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Amphitheatre of the Himalayas
Nepal

My last day at Namche Bazaar wasn't put to more sensible use - rest as most people would have done after a long hike to and from the Everest. Instead I decided to wander around and after much exploring stumbled upon this spot on a ridge overlooking the three valleys below with magnificent view all around - in fact the best spot for a taste of the Himalayas without getting down to much hiking.

The twin villages of khumjung, kunde as well as Thame a good 90 minutes' walk away could all be seen here. The valley that holds a string of little settlements from Lukla to Namche Bazaar is right in front. To the left is the valley going all the way to Chukhung. To the right is the valley to Thame. Mountain-wise, behind is the 5761m high sacred khumbi Yui Lha, and from left to right are:

Taboche (6542m)

Mt Everest (8848m)

Nuptse (7861m)

Lhotse (8516m)

Ama Dablam (6814m)

Makalu (?) (8481m)

Malanphulah (6673m)

Kangtega (6782m)

Thamserku (6623m)

Kongde Ri (6187m)

As well as a few other magnificent peaks that I haven't a clue to their names.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
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Caricate: 11/08/2011
Aggiornato: 11/06/2014
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Tags: khumjung; kunde; namche bazaar; khumbi yui lha; everest; nuptse; ama dablam; malanphulah; kangtega; thamserku; kongde ri; thame
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