25 July 2009

Everest Region December 2003 - Day 18

Khumjung to Phakding

You can see a slideshow of my best pics from Everest on flickr.
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We hurtled into - well, skated into - Namche, but not before stopping at Everest View again (Glen had missed it on the way up). Nabin took the best family snap of the holiday. With Taboche and 5610, Everest/Chomolungma and Lhotse pretending to be volcanoes, Ama Dablam and Tengboche monastery (not visible) behind Glen, we award Nabin with “Best of the 1000”!

Family portrait #5


A baby dzho - a cross between a yak and a cow, on the snow just entering Namche.

The boys literally skated all the way down from Namche to the Dudh Koshi river (and part of the way back up the other side, too!). By now the snow had had several days of thawing and refreezing overnight, rendering the whole track as a skating rink.

On this day particularly we noticed many Khumbu kids having snowball fights, skiing down slopes on pieces of wood tied to their feet, luging down on sheets of plastic, skating on their shoes, and generally having a fantastic time.

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As seen on Andrew Purdam's Bushwalking Treasure Box blog.

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