Why here?

Ngozumpa glacier Nepal

When the challenge is getting there to take the photo.

For my go to travel photographer Nilla at Image Earth Travel https://imageearthtravel.com/2021/08/29/photo-challenge-week5/

Follow the Instructions


Earth, Dingboche Ridge-top, Nepal


A Favourite Day on the Everest Base Camp Trek

Dingboche Ridge-top Everest Base Camp Trek

To celebrate Earth Day April 22

Read about our Acclimatisation Walk to Dingboche Ridge-top probably one of my favourite days on our trek.

Or the walk into Dingboche or the walk out to Lobuche.

Daily Post: Earth Photo Challenge

Bridge at Jorsale


Bridge at Jorsale EBC trek
The bridge to Jorsale festooned with prayer flags on the way to Namche Bazaar.

Did I cross this ?

Dughla Glacier Lake near Dughla


Dughla Glacier Lake near Thukla

Wordless Wednesday

Weather Forecast at EBC

Believe It or Not There is Weather Station on the Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trail Weather Pyramid
Italian Weather Pyramid out of Lobuche in the direction of Gorak Shep

The Weather Pyramid at Everest Base Camp or thereabouts. The Trainer walked there by himself. I decided to stay in the lodge and rest up for the next to big days. Built by the Italians he joked he was in search of a short black coffee …

Sadly since we visited in 2015 the Weather Pyramid was defunded by the Italian Government and I have read the structure has been turned into a lodge of sorts,

The Door a Framed View Dingboche

Day Seven Shomare to Dingboche

Lodge in Dingboche with mountains behind nepal everest base camp trek
Our lodge in Dingboche on the Everest Base Camp trek

Durbar Square Pigeons


Before and After

Durbar Square, Kathmandu

Mani Stones



Quiet contemplation … Om Mani Padme Hum


Travel Makes Us Modest


Travel makes us modest,
you see what a tiny place
you occupy in the world.

Gustave Flaubert
Acclimatisation Walk on Dingboche Ridgetop

I could not agree more Gustave.

My Favourite Day – Acclimatisation Walk on Dingboche Ridge-Top

Trekking to Tengboche


Tenzing Memorial and Ama Dablam

Yak Cheese Yes Please


Shop front Everest Base Camp Trail

Not quite right. Yaks are males. Naks are females. So it’s Nak cheese for sale.

Shomare and Ama Dablam

Shomare 4040 metres

At this small shop in Shomare, over a coffee we decided to turn back from our trek to Base Camp. Given the rash creeping up both my legs it seemed the best decision. It was 2013 and was a fantastic experience. Later it felt like unfinished business. In October 2015 we returned and made it to Base Camp.

Shomare in the Khumbu 2013
Ama Dablam is the spectacular backdrop