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The Himalayas are home to the world's tallest mountain, Mt Everest, although this magnificent range includes many more peaks that are almost as tall. These mountains provide spectacular views either as a backdrop to the traditional villages or as a spectacle on their own. Here are a few as seen in Nepal.
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1. 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.
2. 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".
3. 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.
4. 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!
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Himalayas from Namobuddha. Namobuddha is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. Namobuddha is home to Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, and is located on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley, 40 kilometres south east of Kathmandu.
9. Himalayas under prayer flags from Namobuddha. Namobuddha is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. Namobuddha is home to Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, and is located on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley, 40 kilometres south east of Kathmandu. When the air and sky is clear, Namobuddha is also a great place to get views of the Himalayan mountains.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. The Himalayas from Kathmandu. On a clear day, the snow-capped Himalayas stretch for 180 degrees to the north of the city.
13. Ponkar Lake near Bhimtang, Nepal. Bhimtang was once an important centre on the trans-Himalayan salt route. Today is is the stopping off point on the Manasulu Circuit after the high pass of Larkya La is crossed. High above Bhimtang at almost 4000 metres is Ponkar Lake backed by the high mountains such as Himlung and Larkey Peak.
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