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Walking High In Nepal - Peak Trekking at Mount Everest

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1. Kathmandu - Lukla - Monjo - Namche Bazar
2. Namche Bazar (3450m) - Thame - Syangboche - Kunde - Khumjung - Phortse (3800m)
3. Phortse - Pheriche - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep
4. Gorak Shep - Kala Pattar - Dingboche
5. Dingboche - Chukhung - Chukhung Ri - Island Peak Base Camp
6. Island Peak
7. Island Peak Base Camp - Tengboche - Lukla


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Route Map

Path of Pray:

Every now and then the path is lined with Mani stones which show the Buddhist Mantra "Om mani padme hum".

Here we are on our way from Namche Bazar to Thame.

En Suite:

Nearly every logde offers a hot shower, usually after applying in advance as the water has to be heated and refilled first.


The river Bhotekoshi has made its way through the rocks. Nature's power is appreciated by Buddhist drawings on the crags.


Thame is situated off the trodden paths. For us, too, it is a detour to visit the famous abbey which is built half way up the mountainside.


Thame View Lodge surprises the visitor with a comparably cultivated comfort.

Open doors:

The 350-year-old hall of pray at the abbey of Thame is open to guests, also during ceremonies.


The monks' houses lean against the mountain.

Biological Cycle:

Dried Yak droppings are used for the fire. They supply warmth in an effictive way.

Way back:

The Bhotekoshi valley is a calm place, as long as ignoring the waves.


This well sorted display is a must to stop for the walker.

Kitchen work:

Yet in early October the warm sun helps to dry the mashed potatoes.


Photo: Simon Niedermeier

Viewing back:

Bhotekoshi valley to the East with the village of Phurte.



The hospital at Kunde provides information about children's diseases.


Khumjung - a village at 3.800m - is equipped with electric street light completely. It makes a really surprising sight after sunset.

Going high:

On our walk from Khumjung to Phorte we constantly move at the height around 3.800m.

Buddhist sanctuaries are always passed clockwise. Doing it the wrong way will end in fatalities.

Pray and Peaks:

Mani stones in front of the heights of Thamserku.


Phortse is located attractively on a plain at 3.800m.

Behind the village the peaks of  Tawoche (6542m), Cholatse und Arakamtse are present (right to left).

Living high:

Phortse is guarded by the omnipresent Ama Dablam.


Premises are of ample size, though few plants grow in the garden at 3.800m.

Valley View:

Looking out from Phortse to the Southern valley of Dudh Koshi, in direction of Namche Bazar.

Not rare:

Edelweiss abounds along the route.

Village Walk:

Phortse invites the visitor to stroll along its paths before sunset.

Evening Spirit:

The peaks of Thamserku (6.618m) surrounded by late clouds.






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