Departing Yak Caravan at Lobuche
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Departing Yak Caravan at Lobuche

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A departing caravan of yaks carrying essentials for a returning expedition to the Everest Base Camp begins to make its way down to the more habitable Periche.

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A: Lobuche 4910m

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Lobuche 4910m

C: En route to Lobuche

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After the pass at Dughla, the trail follows along the lateral moraine of the mighty Khumbu glacier. L...

En route to Lobuche

D: Memorials at Dughla Pass

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The stupas here at Chukpilhara just to the immediate left of Dughla(Thokla) Pass(4830m) commemorates ...

Memorials  at Dughla Pass

E: The debris-covered Changri Glaciers on the way to Gorak Shep

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What looks like a plateau covered with tundra vegetation with large boulders here and there is actual...

The debris-covered Changri Glaciers on the way to Gorak Shep

F: Cholatse Lake

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Cholatse lake is more or less frozen by mid-Dec. Here the view is taken en route between Lobuche and ...

Cholatse Lake

G: Memorial of Scott Fischer at Lobuche

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This is the chorten commemorating the 1996 Everest disaster that took the lives of 5 climbers from th...

Memorial of Scott Fischer at Lobuche

H: The Imposing Taboche on the Way to Dughla

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The stretch of the trail from Dingboche to Dughla is dominated by the towering Taboche (6542m), here ...

The Imposing Taboche on the Way to Dughla

I: Between Lobuche and Gorak Shep

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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: Gorak Shep 5140m kafe

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Gorak Shep 5140m kafe



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.