We are enjoying our time in the Khumbu valley of Nepal, with spectacular views all around! Our Unclimbed Peak team is currently in Namche, the capital of the Khumbu, at the Panorama Lodge. We arrived yesterday in good health and good spirits! This morning we went for an acclimatization hike up to the Everest View Hotel. With the clear sky we had fantastic views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Our goal is to trek up to our base camp at the 5thlake in the Gokyo valley, past the village of Gokyo. From there we aim to climb Nup La Khang (North Peak) which sits on the border of Nepal and China. At 6861 meters (22,641 ft.), Nup La Khang is between Mount Cho Oyu and Mount Everest, and is unclimbed! We hope to make the first ascent of this virgin peak!
After climbing Nup La Khang, some of our climbers plan to head to Ama Dablam (Mothers’ Necklace), a very picturesque mountain in the Khumbu valley. We have been blessed with great weather so far and are just enjoying the scenery, views, and nice people here. Tomorrow our plan is to head to Khumjung, where we will stay for 1 night before trekking into the Gokyo valley. All is well for us as we enjoy making our way up towards the Unclimbed Peak base camp.