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Pedro and Jangbu at the summit of Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos. Chhukhung Ri south summit, 17,700 ft. Pyramid of Pumo-Ri at left and Nuptse behind and at right. Photo Meryl Lipman.
View point of Mount Everest from Namche. Photo Pedro Llanos. Meryl is on one of the many suspension bridge. Photo Meryl Lipman.
Climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos. Climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak with the help of fixed rope. Photo Pedro Llanos
Climbing the Imja Glacier on Island Peak with the help of Ladder. Photo Pedro Llanos. Ice carvers seen while climbing Island peak. Photo Pedro Llanos
Exciting Himalayan range. Photo Meryl Lipman. Fog start to come right after we summit. Photo Pedro Llanos.
Going for Summit of Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos. Island Peak, Jangbu fixing rope and Erik in Yellow suit. Photo Pedro Llanos.
Island Peak basecamp map. Photo Meryl Lipman. Jangbu Sherpa and Erik ready for climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos.
Jangbu Sherpa fixing Ladder for climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos. Meryl showing sign for Island Peak. Photo Meryl Lipman
View while climbing Island peak. Photo Pedro Llanos. Meryl near Glacier. Photo Meryl Lipman
26 Dec - Update from Meryl Lipman - Merry Christmas to you and yours from Gorak Shep on the SummitClimb.com trek! One of our guys went to Everest Basecamp in high winds, one stayed in Lobuche to further acclimatize and I parked myself at the lodge here and drank tea. We love Jangbu Sherpa and are having a wonderful time!!! Thank you for everything!!!
25 Dec - Update from Jangbu Sherpa: Merry Christmas to all from Lobuche. Yesterday we walk along to the village Lobuche, 4,930 metres/16,200 feet . We celebrate our Christmas Eve here. All fantastic. We will update you more stay tune.
Long mani wall outside Tengboche Monastery. Photo Meryl Lipman. On the road to Pangboche. Photo Meryl Lipman
23 Dec - Update from Jangbu Sherpa: Christmas and Island Peak Team walked from Namche to Pangboche. Day was excellent, perfect weather great view of Everest, Lhotse Shar and AmaDablam. Today we are going to next village call Dingboche. Team feeling good.
22 Dec - Team doing good and took a rest day in Namche Bazaar. Today we are walking towards to Pangboche.
20 Dec - Christmas trek group are in Namche. All is well. Tomorrow rest day.
19 Dec - Our www.ChristmasNewYearTrek.com is underway! The team arrived in Kathmandu and the weekend. They spent time getting to know each other and checking equipment. Yesterday the members flew safely to Lukla and are now walking down to Phakding. Keep checking back for further updates and thanks for following.
The big mani rock in Ghat. Photo Meryl Lipman. Pedro and the giant mani wall. Photo Meryl Lipman
The pyramid at the top is Everest. Photo Meryl Lipman. Another random pup. This one must have been 6wks old. There was a whole litter. One of them tried to steal my walking pole! I wanted to take them all home. Photo Meryl Lipman.
Jorsale on the way to Namche. Photo Meryl Lipman. Suspension bridge in the sun. Prayer flags are hung everywhere and the wind is supposed to carry the prayers around the world. Photo Meryl Lipman
These were crows of some sort, who kept flying up and down the valley, taking these berries back with them. Photo Meryl Lipman. Yaks are use for carrying loads in khumbu valley. Photo Meryl Lipman
Musk deer near Diboche hill. Photo Pedro Llanos. Signature. Photo Meryl Lipman
Mane, stupa in Everest Trek. Photo Meryl Lipman. Nice art. Photo Meryl Lipman.
Hindu God. Photo Meryl Lipman. Budha statue. Photo Meryl Lipman.
Kathmandu Domestic Airport. Photo Meryl Lipman