Outtakes from Nepal

Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri

Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri

Daily Posts: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together.
This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you as we shelter in place.

May 15th, 2020

Yesterday, we completed the (re)post of my series about
trekking the Khumbu Valley to see Mount Everest in Nepal.

Today’s post includes outtakes from my trips in 2000 and 2005 that
didn’t fit the story but are some of my favorite photos nonetheless.

After such a long trek through the Himalayas, tomorrow we’ll fire up
the magic carpet and jet off for some weekend relaxation.

Until then,
Kelly

 

Into the abyss

Into the abyss

Another look at the slope of Lukla airstrip from the trail behind
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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

His first ever look through a camera, in Kathmandu
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Assistant Guide Buddharam

Assistant Guide Buddharam

Always in fashion, even on the trail
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Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam

A cool and breezy day with Ama Dablam behind us
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Dzopkyos

Dzopkyos

Heavy traffic on the trail
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Breathtaking

Breathtaking

Blowing into thin air
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Got meat?

Got meat?

Take-out on the trail
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Nice Pipes

Nice Pipes

Piping up to Namche Bazaar
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Everest Marathon

Everest Marathon

The Everest Marathon passes us by on our descent through the valley
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Everest Nap

Everest Nap

The relief of the descent finally sets in
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Sherpa loads

Sherpa loads

Baskets, tump lines and a carved wooden stick used by
Sherpas to sit and rest on the trail without unloading
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Yadav

Yadav

Portrait of a Sherpa
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Assistant Guide Buddharam

Assistant Guide Buddharam

So serious in front of the camera, so gentle behind it
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Valley View

Valley View

Just another view in the Himalayas
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The Khumbu Glacier

The Khumbu Glacier

In the pulverized rocky path of the lower Khumbu Glacier
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For scale

For scale

Young and fragile, standing among giants millions of years old
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Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery

One of my favorite photos from the whole trip for its
vintage quality and perspective from a neighboring mountain
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Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam

The mountain that watches over you for much of the trek
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Mani Stones

Mani Stones

Stacks and stacks of mani stones along this section of the trail
with a Buddhist mantra chiseled in small typography:
om mani padme ohm : praise to the jewel of the lotus flower
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Rhododendrons in bloom

Rhododendrons in bloom

Fiery red rhododendrons light up the trail
October, 2000
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Ngozumpa Glacier

Ngozumpa Glacier

In the neighboring valley below Cho Oyu, I sat here listening to the
ice crack under pressure and watching the earth shift ~ truly glacially slow!
October, 2000
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Prayer Flags on Gokyo Ri

Prayer Flags on Gokyo Ri

A spectacular reward for a very long hike up to Gokyo Ri
October, 2000
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Deboche

Deboche

Moonrise above Deboche
October, 2000
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Mount Everest and Nuptse

Mount Everest and Nuptse

The Khumbu icefall (left) below Everest and Nuptse
October, 2000
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Runaway!

Runaway!

From the window seat, one last look before
dropping off a cliff on the return flight to Kathmandu ~
Namasteeee!
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