After three days of mist, drizzle, and rain, this morning we woke up with some sunshine mixed with fog and cloud.
Where we could not see any peaks previously, all of the sudden, the view was surreal!
But of course the views only lasted a full ten minutes before they vanished. We began our trek at 8 am, climbing straight up for about 30 minutes. After that we climbed along a ridge while the sun and clouds played their dance. Our first views of AMA Dablam and Lotsi were breathtaking!
After lunch, it was a straight climb up for 2 1/2 agonizing hours. We are settled in Tenboche which is close to 13,000 feet high. Weather is a bit chilly here. We just spent 1 1/2 hours in the monastery listening to the monks chant.