View of Thamserku at Bengar
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View of Thamserku at Bengar

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After Toktok, the trail climbs and again continues its course along the side of the Dudh Koshi Valley before dropping into the village of Bangar. This little plateau of sediments on which this village is built upon has enough fertile land to sustain a bit of farming. The only crops left at this time of the year seem to be a few tubers of Chinese Radish.

Thamserku (6341m) dominates the landscape here.

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A: Mini-Waterfall at Toktok

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After Tokok, the trail passes a small waterfall. As December is not the hiking season, this roadside ...

Mini-Waterfall at Toktok

B: View of Thamserku at Monjo

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After Benkar, the trail crosses Dudh Koshi again on a long sway bridge. after a short but rather stee...

View of Thamserku at Monjo

C: The Village of Toktok

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After Phakding, the trail soon touches down on this hamlet called Toktok. A village kid welcomes me h...

The Village of Toktok

D: Cultivated fields outside Monjo

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Taken just a short walk before the toll gate compound of the Sagarmatha National Park, the fields in ...

Cultivated fields outside Monjo

E: Entrance to the Everest - Monjo

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Monjo is the village where one pays the toll for doing the Everest Trek which at the time of writing ...

Entrance to the Everest - Monjo

F: Dudh Koshi after the Village of Phakding

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The walk from Lukla to Phakding is mostly a downhill one until one reaches the small village of Phakd...

Dudh Koshi after the Village of Phakding

G: The Suspension Bridge at Phakding

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The suspension bridge at Phakding is one of the longest on the Everest Trail. Khumbila (5761m) is rev...

The Suspension Bridge at Phakding

H: Following the ravine to Namche Bazaar

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After Monjo, the trail drops down sharply to the ravine where the glacial melts from the Everest syst...

Following the ravine to Namche Bazaar

I: Namche Steps Nepal

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Namche Steps Nepal

J: The Crossing before the Climb to Namche Bazaar

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There are quite a few suspension bridges to aid crossing Dudh Koshi after the village of Monjo. Here ...

The Crossing before the Climb to Namche Bazaar



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.