Day 19, April 8

Day 19, April 8. 5 am wake up to hike up Gokyo Ri to catch the sunrise. The mercury was well below zero and the windchill made it feel like minus 8 or so. About half way up the mountain, I caught sight of several yaks that were grazing along the steep hillside as the golden morning light thawed the slightly icy ground. I strategically walked above the yak and followed it for a good 20-30 minutes and snatched this shot of a black yak with Gokyo Lake and the town in the background. One of my favorite captures from the whole 3 passes/Everest basecamp trek.