Time  47 days 16 hours 31 minutes

Coordinates 2047

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Stage 10 of the Trekking of the Three Steps of Everest

November 26, 2019.

Stage 10 - Gorak Shep - Lobuche - Memorial - Dzonglha


The beginning of this stage was the climb to Kala Patthar , but it was rejected because it was cloudy and Everest was not seen. We move away from these great peaks, to approach another of the eight thousand, the Cho Oyu through the Cho La pass .
We will pass Lobuche and we will deviate a few meters to visit the Everest Memorial where homage is paid to all those who have left their lives in the attempt to tread the highest peaks of the Himalayas.
We will sleep in Dzonglha to attack in the next stage, the climb to Cho La Pass and cross the longest glacier in the Himalayas the Ngozumpa .

Technical data :

• Distance: 13 km.
• Difficulty: Easy.
• Time in movement: 3h, 50m.
• Total time with stops: 4h, 30m.
• Type of road surface: Track and Path.
• Ascent slope: 390 m. ( Real value )
• Descent slope: 620 m. ( Real value )
• Minimum height: 4,720 m. (Bridge near Dzonglha).
• Maximum height: 5,195 m. (Upper Gorak Shep).
• Signposting: Very marked.

Description of the route:



We had planned to wake up at 4:30, but Amar and Krishna decided not to because they saw that the sky was covered with clouds. You wouldn't see anything from Kala Patthar .
Although we missed the impressive views at 5,650 m of Everest, it was good for us to sleep a few hours more, and recharge for the tough stages that we had left.
After a good breakfast, we set off.
We return by the same way out from Lobuche .


We crossed the Changri Shar Glacier .



We reached the High Pass and the Peter Legate Mountaineer Memorial.
The 38-year-old British mountaineer lost his life on April 30, 2002 when he slipped near Camp 3, on the south face of Lhotse, climbing Everest . The objective of this escalation was to deliver the funds from the sponsors to a foundation for deaf children and another for orphans. A disgrace. The mountain does not make exceptions between one and the other. D.E.P




We pass Lobuche and follow the track parallel to the Khumbu Glacier .


We could see on the other side of the glacier, the Pokalde peak, and on the left the Kongma La Pass , the impressive first pass through which we crossed two days ago.


We deviate a few meters from the road towards Thukla , to visit the Everest Memorial .


It is located on a plain with impressive views.




It is a very special place for me, of admiration and respect for all those who lost their lives trying to fulfill their dream of climbing the highest peaks on earth.
Many of those named in the Stone Chortens were great climbers who made history in the mountaineering world.



Scott Fischer was an excellent mountaineer, and a mountain guide for his adventure travel company Mountain Madness . His goal, to get his clients to step on the top of the highest mountains in the world. During the 1996 expedition, Fisher would star in one of the most tragic pages in Himalayan history. A terrible unanticipated storm surprised more than 20 climbers in the middle of the climb. That spring 15 people lost their lives, including Scott. Nearby is that of his friend Rob Hall , a guide for the other mountain group who also lost his life that fateful day near the summit, on the Hillary Step . The movie Everest tries to reflect what happened that month of May 1996.




Mario Merelli , was one of the best Italian mountaineers. He lost his life on January 18, 2012 at age 49 in Pico Redorta (Italian Alps). He climbed 10 of the 14 eight thousand, and Everest twice. He was a very loved person among mountaineers around the world. He stood out above the rest, for his way of prioritizing the values of friendship and solidarity in the mountains. A plaque was placed on the Everest Memorial, because the Himalayas were his second home.


Babu Chiri Sherpa was one of the best Sherpa mountaineers. He was 35 years old when he slipped taking some photos on Camp 2 going up to Everest . He was an accomplished mountaineer, climbing Everest 10 times. He holds the record for the fastest ascent to Everest in 15h, 56m, and the record for staying at the top for 21 hours. In addition to Everest, he also ascended Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.) , Shisha Pangma (8,013 m.) Twice, and Cho Oyu (8,201 m.) Six times. His dream was to build schools in Nepal, to give the children of all the villages a better future.

Then we passed by Anatoli Nikolayevich Bukréyev , one of the best mountaineers of all time, who in 1997 unfortunately died in an avalanche on Annapurna . We walked through much of the Stone Chortens and came back the same way we had come, turning left by a shortcut, crossing the stream basin until we hit the main road to Dzonglha .


This path goes to the middle of the slope surrounding the mountain until we reach our destination.
The scenery as we progressed was impressive.



The Everest Memorial on the other side.


Panoramic following the course of the Lobuche river, with the town of Pheriche and Ama Dablam in the background.


Cholatse peak with the lake of the same name at its feet.


The Cholo Glacier between the Taboche and Cholatse peaks.


We can already see the 4 houses that make up the village of Dzonglha , and behind the Cho La Pass , our objective for the next day.


When we got to the village, we took some photos and went straight to eat.
The rest of the day is spent resting, taking photos, reading and preparing the happy 4 liters of water every day.

A hard day awaited us: The Cho La pass at 5,420 m , and the crossing of the Ngozumpa Glacier (the longest in the Himalayas) to reach our final goal Gokyo .

But that, we already tell in the next stage.

Continue Stage 11 - Dzonglha - Cho La Pass (5,420 m) - Ngozumpa Glacier - Gokyo


Back to Stage 10 - Part 2 - Gorak Shep (5,165 m) - Everest Base Camp (EBC - 5,364 m)

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Summit

Cholatse ( 6.440 m ),

Cholatse ( 6.440 m ),
Intersection

Cruce con camino hacia Piramide cristal ( Observatorio Científico )

Cruce con camino hacia Piramide cristal ( Observatorio Científico )
Intersection

Desvío izquierda hacia Memorial Everest

Desvío izquierda hacia Memorial Everest
Intersection

Desvío izquierda por senda cruzando arroyo ( Atajo )

Desvío izquierda por senda cruzando arroyo ( Atajo )
Camping

Dzonglha

Dzonglha
Sacred architecture

Memorial VI

Memorial VI
Sacred architecture

Memorial III

Memorial III
Sacred architecture

Memorial IV

Memorial IV
Sacred architecture

Memorial V

Memorial V
panorama

Senda camino a Dzonglha

Senda camino a Dzonglha
River

Glaciar Changri Shar

Glaciar Changri Shar
River

Glaciar Cholo

Glaciar Cholo
Refuge

Gorak Shep

Gorak Shep
Sacred architecture

In memorial Scoot Fisher

In memorial Scoot Fisher
Mountain pass

Kong Mala Pass

Kong Mala Pass
Summit

Lingstren ( 7.161 m )

Lingstren ( 7.161 m )
Camping

Lobuche

Summit

Lobuche ( 6.145 m )

Lobuche ( 6.145 m )
Sacred architecture

High Pass y Memorial alpinista Peter Legate

High Pass y Memorial alpinista Peter Legate
Sacred architecture

Memorial II

Memorial II
Sacred architecture

Memorial I

Memorial I
Summit

Nuptse ( 7.861 m )

Nuptse ( 7.861 m )
panorama

Panorámica de Lago Cholatse Tso

Panorámica de Lago Cholatse Tso
panorama

Panorámica Memorial Everest

Panorámica Memorial Everest
Summit

Pumori ( 7.161 m )

Pumori ( 7.161 m )
Summit

Taboche ( 6.495 m ).

Taboche ( 6.495 m ).
panorama

Vistas de Pheriche y rio Lobuche

Vistas de Pheriche y rio Lobuche

7 comments

  • Photo of Pikkard

    Pikkard Apr 27, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    👌👌👌👌

  • Photo of Alvaro M

    Alvaro M Apr 27, 2020

    Etapa de transición para llegar al Paso Cho La del que tanto me habéis hablado, con parada en el Memorial que debe de sobrecoger por lo que representa. Animo chicos, que ya os va quedando menos.

  • Photo of Juan Desnivel

    Juan Desnivel Apr 28, 2020

    Gracias compañeros.

  • Photo of Ris Ris

    Ris Ris Apr 28, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Etapa que teníamos previsto subir al amanecer a Kala Pattar para poder contemplar el Everest desde ese mirador, pero las condiciones metereológicos, con nubes, nos lo impidió. Parecía que el día, entonces, iba a quedarse en una etapa de transición sin mas alicientes que llegar a Dzongla. Pero, al menos en mi recuerdo, finalmente también esta etapa fue muy gratificante. No subir a Kala Pattar, nos permitía decidir si desviarnos un par de kilómetros más ida y vuelta para ver el Memorial de camino. Parte del grupo nos acercamos y parte prefirió seguir a Dzongla, el destino de hoy. Por mi parte, me alegré de haber llegado hasta este memorial, sitio con un gran valor sentimental pero no exento de unas vistas llenas de luz y belleza. Sin duda, un lugar que también quedará en mis mejores recuerdos de este trekking. Ya, tras el memorial, fue también precioso el camino hasta Dzongla, sobre todo la visión espectacular del Lago Cho La, con un tono verde azulado impresionante. Otro punto del trekking que quedará grabado en mi retina. Un abrazo.

  • Photo of Juan Desnivel

    Juan Desnivel Apr 29, 2020

    Gracias

  • Photo of esanmore

    esanmore May 10, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Ya vamos por la etapa 10 y cada día continúa con nuevas vistas y paisajes. Un saludo

  • Photo of RETO A RETO

    RETO A RETO Sep 23, 2020

    muchas gracias por las explicaciones!

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