Chorten on the Way to Khunde
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Chorten on the Way to Khunde

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This is the chorten above the little airstrip of Syangboche on the way to the village of Khunde.

The sacred mountain of Khumbila (5761m) is to the left of the chorten while Thamserku (6623m) is to the right.

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A: The Twin Villages of Kunde & Khumjung, Himalayas

por Arroz Marisco, 470 metros de distancia

On an outcrop of dark boulders straddling between the village of Khumjung (right) and kunde (left), t...

The Twin Villages of Kunde & Khumjung, Himalayas

B: Amphitheatre of the Himalayas

por Arroz Marisco, 940 metros de distancia

My last day at Namche Bazaar wasn't put to more sensible use - rest as most people would have done af...

Amphitheatre of the Himalayas

C: The Hotel with the Most Wonderful View - not quite the Everest View Hotel

por Arroz Marisco, a 1.0 km.

Without doubt this modest ho(s)tel boasts one of the best view in the world - situated above the now ...

The Hotel with the Most Wonderful View - not quite the Everest View Hotel

D: Namche Bazar

por andrey air_man, a 1.1 km.

Namche Bazar

E: Namche Bazar4

por andrey air_man, a 1.3 km.

Namche Bazar4

F: Nepal - Namche Army Post

por Ramon Fadli, a 1.3 km.

Nepal - Namche Army Post

G: Helicoptor Pad outside Everest View Hotel

por Arroz Marisco, a 1.4 km.

This is the helicoptor pad outside the famed Everest View Hotel where each room is equipped with an o...

Helicoptor Pad outside Everest View Hotel

H: Namche Bazar3

por andrey air_man, a 1.4 km.

Namche Bazar3

I: Namche Bazar2

por andrey air_man, a 1.4 km.

Namche Bazar2

J: Namche Bazaar

por Arroz Marisco, a 1.6 km.

This is the most important village in the whole of Khumbu Region of Nepal where one could find almost...

Namche Bazaar

Este panorama fue tomado en Nepal

Esta es una vista general de 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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