche Bazar



Dzos crossing the bridge below Namche Bazar



Another bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi river



The village of Jorsale in the Dudh Kosi valley

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