|Mt. Everest from Kalapattar|
I just finished the 26 day trek over the Three Passes near Mt. Everest. I was accompanied by Attila Joo from Germany. It was a strenuous trek and we got snowed on a few times, but still it was enjoyable and challenging. After the trek I went to the Lawudo Monastery/retreat center high on a mountain near Namche Bazzar for a 10 day personal retreat.
Here are some photo highlights of the trek.
|At the stupa in Bodhnath with Atila and Samrat before flying to Phaplu|
|Black lines show trekking route to the Everest (Khumbu) region starting from Phaplu airport (circle at bottom)|
|Attila preparing to board the small aircraft which takes us to Phaplu airstrip|
|The plane after ours' landing on the gravel airstrip at Phaplu|
|Ready to hit the trekking trail|
|One of many suspension bridges to cross|
|Spinning the Mani (Om Mani Padme Hum) wheel found at the entrance to many villages|
|The big Sherpa village of Namche Bazzar--Gateway to Mount Everest|
|Standing at the Sargarmartha National Park Headquarters with the tip of Mt. Everest showing|
|The Tengboche Monastery at sunrise; Mt. Amadabalam is at the right|
|Taking a break at a lodge in Pangboche with our guide, Mingma|