I talked to Mike late last evening, which means morning in Bhutan on the 19th. They’d just finished breakfast and were ready to leave for their final day of trekking. Last night was spent in Gaza (9750′) and included a soak in the hot springs there. They visited a large monastery in Gaza before dropping down to the hot springs . Other than the occasional blister, the team has done well. Perfect weather since getting soaked the first couple of days on the trail.
They’re heading now to Damji at about 7500′. One last night in a tent and they’ll be driving for Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan, on the 20th. No real need for a shower as they got clean at the Gaza hot spring. They’ll likely take one regardless at the Hotel Druk.