Nepal trip

October/November 2005

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The story behind the trip.

As a part of my dad's 60th birthday present (click here to see the other part of the present), I gave him a trip anywhere he wanted to go in the world with me and my sister.  After careful consideration he chose the Everest region of Nepal!  Actually I just paid for the "tour", my dad cashed in his airline miles to get me, my sister and himself over to Nepal - so it is questionable as to who took whom on the trip.

I would again like to thank Elaine, my mom, Carol, Maribeth and Margaret for watching Sierra and Cooper during my month long absence. 

Click here to view our itinerary (Adobe Acrobat document - 216kb .pdf file ).

Although I'm not one to go on guided tours, my dad had requested that we use guides as a part of this trip.  My dad's insistence turned out to be a great fortune as Naresh (of Aasahi Nepal Journey (P) Ltd.), Pemba (of Himalayan Sherpa Nepal) and Dawa made the Nepali culture come to life in ways we would have not understood without their thoughtful (and patient) explanations.  Inviting us into their homes, meeting their families, and listening to their cultural insights made the difference between merely visiting a place and experiencing a different culture.

One of these days I may include my trip log as a part of this page, but I'm not inclined to do so right now.  Suffice to say that we all had a great time visiting with Naresh and Pemba as well as the temples in Kathmandu, Trekking for 22 days with Dawa, Nawang and Frua, and seeing the temples in Ayuthaya Thailand.

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Dad

Enjoying a 3rd class train in Thailand

Molly

Enjoying the sunshine

Jake

Enjoying a "walk in the woods"

Group photo

Guides - porters - us

Airplane view of Mt. Everest

On the flight into Kathmandu

Patan district of Kathmandu

Temples

Soldier in Patan

Keeping the peace

Swayanabath

Buddhist stupa in Kathmandu

Swayanabath

"Monkey temple"

Map

Our trekking route

Arriving in Lukla

Starting our trek

Lukla air field

1/4 mile long runway

Phakding

First nights destination on the trek

National Park entrance

Porters

Porter loads

Porter load

Full of beer and Ramen noodles. What more does one need?

Trail

Dudh Kosi

Namche Bazar

Saturday market

Namche Bazar

Saturday Market

Namche Bazar

Butcher

Namche Bazar

Above Namche Bazar

Looking down towards Phakding

Molly

Hiking above Namche Bazar

Making gravel

The "old fashioned way", with a hammer.

Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam

View from Namche Bazar

Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam

View from the Everest View Hotel. (Above Namche and Khumjung)

Mt. Everest

View from the Everest View Hotel. (Above Namche and Khumjung)

Ama Dablam 22,487 feet tall

View from Khumjung. Note trail leading up to Tengboche.

Khumjung

Ama Dablam to left

Kengtege Peak

Tengboche monastery

12,693 feet above sea level

Tengboche monks

Prayer wheels

Tengboche

Mt. Everest and Lhotse

View from Tengboche

Mt. Everest

View from Tengboche

Tengboche

Ama Dablam

22,487 feet tall

Trail view

Mani stones

Mani stones

Mani Stones

Dad

With a mani stone and Lhotse

Dingboche

Lhotse with Island Peak

Farmers

Dingboche

Farmer

Tilling a field the "old fashioned way"

Drying potatos

Storing potoato

Ama Dablam

View from Dingboche

Malanphulan

View from Dingboche

Ama Dablam lake

Panorama

View from Ama Dablam lakes above Dingboche

Tawachee and Cholatse

Jake enjoying the view from Ama Dablam lakes above Dingboche

Island Peak

View from Ama Dablam lakes above Dingboche

Makalu

27,755 feet tall (5th tallest mountain in the world). View from Ama Dablam lakes above Dingboche

Unnamed Peak

View from Ama Dablam lakes above Dingboche

Trail view

House with Tawachee towering above. View from above Pheriche.

Trail view

Khombu - Cholatse valley

Trail view

Pheriche (town)

Trail view

Above Duglha

Pumori (left) and Nuptse (right)

View from above Duglha

Jake

Resting in Loboche

Nuptse

25,843 feet tall

Kala Pattar with Pumori above

Trail view

Looking down the Khombu glacier from Kala Pattar

Pumori

25,435 feet tall. View on the hike up Kala Pattar

Panorama

Taken from Kala Pattar

Another panorama

Bigger field of vision. Taken from Kala Pattar

Dad and Jake

With Mt. Everest towering over us. Taken from Kala Pattar

Nawang and Dawa

Our wonderful guides. Taken from Kala Pattar

Ama Dablam

Taken from Kala Pattar

Everest Base Camp

Note the crashed helicopters (2). Taken from Kala Pattar

Khombu Ice falls

Taken from Kala Pattar

Mt. Everest and Nuptse

Taken from Kala Pattar

Mt. Everest

29,028 feet tall

Chukkung Ri

With Nuptse above

Chukkung Ri

Note hikers in red

Panorama

Taken from Chukkung Ri

Ama Dablam lakes and Dingboche

Taken from Chukkung Ri

Makalu

(5th highest mountain in the world). Taken from Chukkung Ri

Ama Dablam

Taken from Chukkung Ri

Distant mountains

Taken from Chukkung Ri

Jake

Chukkung Ri

Molly

Flying a kite on Chukkung Ri. Ama Dablam in the background

Nawang and Frua

Flying a kite on Chukkung Ri. Lhotse in the background.

Trail down to Chukkung

Taken on Chukkung Ri

Molly

Taking a break

Trail view

Hiking to Island Peak

Island Peak Base Camp

Our Cooks

Island Peak Base Camp

Lhotse

With winds howling on the ridge. Taken below Island Peak Base Camp.

Jake, Dad and Molly

Above Chukkung

Yaks

Yaks and Tibetan trader

Baby carrier

House

House with no chimney

Trail view

Farm field

Trail view

Jake juggling

Trail view

Gambling

Yum-yum

Yak steak

Kids dancing

Molly

In a guest house

Dining room in guest house

Note yak dung burning stove

Flowers

In the dining room of a nice guest house

Yak

Beast of burden

Beasts of burden

Beasts of burden

Trail side hazard

Yak dung

Drying yak dung

Stacked yak dung

To be used as heating feul

Suspension bridge

Suspension bridge

Suspension bridge

Bridge

Dad

With a suspension bridge

Dad

In a tree

Jake and Dad

With Everest and Lhotse in the background

Fall colors

Flowers

Russian helicopter

Bhaktapur district of Kathmandu

Temple

Bhaktapur

Temple

Bhaktapur

Carved wooden window

Bhaktapur

Shiva

Bhaktapur

Delivery truck

Bhaktapur

Taxi cab view

Kathmandu

Cremation

Pashupati temple, Kathmandu

Thamel district of Kathmandu

Airplane view

Kathmandu

Ayuthaya Thailand

Temple

Dad and Molly in a tuk tuk

Ayuthaya Thailand

Temple

Ayuthaya Thailand

Temple

Ayuthaya Thailand

Buddha

Ayuthaya Thailand

Buddha head in tree roots

Ayuthaya Thailand

Temples

Ayuthaya Thailand

Tuk tuk driver, Jake and Molly

Ayuthaya Thailand

Flowers

Thailand

 

If you just can't get enough of the Nepal and Thailand photos, there are more at the links below.  Included in the basic directory files are most of the photos that were taken by my dad, sister and I on our trip.

Nepal (my photos)

Nepal/Thailand (my dad's photos)

New! Nepal/Thailand (my dad's digital camera photos - he finally got around to pulling the files off of his memory cards)

Nepal/Thailand (Molly's photos)

Thailand (my photos)

 

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