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Holy cow! The last two days of hiking have been incredible and our stomachs are back to "normal"! On the 28th we hiked from Dole (4200 m/13,779 ft.) to Machermo (4470 m/14,664 ft.). We have been moving very slowly walking shorter distances and guagimg our days by altitude gains. So far we have been doing well! We stayed at a lodge that uses a lot of solar energy for their electricity and route their water through a black hose over their roof to slightly heat it from the sun. We particularly enjoyed sitting in their sunroom enjoying the heat and incredible views! I also made a new friend named Dashi with a very cute face and fluffy white coat. I definitely miss my Walter and Winston!
Nawany and Ivan from the US.
The 29th we left Machermo and pushed towards Gokyo (4790 m/15,715 ft). Again we are taking it slowly. We hiked past a series of three lakes that are an amazing cross between blue and tourquiose in color! After doing a little laundry and some lunch we took a 15 minute walk up to a ridge that overlooks the village of Gokyo to watch the sunset on the mountains! Ahhh! The village of Gokyo sits at the base of Cho Oyu mountain (8189 m/almost 27,000 ft) (Ben I will let you convert that to the exact feet you math wiz!) which is the sixth tallest peak in the world! Holy cow, yet again!