Occasional Climber

Breaking 6,000m – Lukla to Namche Bazaar

Himalayan view from the plane between Kathmandu and Lukla
Himalayan view from the plane between Kathmandu and Lukla
On the approach to Benkar (2,630m), with the Dudh Kosi below and Kusum Kanguru above
Reunion in Jorsale (2,740m) - from left, Nima, Ed, Pasang Dorje, Ang Nimi, Kanchi Phuti, Pete (and Zumboo the dog)
Pasang Dorje and Ang Nimi
Varnishing tables in preparation for the coming trekking season
The impressive suspension bridge below the dreaded Namche Hill
A view of Namche Bazaar (3,450m) and Kwande (6,187m) from the eastern side of the town
A view of Namche Bazaar from the northern upper side
A prayer wheel at Namche Gompa
A care taker monk at Namche Gompa
In the main chamber at Namche Gompa
Dawn view from above Namche Bazaar - from left, Tawoche (6,367m), Nuptse (7,861m), Everest (8,850m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Shar (8,393m), Ama Dablam (6,856m)
Mount Everest peaks over the Nuptse wall, with Lhotse and Lhotse Shar to the right
View southeast to Tamserku, Kusum Kanguru and the Dudh Kosi valley
View south towards Thame
An even wider view of the Everest group, but also with Kumbila (5,761m) at far left
A fitting memorial to Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, with the Everest group as a backdrop  > Khumjung and Khunde

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