"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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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