While our teammates were having a go on Island Peak, we journeyed up the Ngozumba Glacier along its lateral moraine.
Cho Oyu dominated our view as we hiked up and down the moraine.
At several places, people had piled rocks into stacks known as cairns.
After a few hours of walking, we reached Tanak Pokhari (one of the Gokyo sacred lakes).
My favourite pose in front of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang. Gyachung Kang is on the right and my map lists it as 7922 metres. It just missed being in the 8000 metre group. Cho Oyu is the peak on the far left.