These are a few photos from the five treks in the Nepalese Himalayas that I’ve taken since 1988. The beauty of the mountains and the variety of the terrain are unsurpassed anywhere in the world. Most of these were camping treks. I write about the ones that took place after 2006 on my blog, and will add more photos as future adventures unfold. The treks in Sikkim, Tanzania, and Ladakh are in separate albums.
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Flag over the Himalaya
Mani wall, Everest Base Camp trek
Putti, our cook
Yaks along the way
Cold night in Pheriche, 14,340 ft.
Passang, out new guide & porter
Headed for Everest Base Camp
Ama Dablam, en route Everest Base Camp
Headed for Gorak Shep in the March snow, Everest Base Camp trek
It won’t be long now!
Gorak Shep, circa 1988
Khumba ice fields
On top of Kala Pattar, 18,514 ft.
Typical entrance to a mountain village
More mani walls
Woman in the mountains
Landscape in Annapurna Circuit
The long and winding road, Annapurna Circuit
Marpha, a village on the trek. Notice storage of wood.
Trail detour, Annappurna trek
Kalu, our guide, Annapurna trek
Boy met on the trail…going to school
The walk to school
Carrying food for the animals in the mountains
Machapuchare from Poon Hill, Annapurna trek
Hurray…we made it to Poon Hill, Annapurna trek
The other view from Poon Hill
Terraces everywhere at lower altitudes
Atop Thorong La, 17,769 ft.. at sunrise, the Annapurna trek. this is the highest mountain pass in the world!
Nepalese children on the Kangchenjunga trek
Children showed me their home
Jannu Glacier, Kangchenjunga trek
Trail after a rock slide, Kangchenjunga
Chortens to honor the dead
Ama Yanri, sacred mountain, Yolmo/ Helamu
Going through a village on the Langtang trek
Sunrise, Langtang range