The path from Dingboche to Lobuche gently descends to the Imji Khola river near Thukla. This is where we lost our way and had to navigate through big boulders to reach our lunch spot. This is probably the last village on the trekking route. Above 4000 mts you can clearly notice the change in vegetation from trees to shrubs.
Also, the elusive snow leopards are known to frequent this village and prey on unsuspecting cattle.
From Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, where we cross an exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola. Our hike then took us down through a beautiful forest to the village of Pangboche. With the stunning peak of Ama Dablam towering directly overhead, we hiked up to the remote village of Dingboche, where we spent two nights camping. We then headed out on one of the most scenic hikes of the trip, a 2,100-foot climb to Nangkartshang Peak (16,699') to see Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu (three of the six highest peaks in the world).