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meirsch
15th June 2006, 01:49 PM
khumjung-moung la

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1)is it poosible to go directly from khumjung to moung la ? is ther a direct trail ?

2) dose moung la nice ?

i plan to fly lukla--phadking--namce 2 nights--thame--khumjung +khunde-- (and than i cosider moung la)--deboche my be dingbouche (deppend how my whife feels) and than back

Escher
15th June 2006, 02:11 PM
khumjung-moung la

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1)is it poosible to go directly from khumjung to moung la ? is ther a direct trail ?

2) dose moung la nice ?

i plan to fly lukla--phadking--namce 2 nights--thame--khumjung +khunde-- (and than i cosider moung la)--deboche my be dingbouche (deppend how my whife feels) and than back

The path to the Mong La starts from just past Khumjung. There is a big sign saying "way to Gokyo" just follow the path from there, it is very easy to find and there will be lots of people to ask and show you the way. It takes about 2 hours to get to Mong. I really like Mong and always stay there. The views of Ama Dablam and Kangtega are outstanding.

http://static.flickr.com/47/133411068_d319a8c3b0_o.jpg
The view from Mong.

If you go from Mong La to Thyangboche you have to descend all the way to the river and then climb 700m into Thyangboche. That climb is absolutely horrible and I avoid it if I can.

Normally you would trek to Thyangboche without going to Mong and then onto to Dingboche/Pheriche and base camp. Or you would go to Mong then onto Gokyo. I would do one or the other and not try to do both as you have suggested. Personally I would prefer to go to Mong and then carry on towards Gokyo. The Gokyo valley is my most favourite place in the Khumbu and well worth a visit.

meirsch
15th June 2006, 02:50 PM
but if i go directly from namche to tengboshe so it maks it issier ?

Escher
15th June 2006, 04:15 PM
You can go from Namche to Thyangboche or Namche - Khumjung - Thyangboche it makes little difference. I would go via Khumjung as the villages of Khunde and Khumjung are very interesting. But going to the Mong La would mean a 2 hour climb then having to come back the way you came to then go on to Thyangboche.

yakshaver
15th June 2006, 07:30 PM
Mong La is at about 4000m altitude, and is on the way from Namche or Kumjung to Portse Tenga, on the way to Gokyo. It would be a bit of a detour if you go from Kumjung to Tyangboche via Mong La. But it is a nice spot, with excellent views. The holi lamma Rimpche or some such..., or some such, who brought Buddism into Khumbu, is said to have been born there.

Harry
6th September 2006, 03:48 AM
From Khumjung to Mong La there are two ways. One leading directly from the village taking the left fork just under the rockface. There is a steep stairway up to a narrow path with stone steps. After that it is nearly going flat to Mong La. A good lodge to stay is on top at the left side in the little "village". Perfect view on Ama Dablam and friendly atmosphere.

Oli
6th September 2006, 04:31 AM
There is a steep stairway up to a narrow path with stone steps.

It's one helluva route....

http://static.flickr.com/46/189845089_d2dadc72a3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apurdam/189845089/)

Harry
6th September 2006, 09:19 PM
It's one helluva route....

http://static.flickr.com/46/189845089_d2dadc72a3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apurdam/189845089/)


Hey Oli,

Looks more steep with the snow on top of it, so better don't go there with ice on it or take your crampons!

Cheers,
Harry

Ging
6th September 2006, 09:54 PM
http://homepage.mac.com/rirun/bbs/trekinfo/001.jpg The rockface view from Khumjung.

Namaste!
I treked from Gokyo to khumjung in August in 2004. It was raining at that time.
The step of the stairs of the stone was small, and slid easily. I don't want to walk in the route.:rolleyes:

Oli
6th September 2006, 10:38 PM
better don't go there with ice on it or take your crampons!

Or take a Sherpa to put up fixed ropes and jumar up it. It is that steep!