More expedition news from the SummitClimb website:
On Sunday, the group passed the Zetra La. Fortunately, the fog had lifted, so on the way the group was able to enjoy clear views of Cho Oyu – and their caravan of porters, speeding away with 30-50 kg burdens on their backs.
The group spent the night in the small settlement of Zetra at 4200 meters and continued to Kote on Monday. During the trek, the elevation dropped by several hundreds of meters with the vegetation also changing from rhododendron and bamboo trees to giant ancient pine trees. At the beginning of the trek, the group caught the first glimpse of Mera Peak at the end of the Hinku Valley.
Kote is situated along the Hinku River at 3500 meters, and here the group stayed for the night and got resupplied with fresh food.
On Tuesday, the group continued to Tagnag at around 4300 meters. Wednesday 19 October is supposed to be a rest day to help with acclimatization before ascending to Khare at 4900 meters on Thursday.