October 21, 2012
IMG guide Kaji called from Muktinath to report that the trekkers had a good trip over the Thorong pass. Weather was good and everyone is doing well. Starting at Phedi at 4am, they climbed over 3000+ feet up to the summit of the pass. Then they descended 5000+ feet down the other side. Before reaching Muktinath town (at about 12,300 feet) they were able to visit the famous Muktinath temple (many pilgrims come here). Well done team!
Over at Chulu, Justin Merle called on the sat phone to report that the team are up at high camp. Mingma Dorje and Nima Karma continued higher up this afternoon to check the route and fix some rope, and they reported that the route conditions are good.
Plan for tomorrow is for the team to be climbing by 4am and come back down to base camp.