|"Dingboche Nepal at Night" by Mark Rosen - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons|
April 18, 2015. Sometimes it is a challenge to chat online with Nepal mountaineer, Phurba Thile Sherpa, because of limited times of available electricity in his region and internet connectivity. And, of course there is that time difference of thirteen hours between Nepal and California.
Today, Sherpa is deeper into his journey in an effort to climb Mt. Everest and place 193 national flags on its peak, as a symbolic beginning of the Mt. Everest Expedition for Global Peace and Friendship.
From Dingboche, Nepal, a village in the Khumbu region of north eastern Nepal in the Chukhung Valley, Sherpa posted on his Facebook page:
“Dear friends, Today I am arrived in Dingboche 4400m elevation. Sorry, can't put picture because of no electricity.”
At an altitude of about 14,800 feet, (4,530 metres), this village is another spot for acclimating.
“… tomorrow will visit Imjeche Lake and Island peak base camp and Chhukung Ri.,” Sherpa concludes his post.