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Trekking the High Himalayas, Nepal.

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by Frogfish, Apr 21, 2017 at 07:13.

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  1. Frogfish

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    just back from Nepal. This has taken most of my attention for the past couple of months in planning and execution.

    Flew into Kathmandu and the next day up into the mountains - into Lukla, one of the three highest airports in the world and with a 400m runway set on the side of mountain which planes literally drop off !

    From there the true 2 week trek began. I was trekking the Gokyo Lakes and Renjo Pass (one of the 3 highest passes in world at over 5,400m - 17,000 ft+), climbing the equivalent of well over 200 floors per day.

    Luckily there were few other people on this trek ( sometimes seeing only one or two others per day) unlike the Everest Base Camp trek that follows the same course for ⅓ of the way. The EBC was like the London Underground, horrendous numbers of people but it's relatively an easier trek so great for those inexperienced but still looking for adventure and stunning views.

    A couple of shots below. I was wearing 3 layers on my head and hands, 4 on my feet and legs and 5 layers on my body. It was ca. -20C at the top of the pass (2nd shot). Great views of Everest are 90 degrees left of this shot. Will post later.

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