Everest Trek, Nepal November 2000

We got our first views of Mt. Everest just before we reached the town of Namche Bazaar.

We got our first views of Mt. Everest just before we reached the town of Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar is the center of the entire Everest region.

Namche Bazaar is the center of the entire Everest region.

Every Saturday there is a large market in Namche with people from the entire Everest region. Traders come from down in the plains and from as far away as Tibet.

Every Saturday there is a large market in Namche with people from the entire Everest region. Traders come from down in the plains and from as far away as Tibet.

Our hotel in Namche Bazaar. Namche has 24 hour electricity, a hospital and satellite TV. It is at 11,100 feet (3400m).

Our hotel in Namche Bazaar. Namche has 24 hour electricity, a hospital and satellite TV. It is at 11,100 feet (3400m).

The Tibetan traders travel over the Himalaya to sell their goods in Namche Bazaar. They mostly bring cheap Chinese clothing, Tibetan rugs and yak meat.

The Tibetan traders travel over the Himalaya to sell their goods in Namche Bazaar. They mostly bring cheap Chinese clothing, Tibetan rugs and yak meat.

The local recycling program.

The local recycling program.

A small stupa, or memorial, in Namche Bazaar.

A small stupa, or memorial, in Namche Bazaar.

Leo trying to learn how to spin wool on a drop spindle.

Leo trying to learn how to spin wool on a drop spindle.

The view up to the mountains where we will go.

The view up to the mountains where we will go.

Ray spins prayer wheels at a local monastery.

Ray spins prayer wheels at a local monastery.


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