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Khumbu – Nepal

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Kathmandu to Lukla Flight experience is perfect way to enter khumbu region, Nepal. Although some trekkers start trekking from Jiri, instead of taking flight to Lukla, This small plane and unique landing at Lukla airport runway are always special.

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Inside view of the flight. Passengers are busy to take photos of this unique experience.

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Typical Sherpa kitchen of lodge at village Phakdim. Trekkers are sitting near fire and waiting for food to be cooked.

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View of  Namche bazar at sunrise which is sherpa capital of khumbu region. Most trekkers take a rest day here while going up for acclimatization purpose. Kwande peak is getting first sunlight of the day.

 

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Lot of buddhist mani stones are visible along the trail. Namche Bazar is at background.

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Prayer flags are also very common in khumbu region.

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A flight is landing at small air strip at syangboche above Namche bazar. Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru are the mountains behind.

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Prayer wheels at famous Tengboche monastery.

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Young monks in front of  Tengboche monastery.

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A girl is finishing her prayer at monastery.

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Some times trails get really busy with large groups. This is the trail to Dingboche from Tengboche. Ama dablam dominates the eastern sky.

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At high altitude, there are still some internet connection, like Sherpa Cyber cafe at Dingboche. Owner is working hard to fix the connection problem.

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Dingboche village. Life is not easy here, even childrens do lot of physical labor.

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ery windy trail to Chhukhung from dingboche.  One of most popular peak , island peak is visible at distance.

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Yaks are also very common along the trail.  North face of Ama dablam looks great from chukhung.

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Majestic view of Ama dablam from the trail above Pheriche.

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Recently cell phone service providers in Nepal set up a cell phone tower at Gorakshep, last lodge area before Everest base camp.Local boy from lebuche is trying to get signal in his cell phone.

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Early morning trekker at trail near Lebuche.

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There are lot of memorials along the trail who lost their life in the mountains.

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Lakpa is crossing moraines of khumbu glacier just before gorakshep.

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Snowy morning at top of kalapattar.  View of mount everest is just breathtaking from here.

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Lakpa is getting treatment for her AMS condition and Jen is discussing with doctor at medical center. Pheriche.

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Old men at Pangboche monastery which is oldest monastery in this region and currently under renovation.

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View of gokyo lake , even from the dining room of the lodge is just awesome.

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2 hours of effort before sunrise to reach top of Gokyo Ri seems very less when you will be rewarded with this view.

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and who will not be happy? :)

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Massive ngozumba Glacier along the trail to Cho oyu base camp.

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Gokyo Fifth Lake.

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Covered with snow , Cho oyu looks amazing in early morning light.

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Tourists are waiting anxiously at lukla airport to get flights on time.

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Finally to Kathamandu. Just before landing to trivuban international Airport.

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