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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 - Chukhung - Chukhung Ri - Island Peak Base Camp
6. Island Peak
7. Island Peak Base Camp (5150m) - Tengboche - Lukla (2800m)


Photo Gallery: click on any photo

Route Map

Way Home:

The summiters have left the Island Peak Base Camp and are moving back to Chukhung, which is reached at lunch time in spite of a late wake up.

Forced Rest:

Nobody can pass this view without taking a rest. Lhotse South Wall, a vertical of 3000m.

As Usual:

It's Ama Dablam again.


Perpetual ice between Ama Dablam and Amphu.

Red Sky At Night:

In the afternoon we continue to  Dingboche and this is our late view of Nutpse.


Again we are staying at Snow Lion Lodge in Dingboche.




Photos below:
Experiences en-route,
left Western Toilet,
right Bio Toilet.

(by Martin Fuchsschwanz
and Simon Niedermeier)



We cross the icy torrent, which makes its way down from the valley of Pheriche, and walk on to  Pengboche.


As often is the case the descent is followed by another ascent. We are heading for the mountain village of Orsho.


Even in a hillside situation like Orsho every chance is realised to cultivate the land.

Meat Transport:

Provisions are aging in the sun.

Traditional And Modern:

The new bridge construction looks reassuringly solid.



The Sherpas know the worth of their yaks very well.


The Yaks cannot always be trusted and walkers should avoid to block their way. It is recommended to step to the hillside to let them pass otherwise they might send you downwards.

Abbey Gate:

Tengboche is the most important abbey of the Khumbu district. This is mainly caused by its prominent situation on a high plain at 3867m, right at the main route from  Namche Bazar to Everest Base Camp.


Decoration at the top of the gate.

The cloister was founded rather late in 1916 and already had to face to catastrophies. 1934 it was damaged by an earthquake and 1989 a fire destroyed it completely. It had to be built entirely new and was re-opened in 1993.

Hall Of Pray:

Twice daily the 60 monks meet for meditation and pray. Doors are open to tourists as well. During the 5 months of the tourist season around 30000 visitors pop in.

Prayer Wheels:

There are different versions, manual ones like in the picture and - more economical - water driven.

Abbey View:

Behind the South Wall of Nutpse and Lhotse the very top of Everest can be spotted.


website: Tengboche Abbey

Hillary Bridge:

On the way back it is again great fun to cross the airy bridge, as long as it is not windy.

Valley Walk:

At 3000m we are happy to have the forest around us again.

Nearly Done:

A very long stage - from Dewoche via Namche to Monjo - is finished.

The Finish:

The new High Street of Monjo makes the start of our very last stage to Lukla.


The porters' method is obvious: Walk briskly and take rests frequently. To support the load carved sticks are used.

Making Gifts:

Highly sensible people prefer to distribute tooth brushs. Well, one should not give away sweets to the children, but toys and slides are perfectly okay.

Fog On The Roof:

The early sun evaporates the night's dampness.

Toll Post:

Just before Lukla a toll is charged  (10/2006, should be gone now). The Maoists are friendly and don't averse to being photographed. We could not make out where their enemies hid.


We are arriving at Lukla, the airport village.

Downtown Lukla:

The heros' arrival.


Traditionally the tour end is celebrated with a party which is enjoyed not only by the tourists.

Yeti Airlines:

In a few moments we will be rushing down the airstrip and back to Kathmandu after 40 minutes.




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