Trekking to Mt. Everest Base-Camp and Kala Patthar

In late October 2011 my wife and I went for trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar in Nepal.

Camera: Leica M3 with Voigtlander 28/F3.5 Color Skopar on Fuji Superia Reala 200, with two exceptions (Samsung EX1).

Tiny Lukla airport (2840m)

Mei looks optimistic (Cheplung, 2630m)

Yaks are loaded for the trek up (near Cheplung, 2660m)

First night: Hotel Waterfall, Bengkar (2630m)

Near Monjo (2835m)

Our Guide Kaji (left) and his son (right), near Larja Dobhan (2830m)

Namche (3350m), in background: Thamserku (6680m)

View from Namche to Tengboche, background: Nuptse (left, 7864m), Pokalde (center, 5693m), Ama Dablam (right, 6814m). Behind Pokalde, the top of Lhotse (8516m) is visible.

Toward Tengboche. Between Pokalde and Ama Dablam, a part of Island Peak is visible (white, 6189m)

Toward Tengboche, in background: Ama Dablam

Steep slopes through forests, on the trail to Tengboche

Tengboche (3860m)

Trees of high altitude forests, infested with Tillandsia (near Deboche, 3750m)

View back to Tengboche, in background: Tartikha (6186m)

Pangboche (3970m), in background: Ama Dablam

On the trail to Ama Dablam. Climbers on the summit are visible through the binocular

Ama Dablam Base Camp (4590m)

On the trail to Dingboche: Poor weather

Dingboche under snow (4310m)

In Dingboche, background: Lhotse and Lhotse Shar (8516m, 8382m)

On the trail to Thokla

On the trail to Thokla, background: Tabuche Peak (6495m) and Cholatse (6335m)

Thokla Pass (4840m) , looking back to Dingboche, in background: Ama Dablam (left), Kangtega (right, 6783m)

Trail to Lobuche, in background: Pumori (7165m)

Lobuche (4930m), in background: Nuptse

At nightfall

Trail to Gorak Shep, background: Nuptse

The Pyramid, an Italian research station (5000m), in background: Pumori

On the trail to Gorak Shep

Above Gorak Shep (5160m), in background (right: Changtse, 7550m)

Trail to Everest Base Camp

Trail to Everest Base Camp, with Nuptse

Trail to Everest Base Camp

Near Everest Base Camp. To the right of the center, the top of Everest is visible (background, 8550m)

Everest Base Camp (5280m)

Everest Base Camp, in background: Trail up to Camp 1 (left, along the glacier), Nuptse (right). Photo: Samsung EX1

Trail back to Gorak Shep along the Khumbu glacier

Above Gorak Shep, in background (right: Thamserku)

In early morning the climb up to Kala Patthar. Background: Pumori

In background the top of Mt. Everest (black)

Mt. Everest (Photo: Samsung EX1)

Near Kala Patthar

On Kala Patthar (5630m)

On Kala Patthar

On Kala Patthar, background left: Ama Dablam

We thank the team of Green Lotus Trekking, in particular our guide Kaji, for their support!

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