The Climb To Gokyo Ri

Decisions in The Khumbu

Ngozumba Glacier Above Goyko Gokyo Lake and the town og Gokyo

I made the choice because I could. I would wait for him and we would walk back down the slippery tracks together. You can plan and prepare for a trek, but you can’t control fate. I had caught a cold just before leaving Melbourne for Nepal and for eight days I had coughed my way through the Khumbu. Now more than three quarters of the way up to Gokyo Ri I was exhausted.

I was content because I had climbed high enough to still have a spectacular view. I sat looking out across the huge Ngozumpa Glacier that we would cross tomorrow. Tomorrow I would have no choice but to go on.

Above Gokyo Lake climbing to Gokyo Ri Everest Region Nepal

For the EBC Trekking Cognoscenti it wasn’t the Khumbu Cough.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngozumpa_glacier

18 thoughts on “The Climb To Gokyo Ri

  1. Hello Dee, Yes the views are spectacular especially above the tree line. Yes I didn’t sign up for cold and had I been told before hand that it was going to happen I would have been very anxious. It could have been worse, like if my nose had been running. Fortunately it was just a cough and I managed. Louise

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