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View of Gokyo and mountains from the summit of Gokyo Ri in Nepal

A Breathtaking Climb to the Summit of Gokyo Ri in Nepal

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This is day 14 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It was a bitterly cold morning in Gokyo. I awoke at 6am to a softly lighted dawn view of the lake outside my window, the snow dusted mountains reflecting on the calm water. After… Read More

View of Gokyo village and Cho Oyu in Nepal

Gokyo: The Land of Sacred Lakes in Nepal

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This is day 13 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It's not easy to sleep at high altitude and I awoke in Machhermo feeling quite weary after a broken night's sleep. It was a freezing cold morning and the water in the bucket which… Read More

Prayer flags above Machhermo in Nepal

Contemplation at 4500m: Machhermo, Nepal

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This is day 12 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek Today would be a short day of trekking as I was now above 4000 metres and needed to make sure that I ascended slowly for acclimatisation purposes. Although Gokyo was in easy reach, it… Read More

View of the village of Mong La in Nepal

Trekking from Namche to Dole in Nepal

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This is day 11 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek From Namche Bazaar, the way to Everest takes you back across the Dudh Kosi to the village of Tengboche, before heading up the valley of the Imja Khola and Khumbu Khola. Instead of taking this… Read More

View of Mount Everest from the Hotel Everest View in Nepal

The Stunning Mountain Scenery Around Namche Bazaar, Nepal

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This is day 10 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek When you reach Namche Bazaar during a trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, it is important to stop for an extra day to acclimatize before continuing on up to the higher altitudes. This… Read More

Stupa and view of Thamserku in Benkar

Into the heart of the Khumbu: Namche Bazaar

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This is day 9 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It was a cool but pleasant morning in Phakding as I started out for another day of trekking in the Khumbu region of Nepal. A little bit of fog was hanging around the valley but… Read More

Walking past a mani wall and chorten on the trek from Surkhe to Phakding in Nepal

Along the Dudh Kosi Valley to Phakding, Nepal

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This is day 7 and 8 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek I awoke to a foggy morning in Bupsa. The cloud that had come in the day before still hung around the village and the valley below, blocking any views that might be… Read More

The village of Khari Khola in Nepal

Trekking from Nunthala to Bupsa in Nepal

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This is day 6 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek November is festival time in Nepal and the Tihar festival was in full swing while I was trekking along the trail from Jiri to Lukla. In the village of Nunthala, where I stayed for the… Read More

View of the high Himalaya in Phurteng, Nepal

Ups and Downs on the Trail to Nunthala, Nepal

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This is day 5 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal. I woke up to a beautiful, crisp and clear morning in Junbesi. The clouds that had shrouded the mountains the day before had all but disappeared to unveil the tall sides of the valley, and looking north I could see the… Read More

A porter resting on the Bhandar to Sete trek in Nepal

Traversing the Lamjura La in Nepal

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This is day 3 and 4 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal It appears that trekking in the Himalayas, at least on the Jiri to Lukla trail, is all about climbing in and out of deep valleys via high mountain passes. It is what I had been doing for the first… Read More

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