Occasional Climber

Khumbu – Khumjung to Gokyo

On the trail between Khumjung and Mong La, with the Kwangde massif behind
Stone staircase between Khumjung and Mong. Kangtega (centre right) and Tamserku (far right) tower above
On Mong La (3,973m) with, from left, Cholatse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam
Cholatse and Tawoche, seen from Mong La
Near Mong La. Phortse is across the valley, Cholatse left and Ama Dablam right
Phortse Village and Ama Dablam
Frozen waterfall below Dole
Frozen waterfall below Dole
Above Dole, looking back to Kangtega and Tamserku, with Phortse Village dewarfed beneath
Kangdiri (?), Kangtega and Tamserku, seen from near Dole (4,000m+/-)
Near Lhabarma (4,320m), cotton plants appear to float beside trail
Kangdiri (?), Kangtega and Tamserku, seen from Lhabarma
Cho Oyu (left, 8,201m) and Gyachang Kang (7,922m), seen from Lhabarma
View of Cho Oyu from Lhabarma (4,320m)
View of Cho Oyu from Lhabarma (4,320m)
View back to Kangtega (6,779m) and Tamserku (6,608m) from Lhabarma (4,320m)
Yaks grazing below Machherma
Approaching Machherma (4,410m)
Before Pangka (4,400m). Cho Oyu (8,201m) is left and Gyachang Kang (7,922m) right
Ascending the stone staircase at the terminal moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier, below Gokyo
Looking back to Pangka, with Kangtega (6,779m), Tamserku (6,608m) and Kassum Kanguru (6,369m) beyond
Very hardy locals in the near frozen first lake, below Gokyo
Nearing the end of a day's walk on the approach to Gokyo, with the Frozen Fingers and Cho Oyu providing a striking view
The second lake, before Gokyo. The dark rock mound just left of centre is Gokyo Ri (5,483m)
Himalayan Snow Cock, near Gokyo  > Gokyo

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