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Hot noodle soup for breakfast. We ended up having Hot noodle soup for pretty much breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is something we can relate to and the hot soup and spice tastes great in the cold weather.
Ice had formed on our hotel room window. The night time temperature inside the room was -5C. The rooms are not heated so it gets very cold at night. Breathing the cold air makes things worse. Some covering over the face is absolutely essential. I brought along a woolen Indian Army balaclava and that proved to be the most essential piece of gear for the entire trip after the sleeping bag and down jacket. When worn, the exhaled breath warms the wool which in turn warms the air one is inhaling. I can't stress enough enough about how essential the balaclava was (also called a monkey cap in India, but a more closed fit revealing a small area above the nose around the eyes). I used the balaclava night and day.
A partially frozen stream on the way to Dingboche
This was taken standing on a bridge and one of my favorite compositions
Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful mountains in the region
Looking back, Tengboche is on that hill. The previous day we hiked from Namche Bazaar walking a trail on the snowy mountain.
We stop for rest. This image had blown highlights so I added a warming filter and a soft focus filter. I used my point and shoot to take some pictures. Some of the pictures didn't come out good although they looked great on the screen.
Chorten and Ama Dablam
A mountain goat tries to cross a frozen stream on the hill opposite. Again, a soft focus filter is added.
This is another of my favorite shots. A beautiful mountain and a beautiful woman.
The mighty Lhotse wall stands impressively. It is the 4th highest mountain in the world at 8,516 meters
We stop for lunch at Somare. These are the hotel owners kids.
Afer Somare we climb higher over a windy pass and descend again.
The Lhotse face is getting bigger and bigger.
The town of Dingboche
We watch the sunset over Lhotse.
Notice how the colour changed with the setting sun
This Mt Ama Dablam. We are now viewing it from its side which is why it looks different.
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