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The Chorten at Thame

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Perching on the hillside on the right is the monastry of Thame and down below the large house with a green corrugated iron roof is the hydroelectric plant that powers the entire region.

Partially covered in cloud, the Thamserku and Kangtega in the distance towers over Bhote Koshi valley below. Closer at home is the backside of Kongde Ri.

Thyangmoche is the name of the village behind.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Nepal

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A: On the Ridge at Thame

di Arroz Marisco, 460 metri di distanza

Standing on this ridge cutting the village of Thame into two halves, one gets the enormousness of the...

On the Ridge at Thame

B: Chorten before Phurte

di Arroz Marisco, 4.3 km di distanza

Phurte amounts to no more than a few cottages but sits quite prominently on the way from Namche Bazaa...

Chorten before Phurte

C: Bhote Koshi Valley Just After Marulung

di Arroz Marisco, 5.3 km di distanza

I took this picture just after the first major settlement on this salt trade route - Marulung, which ...

Bhote Koshi Valley Just After Marulung

D: Amphitheatre of the Himalayas

di Arroz Marisco, 5.7 km di distanza

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

E: The Twin Villages of Kunde & Khumjung, Himalayas

di Arroz Marisco, 6.1 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

F: Chorten on the Way to Khunde

di Arroz Marisco, 6.3 km di distanza

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

Chorten on the Way to Khunde

G: Namche Bazaar

di Arroz Marisco, 6.9 km di distanza

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

Namche Bazaar

H: Namche Bazar4

di andrey air_man, 7.1 km di distanza

Namche Bazar4

I: Nepal - Namche Army Post

di Ramon Fadli, 7.1 km di distanza

Nepal - Namche Army Post

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

di Arroz Marisco, 7.3 km di distanza

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

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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