October 16, 2018
Eric Simonson checked in overnight with some great photos! The team has been waking up early to see the sunrise everyday of the trek. This morning, they were rewarded with great views of the Himalaya.
Tsho Tshurigma over Langma La (17,300 ft) to Troshay meadow camp (14,000 ft). The trail to the Langma La pass from campsite near the first small lake at Tsho Tshurigrna passes another bigger clear aquamarine lake to climb steeply over rocky ground to reach the pass in just over two hours. The view of Makalu becomes more and more impressive as we climb upwards. Everest and all the other attendant peaks are also visible all the way to the pass. Once at the Langma La we will bid our farewell to the Khangsung valley and the impressive panorama of some of the highest mountains in the world and plunge steeply down rock moraines and glaciated valleys.
After about 2 hours, we reach the trail junction from where many days ago we climbed to the Shao La. After crossing the river below Yulba Village we will soon reach our riverside campsite from where we started our trek to the Khangsung glacier. The circuit of this fascinating trek will thus be complete. Overnight camp at Kharta.