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Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day4

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche As we are beginning to notice, mornings typically begin with Tserring knocking on the door at 7am. He is ready to go at 7am while we are just getting started. We would take about 30minutes to get ready and during that time we would pack everything into the Duffel. We have then have tea, breakfast and we are ready to go.

As we are beginning to notice, mornings typically begin with Tserring knocking on the door at 7am. He is ready to go at 7am while we are just getting started. We would take about 30minutes to get ready and during that time we would pack everything into the Duffel. We have then have tea, breakfast and we are ready to go.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche The friendly hotel staff at Namche Bazaar. This picture was taken in the hotel kitchen.

The friendly hotel staff at Namche Bazaar. This picture was taken in the hotel kitchen.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche View of Namche Bazaar in the morning. The mountain in view is Kongde 6086 meters

View of Namche Bazaar in the morning. The mountain in view is Kongde 6086 meters

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche We see a lot of helicopters flying around. These are air rescue helicopters. A lot of people must be flying back sick. Fortunately, a helicopter is only a phone call away. You can request for a helicopter rescue even in Gorak Shep

We see a lot of helicopters flying around. These are air rescue helicopters. A lot of people must be flying back sick. Fortunately, a helicopter is only a phone call away. You can request for a helicopter rescue even in Gorak Shep

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche A restaurant with a view. Ama Dablam dominates the scenery on this stretch of the trail

A restaurant with a view. Ama Dablam dominates the scenery on this stretch of the trail

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Meera is enjoying the warm sun. We have to get to Tengboche today. You can see Tengboche in this picture. It is the little white spot on the hill in the center. To get to Tengboche we have to walk further and get down to the river, cross the bridge and climb up again to reach that white spot on the distant hill.

Meera is enjoying the warm sun. We have to get to Tengboche today. You can see Tengboche in this picture. It is the little white spot on the hill in the center. To get to Tengboche we have to walk further and get down to the river, cross the bridge and climb up again to reach that white spot on the distant hill.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Friendly Aussies Victoria and Karl. Karl is spending an extended holiday in the Khumbu region. He has just returned from the Gokyo Trek which is another great destination to view Mt Everest. He is waiting for some friends to fly in so that they can all go to Everest Base Camp.

Friendly Aussies Victoria and Karl. Karl is spending an extended holiday in the Khumbu region. He has just returned from the Gokyo Trek which is another great destination to view Mt Everest. He is waiting for some friends to fly in so that they can all go to Everest Base Camp.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Porters carry these heavy planks of wood using a contraption made of rope. The image quality of this pic was quite bad (blown highlights) so I added a soft focus filter

Porters carry these heavy planks of wood using a contraption made of rope. The image quality of this pic was quite bad (blown highlights) so I added a soft focus filter

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Meera charges ahead, Tserring and Tserring follow. Mt Ama Dablam 6,812 meters dominates the skyline

Meera charges ahead, Tserring and Tserring follow. Mt Ama Dablam 6,812 meters dominates the skyline

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Tengboche appears closer now. But we have a long way to go. We don\'t see the river yet

Tengboche appears closer now. But we have a long way to go. We don't see the river yet

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche The river comes into view. We have to get down to the river and climb up again to Tengboche. As you can see, in the trail zigzags up the hill to Tengboche. I have a pov (point of view) camera mounted on my head to record videos. I had difficulties taking photographs on this trek due to the fatigue, cold, the fact that we were pressed for time to get to our destination and the damn gloves. The ones I am wearing right now are just liners and I could still operate my camera, but as we went higher I had to wear thicker gloves and getting them off each time to take a picture was a pain. The Khumbu region has amazing potential to get some really great photos. One just needs time.

The river comes into view. We have to get down to the river and climb up again to Tengboche. As you can see, in the trail zigzags up the hill to Tengboche.
I have a pov (point of view) camera mounted on my head to record videos. I had difficulties taking photographs on this trek due to the fatigue, cold, the fact that we were pressed for time to get to our destination and the damn gloves. The ones I am wearing right now are just liners and I could still operate my camera, but as we went higher I had to wear thicker gloves and getting them off each time to take a picture was a pain. The Khumbu region has amazing potential to get some really great photos. One just needs time.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Mt Kangtega 6783 meters

Mt Kangtega 6783 meters

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Mt Kangtega and its glacier. The picture does not do justice to its size. What one sees in this picture occupies most of our field of view horizontally and vertically. The glacier emerges from deep within the mountain. The picture is somehow not able convey the depth.

Mt Kangtega and its glacier. The picture does not do justice to its size. What one sees in this picture occupies most of our field of view horizontally and vertically. The glacier emerges from deep within the mountain. The picture is somehow not able convey the depth.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche This is a picture Meera took. I somehow missed noticing this view.

This is a picture Meera took. I somehow missed noticing this view.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Tengboche Monastery, the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region

Tengboche Monastery, the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche We descend to Debuche which is 10 minutes downhill from Tengboche where our hotel is located. We have a nice view of the Lhotse face with Everest behind it.

We descend to Debuche which is 10 minutes downhill from Tengboche where our hotel is located. We have a nice view of the Lhotse face with Everest behind it.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Ama Dablam during sunset

Ama Dablam during sunset

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche We are beginning to feel cold and seem to have lost our appetites

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We are beginning to feel cold and seem to have lost our appetites

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