Time  6 hours 6 minutes

Coordinates 1638

Uploaded January 17, 2020

Recorded November 2019

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Fifth Stage of the Trekking of the 3 Steps of Everest.

November 21, 2019.

Stage 5 - Tengboche (3,867 m) - Dingboche (4,350)


Today we have the stage between Tengboche and Dingboche , following the course of the Imja Khola River. We will cross a rhododendron forest and we will pass a steppe landscape, with very little vegetation. We will get closer to the great colossi of the Himalayas.

Technical data :

• Distance: 11 km.
• Difficulty: Easy-Moderate, although the height is noticeable.
• Time in motion: 4.40 h.
• Total time with stops: 6 h (Including food at Shomare).
• Type of road surface: dirt road.
• Ascent slope: 700 m. ( Real value ).
• Descent slope: 262 m. ( Real value ).
• Minimum height: 3,870 m. (Tengboche).
• Maximum height: 4,350 m. (Dingboche).
• Signage: Easy.



Description of the route:

We woke up early as every day, we prepare the backpacks with the 3-4 liters of water that we drink the day before with the practical lamps. After having a good Tibetan breakfast, we set off. Luck is still with us, the day is great again. The route begins at a good pace, the sight of the first rays of the sun illuminating the highest peaks motivates anyone.




The first section is down to Deboche . We crossed a beautiful forest of giant rhododendrons. Along the way we find a multitude of herds of yaks, some of them imposing.



We leave the small villages of Deboche and Millingo behind and reach the suspension bridge that will take us to the other side of the Imja Khola river. Here the riverbed narrows.



Each day that passes we are noticing the height more, the effort is more pronounced than the previous day. We noticed minor discomfort in the head, but nothing major.

The landscape changes drastically, going from lush forests to the almost complete absence of vegetation. We continue our way in a slight ascent until we reach the town of Pangboche , which is located on the skirt of the beautiful Ama Dablam .



Pangboche , due to its location on the way to Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak and other peaks, has become an important population in this area of the Himalayas for mountaineers. The town is inhabited mainly by Sherpas. They tell us that in their monastery they kept the supposed skin and a hand of the yeti, until it mysteriously disappeared.
One of its illustrious neighbors is Sungdare Sherpa , who held the world record in 1989 for having climbed Everest five times.
The Pangboche school was built by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1963 for the development of the Sherpa people.
At the exit of the town we have a path to the right, it goes to the Ama Dablam Base Camp , it is about 4,600 m. From where we are at about 3,950 m. to Base Camp, there are about 600 meters of elevation gain.



Situation of the different fields from height to the top.
It is a fairly exposed climb on the ridge and the last very vertical section.

About 2 km away we stopped in the village of Shomare where we ate very well. After a good rest, we resume the march passing through 3 small villages (2 houses) of Chejungm, Orsho and Tsuro .
We leave the path that goes to Pheriche to the left and reaches CB Everest , and we cross the bridge in the direction of Dingboche .
At the entrance there is a Stupa and above it a very marked path that goes up the rope to the Nangkartstang peak (5,073 m) . We will go up there the next day as the second day of acclimatization of the trek.
Everyone who goes directly to CBEverest usually spends 2 days here for the second acclimatization. So do we, although we continue to Chukhung .



Upon arriving at the Lodge, we found large mounds of yak and cow excrement on the way, which they use as fuel. They are collected from fields and roads, crushed and placed in the sun to dry.



At the lodge we stayed in, we met Alejandro from Zaragoza who has been traveling Asia for almost 1 year. What envy.
After completing the Anapurnas, I was in this part of the Himalayas doing the same route as us of the Three Steps of Everest. He tells us that the day before he went up to Ama Dablam's CB from Pangboche where he found several tents installed, and saw groups climbing. Until the return to Lukla we met him for several days. A great kid.

We stayed here for 2 nights for the second acclimatization. Very important to avoid problems with altitude sickness.

The first night the group from India were in high spirits.




Continue with Stage 6 - Dingboche Acclimatization



Return to Stage 4 - Namche Bazar - Tengboche
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Summit

Ama Dablam ( 6.856 m )

Ama Dablam ( 6.856 m )
Camping

Chejungm

Chejungm
Intersection

Cruce senda Campo Base Ama Dablam

Cruce senda Campo Base Ama Dablam
Camping

Deboche

Deboche
Camping

Dingboche - Lodge

Dingboche - Lodge
Summit

Everest ( 8.848 m )

Everest ( 8.848 m )
Summit

Lhotse ( 8.516 m )

Lhotse ( 8.516 m )
Refuge

Lodge Rivendell

Lodge Rivendell
Refuge

Lodge Tengboche

Lodge Tengboche
Camping

Millingo

Millingo
Summit

Nangkartshang ( 5.073 m )

Nangkartshang ( 5.073 m )
Camping

Orsho

Camping

Pangboche

Pangboche
Summit

Pokalde ( 5.806 m )

Pokalde ( 5.806 m )
Bridge

Puente Pangboche

Puente Pangboche
Camping

Shomare

Shomare
Summit

Thamserku ( 6.623 m )

Thamserku ( 6.623 m )
Camping

Tsuro

10 comments

  • Photo of Pikkard

    Pikkard Feb 21, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    👍👍👍

  • Photo of chasquera

    chasquera Feb 23, 2020

    Que maravilla estar viendo durante todo el trayecto el Ama Dablam.

  • Photo of Carlos Las Solanas

    Carlos Las Solanas Feb 24, 2020

    Los Yak son unos animales impresionantes.
    Una vez más el Ama Dablam, belleza extrema dentro de ese entorno tan privilegiado.

  • Photo of Juan Desnivel

    Juan Desnivel Feb 24, 2020

    El Ama Dablam es una montaña alucinante.
    Gracias compañeros por dejar vuestras impresiones.
    Un abrazo,

  • Photo of Alvaro M

    Alvaro M Feb 25, 2020

    Me ha enamorado el Ama Dablam. Debe de ser de las montañas más bonitas del mundo.

  • Photo of Juan Desnivel

    Juan Desnivel Feb 25, 2020

    No lo dudes.
    Creo que pocas que yo conozca.
    Gracias Alvaro.
    Un saludo,

  • Photo of Ris Ris

    Ris Ris Feb 26, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    En esta ya quinta etapa, cada vez empiezas a ser más consciente de donde estás y lo que te vas a ir encontrando en los próximos días. Este día fue, como los anteriores, delicioso, un tiempo espectacular y unos paisajes tremendos. Pese a que la vegetación va remitiendo para dar paso a ramas bajeras y mucha roca, todo lo que ves te impresiona por su grandeza.
    En este punto del trekking, para mí, está una de las claves de nuestro acierto en elegir este itinerario. La mayoría de los trekkings, por temas de duración y económicos, salen de Tengboche y se desvían por Pheriche para acortar la llegada en días al CBE. Es la opción clásica si no dispones de suficientes días. En nuestro caso, queríamos hacer un trekking más completo y, una vez ya realizado, debo decir que acertamos de pleno pues desde Dingboche ya disminuyó muchísimo el flujo de trekkers, y empezamos a disfrutar casi solos de unas cuantas etapas hasta nuestra llegada a Lobuche, tres días después. En Dingboche, como ha comentado Juan, íbamos a tener nuestro segundo día de aclimatación pues es lo que recomiendan los expertos, uno en en Namche a 3400 metros y otro sobre los 4400 metros, como era el caso de Dingboche, dos días después. Es altamente recomendable hacer estos dos días de aclimatación por minimizar el tema del mal de altura, si bien, conocimos gente cuyas agencias solo hacían un único día de aclimatación en Namche, lo cual no recomendamos en absoluto. La llegada a Dingboche fue preciosa, un valle abierto, con enormes vistas del Ama Dablam y cada vez notando esa altura ya de 4400, con más fatiga de lo normal y con ligeros dolores o tontuna de cabeza que con un paracetamol solucionamos en cuestión de minutos. Aquí, dos días con lo que no había que recoger el material al día siguiente, que es una ventaja para empezar el día

  • Photo of Juan Desnivel

    Juan Desnivel Feb 26, 2020

    De nuevo, estupenda descripción de la etapa del día.
    Namaste Richard Sherpa.

  • Photo of esanmore

    esanmore Mar 3, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Nada más que añadirle, fantástico

  • Photo of Juan Desnivel

    Juan Desnivel Mar 19, 2020

    Gracias 👍

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