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Dole H= 4110m

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Nepal


A: Nepal Mong 3950m

di andrey air_man, 3.1 km di distanza

Nepal Mong 3950m

B: The village of Luza

di Arroz Marisco, 3.1 km di distanza

Just around the corner from Macchermo is the village of Luza. By this time a blanket of cloud has slo...

The village of Luza

C: Machermo village

di Teake van Popta, 3.8 km di distanza

Machermo village

D: The Village of Macchermo

di Arroz Marisco, 3.9 km di distanza

Macchermo is the only outpost equipped with a western clinic on the Dole-Gokyo trek. A few decent hos...

The Village of Macchermo

E: Phunki Drengka - the stop before Tengboche Monastry

di Arroz Marisco, 4.1 km di distanza

It was nightfall already and I hadn't quite made it to Tengboche Monastry yet - my original plan as I...

Phunki Drengka - the stop before Tengboche Monastry

F: Tengboche Monastry

di Arroz Marisco, 4.7 km di distanza

At 3867m Tengboche Monastry is one of the highest Buddhist monastry in the region. Flanked by the thu...

Tengboche Monastry

G: Dudh Koshi Valley from Tengboche

di Arroz Marisco, 4.8 km di distanza

I mistook the trail to the right on exit from the monastry at Tangboche as the trail to the village l...

Dudh Koshi Valley from Tengboche

H: The Twin Villages of Kunde & Khumjung, Himalayas

di Arroz Marisco, 5.5 km di distanza

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

The Twin Villages of Kunde & Khumjung, Himalayas

I: View of the Himalayas from Stupas above Pangboche

di Arroz Marisco, 5.5 km di distanza

There is an alternative steeper trail at the entrance to Pangboche that leads to a twin Stupas locate...

View of the Himalayas from Stupas above Pangboche

J: Chorten before the Village of Pangboche

di Arroz Marisco, 5.6 km di distanza

Pangboche is the first major settlement after the Monastry of Tengboche and is normally a convenient ...

Chorten before the Village of Pangboche

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Nepal

Questa è una vista generale di 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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