0 Likes

Dudh Koshi after the Village of Phakding
Nepal

The walk from Lukla to Phakding is mostly a downhill one until one reaches the small village of Phakding where the trail starts to climb , though only very moderately.

Phakding is no more than a collection of a few hostels and is a convenient place to  break for lunch and a bottle of ice-cold beer over the fast-flowing Dudh Koshi below.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Uploaded: 17/10/2011
Actualizat: 11/06/2014
Vizualizari:

...


Tags: lukla; phakding; dudh koshi; everest; himalayas; khumbu; nepal
comments powered by Disqus

Arroz Marisco
The Suspension Bridge at Phakding
Arroz Marisco
The Village of Toktok
Arroz Marisco
Mini-Waterfall at Toktok
Arroz Marisco
Dudh Koshi at Chhuthawa
Arroz Marisco
View of Thamserku at Bengar
Arroz Marisco
View of Thamserku at Monjo
Arroz Marisco
The Hostel before Nurning
Arroz Marisco
Cultivated fields outside Monjo
Arroz Marisco
Entrance to the Everest - Monjo
Arroz Marisco
Following the ravine to Namche Bazaar
David du Plessis
Namche Steps Nepal
Arroz Marisco
The Crossing before the Climb to Namche Bazaar
Lee Casalena
Forest Scene
Martin Hertel
Tower Bridge
Andrea Biffi
Presepe Vivente di Sora - Val Cavargna
Lee Casalena
Yosemite River
Willy Kaemena
Snow on Market Square
Martin Hertel
Uhuru Peak
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Phra Maha Chedi Group, Wat Pho, Bangkok
Emile Duijker
Oosterpoort at night
Michael Pop
The bells of the fortress-tower in Slimnic
Deineko Daryna
Ai-Petri Crimea Ukraine
jacky cheng
Kaifeng - Hanlin Garden (Hanlin Palace)
Martin Hertel
Dog TV
Arroz Marisco
Bridal Veil Fall
Arroz Marisco
First Gimpse of Nevado Tucarhuay
Arroz Marisco
Gully Behind Western Face of Ausangate
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Verde
Arroz Marisco
San Antonio Pass, Huayhuash Circuit
Arroz Marisco
On the Ridge above Imja Tsho
Arroz Marisco
The Pre-Incan Fortress of Tilcara
Arroz Marisco
The Lone Family at Huilla
Arroz Marisco
View of Laguna Ausangate after Apachata Pass
Arroz Marisco
St. Frances Church, Panajachel
Arroz Marisco
Mayan Temple Complex Q at Tikal
Arroz Marisco
World's largest Collection of Dinosaur Foot Tracks, Cretaceous Park, Bolivia
More About 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.