Trekking the Khumbu Photography

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The Khumbu region of Nepal is one of the countries most popular trekking regions with treks such as Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley being the highlights. Most people fly into Lukla and then pass through Namche Bazaar before branching off to other destinations. High in the Himalayas, there are stunning mountain vistas, often including Mt Everest, traditional Sherpa villages and many friendly people.

     
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1. Stupa at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is on the trail between Lukla and either Everest Base Camp, Gokyo or Island Peak. As such it is a tourist hub that is also the centre of Sherpa culture whilst also being a traditional place of trade.

2. Prayer wheel and the Himalayas. Namche Bazaar is on the trail between Lukla and either Everest Base Camp, Gokyo or Island Peak. As such it is a tourist hub that is also the centre of Sherpa culture whilst also being a traditional place of trade. High in Namche Bazaar is this large prayer wheel, here with Kongde Ri mountain as a backdrop.

3. Namche Bazaar street. Namche Bazaar is on the trail between Lukla and either Everest Base Camp, Gokyo or Island Peak. As such it is a tourist hub that is also the centre of Sherpa culture whilst also being a traditional place of trade.

4. Namche Bazaar with Kongde Ri behind. Namche Bazaar is on the trail between Lukla and either Everest Base Camp, Gokyo or Island Peak. As such it is a tourist hub that is also the centre of Sherpa culture whilst also being a traditional place of trade.

5. A donkey train in Lukla. Lukla is the stepping off point for trekking or mountaineering in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which includes Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. Lukla is also home to one of the most "notorious" airstrip in the world!

6. Lukla airport. Lukla is the stepping off point for trekking or mountaineering in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which includes Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. Lukla is also home to one of the most "notorious" airstrip in the world!

7. Mongla in Nepal's Khumbu region. Mongla or Mong La pass, at 3973 m, is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. With stunning mountain views it is an excellent stopping off point when trekking to Gokyo.

8. Tengboche monastery. Tengboche, or Thyangboche, in the Khumbu region of Nepal is known for the important Buddhist monastery located there. Also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, it is the largest gompa in the region. Located on a hilltop between the Dudh Kosi and Imja Khola rivers, there are good views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains from the village. It is on the way to Everest Base Camp when trekking from Namche Bazaar.

9. Mountains including Everest from Tengboche. Tengboche, or Thyangboche, in the Khumbu region of Nepal is known for the important Buddhist monastery located there. Also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, it is the largest gompa in the region. Located on a hilltop between the Dudh Kosi and Imja Khola rivers, there are good views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains from the village. It is on the way to Everest Base Camp when trekking from Namche Bazaar.

10. Yaks in Tengboche. Tengboche, or Thyangboche, in the Khumbu region of Nepal is known for the important Buddhist monastery located there. Also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, it is the largest gompa in the region. Located on a hilltop between the Dudh Kosi and Imja Khola rivers, there are good views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains from the village. It is on the way to Everest Base Camp when trekking from Namche Bazaar.

11. Cowbells at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is on the trail between Lukla and either Everest Base Camp, Gokyo or Island Peak. As such it is a tourist hub that is also the centre of Sherpa culture whilst also being a traditional place of trade.

12. Cowbells at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is on the trail between Lukla and either Everest Base Camp, Gokyo or Island Peak. As such it is a tourist hub that is also the centre of Sherpa culture whilst also being a traditional place of trade.

13. Pangboche monastery. Pangboche is a Sherpa village on the trekking route to Everest Base Camp. The oldest in the Khumbu region, the monastery or gompa in Pangboche is renowned for once being hole to a yeti scalp!

14. Stupa or chorten at Pangboche. Pangboche is a Sherpa village on the trekking route to Everest Base Camp. The oldest in the Khumbu region, the monastery or gompa in Pangboche is renowned for once being hole to a yeti scalp!

15. Pangboche with Ama Dablam and Everest in the background. Pangboche is a Sherpa village on the trekking route to Everest Base Camp. The oldest in the Khumbu region, the monastery or gompa in Pangboche is renowned for once being hole to a yeti scalp!

16. Stupa at Pangboche. Pangboche is a Sherpa village on the trekking route to Everest Base Camp. The oldest in the Khumbu region, the monastery or gompa in Pangboche is renowned for once being hole to a yeti scalp!

17. Pangboche monastery. Pangboche is a Sherpa village on the trekking route to Everest Base Camp. The oldest in the Khumbu region, the monastery or gompa in Pangboche is renowned for once being hole to a yeti scalp!

18. Phortse panorama. Phortse is a Sherpa farming village between the trekking routes to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes. The people grow very tasty potatoes and buckwheat, while the village is also home to lots of yaks,

19. Phortse village in the Winter. Phortse is a Sherpa farming village between the trekking routes to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes. The people grow very tasty potatoes and buckwheat, while the village is also home to lots of yaks,

20. Tree branch covered in ice. Phortse Thanga, at 368 metres, is a small village on the trekking routes to Gokyo Lakes. It is surround by rhododendron forests and is on the bank on the Dudh Koshi river. In Winter, the snow results in amazing patterns on the leaves and trees.

21. Tree branch covered in ice. Phortse Thanga, at 368 metres, is a small village on the trekking routes to Gokyo Lakes. It is surround by rhododendron forests and is on the bank on the Dudh Koshi river. In Winter, the snow results in amazing patterns on the leaves and trees.

22. Rhododendron forest in Winter near Phortse Thanga. Phortse Thanga, at 368 metres, is a small village on the trekking routes to Gokyo Lakes. It is surround by rhododendron forests and is on the bank on the Dudh Koshi river. In Winter, the snow results in amazing patterns on the leaves and trees.

23. Along the Dudh Koshi river in Phortse Thanga. Phortse Thanga, at 368 metres, is a small village on the trekking routes to Gokyo Lakes. It is surround by rhododendron forests and is on the bank on the Dudh Koshi river. In Winter, the snow results in amazing patterns on the leaves and trees.

24. Winter in Phortse Thanga. Phortse Thanga, at 368 metres, is a small village on the trekking routes to Gokyo Lakes. It is surround by rhododendron forests and is on the bank on the Dudh Koshi river. In Winter, the snow results in amazing patterns on the leaves and trees.

25. Winter in Phortse Thanga. Phortse Thanga, at 368 metres, is a small village on the trekking routes to Gokyo Lakes. It is surround by rhododendron forests and is on the bank on the Dudh Koshi river. In Winter, the snow results in amazing patterns on the leaves and trees.

26. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam from the Everest View Hotel. Just up above Namche Bazaar is the Everest View Hotel, reputed to be the world's highest hotel at 3880 metres. From the hotel there are spectacular views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The is a common hike for those spending the day acclimatising in Namche Bazaar.

27. Mani stones and Ama Dablam. Pangboche is a Sherpa village on the trekking route to Everest Base Camp. On the edge of Pangboche are piles of mani stones. These are stones carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant "Om mani padme hum".

28. Mani stones and Ama Dablam. Pangboche is a Sherpa village on the trekking route to Everest Base Camp. On the edge of Pangboche are piles of mani stones. These are stones carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant "Om mani padme hum".

29. Ama Dablam from between Phortse and Pangboche. Pangboche is a Sherpa village on the trekking route to Everest Base Camp. On the edge of Just outside of Phortse, on the way to Pangboche, is this pile of stones.

30. Stupa with prayer flags and the Himalayas in background. On the trail from Lukla towards Everest Base Camp are a number of stupas adorned with prater flags. In the background are the Himlayas includign Mt Everest.

31. Stupa with Himalayas in background. On the trail from Lukla towards Everest Base Camp are a number of stupas adorned with prater flags. In the background are the Himlayas includign Mt Everest.

32. Stupa with Mt Everest in the background. On the trail from Lukla towards Everest Base Camp are a number of stupas adorned with prater flags. In the background are the Himlayas includign Mt Everest.

33. Prayer flags against a mani stone. Monjo is a small village located between Lukla and Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region of Nepal. On the main trail to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, the trail through it is busy with trekkers, porters and donkeys carrying goods higher up. These prayer flags and mani stone are in Monjo.

34. Donkey carrying goods. Monjo is a small village located between Lukla and Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region of Nepal. On the main trail to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, the trail through it is busy with trekkers, porters and donkeys carrying goods higher up. Here a donkey passes through a wooden arch across the trail in Monjo.

35. Nepali teahouse. When trekking in Nepal, teahouses are the most common accommodation option. Most have twin bedrooms where a sleeping bag is used and shared bathrooms.

36. Prayer flags on a Nepali bridge. The Dudh Koshi River gouged the valley that trekkers follow from Lukla until they begin the steep ascent up to Namche Bazaar. This trail meanders through villages, up and down the mountainsides and crosses the river via wire suspension bridges such as this one just before the steep climb up to Namche.

37. On the trail between Lukla and Namche Bazaar. The Dudh Koshi River gouged the valley that trekkers follow from Lukla until they begin the steep ascent up to Namche Bazaar. This trail meanders through villages, up and down the mountainsides and crosses the river via wire suspension bridges.

38. View of the Himalayas near Benkar. The Dudh Koshi River gouged the valley that trekkers follow from Lukla until they begin the steep ascent up to Namche Bazaar. Along the way are many stunning views of the Himalaya including this one near Benkar.

39. Dudh Koshi River between Lukla and Monjo. The Dudh Koshi River gouged the valley that trekkers follow from Lukla until they begin the steep ascent up to Namche Bazaar.

40. Mountain view leaving Phortse. The Khumbu region of Nepal has innumerable spectacular mountain views such as this one seen when leaving Phortse.

41. Porters carrying timber. With no roads in the Khumbu region of Nepal, all goods are carried from the road end or airport by donkeys, yaks or human porters. As porters are paid per kilogram they may carry loads up to 60 kilograms. These porters are near Debouche.

42. Mani stones in Ghat village. Ghat is a small village between Lukla and Phakding, in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Trekkers who fly into Lukla, pass through on their first day of trekking. It is known for the many mani stones and a prayer wheel located there. Mani stones have mantra or prayers carved on them, often in Tibetan script. Many have the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum.

43. Mani stone detail. Ghat is a small village between Lukla and Phakding, in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Trekkers who fly into Lukla, pass through on their first day of trekking. It is known for the many mani stones and a prayer wheel located there. Mani stones have mantra or prayers carved on them, often in Tibetan script. Many have the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum.

44. Mani stones in the Khumbu. Ghat is a small village between Lukla and Phakding, in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Trekkers who fly into Lukla, pass through on their first day of trekking. It is known for the many mani stones and a prayer wheel located there. Mani stones have mantra or prayers carved on them, often in Tibetan script. Many have the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum.

45. Chickens in a village shop. Ghat is a small village between Lukla and Phakding, in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Trekkers who fly into Lukla, pass through on their first day of trekking. It is known for the many mani stones and a prayer wheel located there. Mani stones have mantra or prayers carved on them, often in Tibetan script. Many have the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum.

46. Himalayas including Mt Everest from Namche Bazaar. The Khumbu region of Nepal has innumerable spectacular mountain views such as this one from Namche Bazaar. The mountains visible include Mt Everest.

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