Nepal Oct - Dec 2005: Kanchenjunga and Gokyo Lakes

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Scary looking statue guarding Jannu

Dallas on his way home!

John somewhere on the Lumba Samba

Campsite on the Lumba Samba

Dayula and John finally make it to the top of the pass...

One of many gravity defying paths...

Nepalese path building at its best

Lush hillsides of the Arun Valley

Olanchangola

Marney stones at Olanchangola

Prayer wheels -how to be holy with minimum effort!

John disturbing lessons in Olanchangola

Keepa -a cheeky six year old who insisted on correcting the way I hold my pen!

He claims to be filming a flower...

Our campsite with views of Makalu

Packing up at Thodam

Dayula in the cloulds of the Arun Valley

Porters admire the view and our next destination!

The house of a lone local Maoist

Jamie amusing the locals

How many men does it take to put up one tent?

Our camp in the village of Changdam

John joins in the festivities at Changdam (the first of many Tumbas...)

The evening's entertainment at Changdam

Friendly sherpa woman at Changdam

A pram Nepalese style!

Blossom in the Arun Valley

No running accross these bridges...

Another scary bridge -note the repair job with sticks!

Back to civilisation! The town of Num where John treated the entire crew to Pepsi!

Cooking lunch looking over to Makalu

Men weaving chicken wire

You just can't keep Jamie and John from the bar...

Our porters choose the sensible way down to Khandbari!

Dayula and Merman outside our hotel in Kandbari

Marney stones in the Everest Region, on the way to Namche

One of many teastops on the way to Namche!

Paul and Nia relaxing in Monjo

Namche Bazaar

My first glimpse of Everest and Lhotse

More tea, admiring Ama Dablam...

Me on the way to Tengboche

Tengboche

Everest and Lhotse from my bedroom in Tengboche!

Tengboche Monastry

Porters on the way to Phortse -and I thought my pack was heavy!

Looking down the valley on the way to Gokyo

The second lake

Arrival at Gokyo (Gokyo Ri to the left)

Sunset Over Everest, Lhotse and Makalu from Gokyo Ri

Yaks on the way to the fourth lake

Me at the fourth (and noisiest!) lake

Me and the sauhni of the Kantega View

Lodge -my favourite lodge of the trek!

Ama Dablam and Everest from Syanboche

The streets of Namche Bazaar

The world's scariest runway at Lukla!

Me and Polly on way final night in Kathmandu