3rd Lake seen from the trail leading to Gokyo Ri
As we get higher the valley below fills up with clouds. You can still see houses in Gokyo
Looking towards Mt. Everest from Gokyo Ri 5360m
Looking north is the great expanse of Ngozumpa Glacier
Ngozumpa Glacier, clouds and Mt. Everest. It doesn't get much better that this!
Clouds keep coming up
A glory (optical phenomenon), it can only be seen when the observer is directly between the sun and cloud
My wife went back to Gokyo and I decided to stay here until sunset
By this time it was very cold and windy
When I saw this, I forgot about the cold!
3 mountains over 8,000m illuminated by setting sun: Everest, Lhotse and Makalu
After sunset the sky changed color. Mt. Everest is about 20km away but looks much closer
Looking south towards Namche Bazaar. Sitting here alone and watching the colors change was the highlight of this trip
The Moon appeared next to Everest and I just had to stay until complete darkness. Amazing!
Day 13 from Gokyo to Sanasa. Looking towards Cho Oyu
Machhermo. Most hotels were closed for winter (11 Dec)
Locals in Machhermo claim that a yeti killed 3 yaks and attacked a woman here in 1974
Entrance to the village
Simple house in a small Sherpa village
Village of Dole marks the change in vegetation and we enter a forest
Spanish moss hanging from tree branches
Trail near Mong La. It was getting late and we arrived in Sanasa at night
A male Himalayan Monal. This is the national bird of Nepal
Back in Namche Bazaar, but this time only for lunch
Necessary supplies are carried to Namche Bazaar mainly by porters, because there is no road transport
When I tried to carry something this big, I almost lost my balance
Kids during a "walking stick fight" with my wife
Scenery at around 2800m. It's warm and green again
Mani stones inscribed with the six syllabled mantra
Is it obvious I was 14 days without a shower?