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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 - Thame - Syangboche - Kunde - Khumjung - Phortse
3. Phortse - Pheriche - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep
4. Gorak Shep  - Kala Pattar - Dingboche
5. Dingboche (4350m) - Chukhung - Chukhung Ri (5546m) - Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)
6. Island Peak
7. Island Peak Base Camp - Tengboche - Lukla


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In Dingboche at 4400m barley is being harvested.

Photo: Simon Niedermeier


You will never see people standing around killing the time. There is always some work to be done.

Photo: Simon Niedermeier

Further Upwards:

Our next stage leads us to the West from Dingboche to Chukhung,  4600m.





Photos below:
Our porters are young, happy and strong.

Luggage Transport:

The teenage porters carry the bags of two clients, 13 kg each, and their own belongings.

Peak Bagging:

After lunch at Chukhung lodge we make our way to the next top, Chukhung Ri at 5546m. It is a strenous afternoon climb of 950 meters of height difference.

Feeling High:

The view from the top is somewhat limited today but nevertheless it is not easy for us to leave.

Descending Ridge:

Chukhung Ri is a technically easy hill walk, however one should stay concentrated when balancing on the loose scree.

Sudden Appearances:

Every now and then snowy peaks can be spotted above the clouds.

Windy Corner:

As you might guess this is Ama Dablam again. It doesn't look really comfy up there now.

Thicker Air:

On the descent to Chukhung breathing gets easier with every step.


Chukhung, too, is just a small settlement of lodges.


Clear View:

Some days later we can see our mountain free of couds. The perspective is misleading: The highest peak of Chukhung Ri is the dark brown top to the very left of the ridge. The ascent path reaches the col and turns right onto the ridge.

The background is dominated by the South wall of Nuptse.

Desert Ground:

Once again the view to Chukhung Ri by a wider angle.

Twin Room:

Room No. 1 in the lodge of Chukhung.

Target of Dreams:

Will we make it up there?
Island Peak, 6189m.


The path to Island Peak Base Camp is worth the effort, even if you don't intend to climb the mountain.

Camp Site:

Island Peak is the most popular trekking peak of the Khumbu district.

However "trekking" doesn't mean that is just a walk up to the top, but states that the mountain can be done without a classic expedition.

The Base Camp at 5150m is rather busy and at times becomes the size of a village of tents. All visitors have to get along with only two toilet facilities.

Cooking Tent:

We have booked a somewhat comfortable way of camping. Our cooking team has already built up the social tents and welcomes us with a 3-Course-Lunch.

Dining Room:

A spacious tent invites us for supper.


By simple methods delicious meals are produced.


Having supper the band appears slightly off-colour.

In the afternoon we practised the use of a Jumar and abseiling. We will need it tomorrow.

Evening Atmosphere:

Staying at the Base Camp it is always worth to leave the tent for the view before falling asleep.



Photo: Martin Fuchsschwanz


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