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"EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK 2000"

Kathmandu - Jiri - Tengboche - Namche Bazaar - Kala Patthar / November - December 2000



     
   
     

Boudhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), Kathmandu
Nepal, November 2000

     
   
     

An everyday scene in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal

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Jiri (Gateway to Mt. Everest) on the way to Sagarmatha National Park
- the last stop of the bus lines

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On foot only from here on

     
   
     

You eat with your fingers

     
   
     

The time stops

     
   
     

A journey into a never before experinced dimension begins

     
   
     

All the food and building materials reach the heights
on the backs of inconceivably resilient sherpas

     
   
     

The path through the villages seems like a fairy-tale

     
   
     

Terribly dirty, but with sparkles in their eyes that you can't see at home

     
   
     

Terraced cultivable land, spared by the monsoon abrasion

     
   
     

One of the many passes on the "up and down trek" - Trakshindo La, at 3071 m a.s.l.

     
   
     

Abundance of jewelry and native piercing, used in these remote villages since the 16th century

     
     
     

Prayers in the stony relief - Hinduism is considered the oldest living major religious tradition

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So far, yet so close

     
   
     

Namche Bazaar (Gateway to the high Himalayas) with an airport,
shops, pubs, a hospital, cyber cafes and exchange offices at 3440 m a.s.l.

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Yak

     
   
     

High-altitude village Tengboche with the well-known Buddhist monastery, at 3867 m a.s.l.

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The view of six, seven and eight thousand meters high mountains,
including Mt. Everest (in the middle)

     
   
     

The Beauty among the mountains - Ama Dablam, 6812 m a.s.l.

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Wooden and creaking suspension bridges with missing boards aren't very trustworthy

     
   
     

Ama Dablam Summit

     
   
     

Almost unnecessary - a commercial for the highest inn in the world - Gorak Shep,
with Nuptse in the background

     
   
     

Nuptse - 7861 m a.s.l.

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A view of the giants from Kala Pattar (5545 m a.s.l.), the final destination of the trek -
Everest on the left third, Nuptse on the right, Lhotse in the back, 8516 m a.s.l. (4th highest mt.)

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His Majesty - 8848 m a.s.l.

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View of the High Himalayas

 

 

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