Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek
Day 14 > Rest day at Dingboche

The big and nice "Hotel Family" at Dingboche, where I stayed 2 nights


My Room at Family-GH Dingboche

Another angle of Ama Dablam (?) - from Dingboche

This must be Nangkar Tshang (?); behind the ridge of Dingboche



Day-14 8th Oct-07: Rest Day at Dingboche (4360M)

As advised by my Lonely Planet Trekkers Guide book, I decided to take an extra day rest here to acclimitize for altitude. Though, I have not felt any discomfort whatsoever so far. My trek starting all the way from Jiri, too must be helping me. But I did see two cases of foreigners affected by it as they reached Dingboche. One was a Chinese guy who decided to wait it out here, but ultiamately felt worse and had to abort the trek from Dingboche. The other guy a German (?) was  feeling bad enough to descend with his guide to Pangboche yesterday itself ... but he reappeared here today, feeling quite OK and did finally reach Kalapathar/EBC  too.

I didnt do anything special today (though some trekkers went on a side-trip up the Chukung Valley). I just rested most of the day in my room, with a Soduku Puzzle book. In the morning, I went around the pretty sizable Dinboche village and took some pictures of the surrounding snow peaks from the huge empty fields behind my GH room. Those are below and on the left column:

I think those are Chhukhung & Chhkhung-Ri seen at the head of Chukkung valley (East direction)

Looking towards Chukung Valley ... taken from the trail above the Family GH ... next day as we start our trek to Lobuche 


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