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Kala Pattar 2

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A: Everest View from Kala Patthar Southern Ridge, Nepal

Af Arroz Marisco, 350 meter væk

Taken from the Southern ridge of Kala Patthar, Mt Everest(8848m)- that distinct pyramid of brown gran...

Everest View from Kala Patthar Southern Ridge, Nepal

B: Everest View, Kala Patthar Northern Ridge

Af Arroz Marisco, 580 meter væk

Kala Patthar, a shoulder adjoining Pumonri (7161m) is a popular place to see Mt Everest. To the left ...

Everest View, Kala Patthar Northern Ridge

C: Kala Patthar

Af Peter Hamel, 630 meter væk

Kala Patthar

D: Gorak Shep

Af Arroz Marisco, 780 meter væk

This is the launching pad for the slog up to Kala Patthar for most trekkers hopping to get a glimpse ...

Gorak Shep

E: Gorak Shep 5140m

Af andrey air_man, 790 meter væk

Gorak Shep 5140m

F: Kala Patthar Sunrise

Af Arroz Marisco, 830 meter væk

Late sunrise over at Kala Patthar proper - the view is a bit more restricted comparing to the souther...

Kala Patthar Sunrise

G: Gorak Shep 5140m kafe

Af andrey air_man, 890 meter væk

Gorak Shep 5140m kafe

H: Kala Pattar all

Af andrey air_man, 1.1 km væk

Kala Pattar all

I: Between Lobuche and Gorak Shep

Af Arroz Marisco, 1.2 km væk

The hike between Lobuche and Gorak Shep is quite tedious as the trail climbs up and down several time...

Between Lobuche and Gorak Shep

J: Kala Pattar

Af andrey air_man, 1.2 km væk

Kala Pattar

Dette panorama blev taget i Nepal

Dette er et overblik over Nepal

Nepal lies between India and China and it contains Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. The Himalayas here are pretty rugged terrain.

The first civilizations here date to 600 BC in the Kathmandu valley, where the capital is now located. According to Buddhist tenets, the Buddha was born here in 563 BC, incarnating as Prince Siddhartha Gautama and leading the world to enlightenment through liberation from suffering. Many small temples and shrines like this one exist for Buddhists to stop and offer prayers.

Early support of Buddhism gradually gave way to Hinduism and today Nepal is the world's only Hindu monarchy. The kingdom of Nepal was united in 1768 by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who fled the Moghul invasions of India. Soon after that there was a period of conflict with the British East India Company leading to a treaty recognizing the independence of Nepal -- in 1923!

After WWII Nepal was ruled by monarchy but it arrived at the 1990's split by an official ban on political parties. Intense protest by the pro-democracy movement and the Maoist guerrilla Communist movement led to free elections in 1991, only to be followed by violence between the Nepalese government and Maoist guerillas.

Since the turn of the millennium there have been several important steps taken in the peace process, including a new Constitution for Nepal and a cease fire agreement with the rebels. A compromise government was achieved whereby a Maoist was elected prime minister without his taking control of the armed forces of the country.

At the time of this writing it has been one week since the compromise government has collapsed. We offer our hopes that the citizens and government of this beautiful country will come to a peaceful agreement soon.

Text by Steve Smith.

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