Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek
Day 13 > Tengboche to Dingboche

Kwangde catches sunrays; view South towards Namche from Tengboche

View as we depart Tengboche at 6:55am

At 7:30am we pass the nice village of Debuche and this Paradise-GH - where I stayed on the return journey

 

At 8 AM - crossed Imja-Khola over this steel-truss bridge 

We reach entry arch of Pangboche at 8-30AM .... and found a trekker sitting on steps, taking a power nap!


Lower Pangbcohe houses appear - dwarfed by Ama Dablam


We pass Shomare Village at 10-30AM 

Past Shomare & then Orsho, we take the trail splitting to right & go down steeply to cross this wooden bridge over Khumbu Khola at 12:10PM


Day-13 7th Oct 2007 - 

Tengboche (3870M) to Dingboche (4360M)


Morning

 sky today was pretty clear of clouds and there was biggish crowd of tourists gathered on the meadow in front of the Monastry, to see the Himlayan vistas. Some pictures taken from 5:30AM to 6:30Am below:


Morning view of Everest Range (C) and Ama Dablam (R) - view from the meadow opposite Tengboche Monastry 


Another (zoomed) view of Everest Range at sunrise from Tengboche


We started the trek at 7:00AM after breakfast and initially the trail was going down steepish towards Debuche which we passed at 7:25AM. This stretch of the trek from Tengboche to Debuche was through some pretty nice shady forest trails,  full of Birches,  Conifers and Rhodendrons (pics of Debuche and this nice foresty trail see on Day-19 on Return trip). We continued on till we crossed the Steel Bridge over Imja Khola at 8:00AM. The trail now continued along the ridge on true right side all the way to Pangboche; while Ama Dablam's thumb like visage dominated the trail most of the time, till we were well past Pangboche.  

Me looking at the Temaserku Peak; with Ama Dablam behind me picture taken by Bhanvanth my porter-guide

 


Another close-up view of Ama Dablam ..... from Pangboche

After the bridge and a steep climb up the ridge, from Khumbu Khola and then another tiring climb for 40 mins we top the ridge & then we see Dingboche ahead .... at 12:50PM

We reach Dinboche pretty tired. Bhavnath takes me straight to a GH  that he knows well. It's a big and nice looking "Family GH" that has pretty big double rooms, well furnished. I decide to stay here 2 nights in order to get an extra day to acclimatize at this altitude of Dingboche (4360M).

Hotel Family Dingboche