Day 11: Chukhung (4780m)
(Trekking: approx 3 hours)
Today is another short day, in order to aid with acclimatisation. From the lodge in Dingboche we head up through the village, following the Imja Khola Valley. The ascent is gradual, crossing small streams and walking through open alpine pastures, with fine views of Island Peak at the head of the valley. We reach the Chukhung lodge in time for lunch, with the afternoon free to rest and acclimatise. Alternatively, you may feel energetic enough to head up valley towards the old moraines that flow down from Lhotse. The views of the massive Lhotse Wall and Ama Dablam are particularly impressive when seen from Chukhung.
I expect that Bob will feel energetic enough!