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Johanna mentioned on Thursday, April 10th, that they may not have internet access for a couple of days. So, we have had no contact since then, as planned.
According to my understanding they should by now have moved to Johanna's new home for the next 1,5 months, the Everest Base Camp (EBC). The exact timing of how their trek advances may naturally change for many reasons. Handling the acclimatization process well is key for succeeding up there.
From the EBC Johanna & Jessica together with their guides and at least one other hiker will move on to Island Peak. Imja Tse, as it is also called is situated 10-15 km to the southwest from EBC as the crow flies, although I guess the crows don't fly this high up in the mountains. Also the hikers cannot take a direct route, they must probably instead return in their tracks to Lobuche and take a trail toward Island Peak from there. That is often planned to be a three-day hike.
In the Everest base camp they should have good chances for communication, but it is another question whether they always have the time, energy or electricity needed for it. So they may already have moved on, and if they have had to do that quickly as they spent some extra days when trekking up from Lukla it may be difficult for them to contact us as they must focus on the hiking, climbing, eating, drinking, sleeping, drying and other essentials for survival.