Kathmandu’s Stupa Swayambhunath
Our trip began here, and in the morning after our trek finished in Lukla, we fly back, a day to fill before the group disbands. Continue reading “Kathmandu – Beginning and End”
Looking south from the bottom of the descent from Namche Bazaar.The final day is here, mostly down, but really one last day of Nepalese flat! Continue reading “Day 13 – Namche Bazaar to Lukla”
Tengboche Monastery, its entrance, with the prayer wheel enclosures on either side.
The morning sparkling, a clear day to hike Namche Bazaar a short step away. Continue reading “Day 12 – Deboche to Namche Bazaar”
Dingboche, early morning with a dusting of snow.
It is much easier to do this going down, than it was going up, and its nice to be amongst trees again. Continue reading “Day 11 – Dingboche to Deboche”
The Khumbu glacier and Everest Base Camp.
We truly reach our pinnacle today, the “hill” of Kala Patthar (black rock), a peak within the valley of the sky mountains. Then a quick jaunt down, down, down. Continue reading “Day 10 – Kala Patthar, Gorak Shep to Dingboche”
Everest Base Camp, with the peak itself, the “small” peak to the right of the glacier in the further distance.
Today is the day, today we make it to the goal. Yesterday we hiked, for the first time, in snow. It was cold, and today, we go higher still, to the final floor of the roof of the world. Continue reading “Day 9 – Lobuche to Base Camp!“
Cholatse peak, 6335mtrs, and glacier
After snow in the early morning, melting within an hour from sunrise, we have what would be the most spectacular day’s walk of the trek. Continue reading “Day 8 – Dingboche to Lobuche”