Everest Trek, Nepal November 2000

Everest towers over the clouds.

Everest towers over the clouds.

Ray on the top of Gokyo-ri, 17,712 feet (5400m) with the clouds far below.

Ray on the top of Gokyo-ri, 17,712 feet (5400m) with the clouds far below.

Ray and Leo on top Gokyo-ri, with Everest in the background.

Ray and Leo on top Gokyo-ri, with Everest in the background.

Gokyo village sits near a pleasant mountain lake, 15,807 ft (4819m).

Gokyo village sits near a pleasant mountain lake, 15,807 ft (4819m).

During the trek we did not carry a tent but rather slept in teahouses like the one above. In these basic but comfortable lodges we were also able to buy cooked food and rent a room for the night.

During the trek we did not carry a tent but rather slept in teahouses like the one above. In these basic but comfortable lodges we were also able to buy cooked food and rent a room for the night.

Leo getting packed up after a good nights rest.

Leo getting packed up after a good nights rest.

Prayer flags fly above the village of Luza.

Prayer flags fly above the village of Luza.

Liyang and the "boys" with Mt. Cho Oyo 26,906 ft (8201m) in the background.

Liyang and the "boys" with Mt. Cho Oyo 26,906 ft (8201m) in the background.

A port carries a load up the hill to Namche bazaar.

A port carries a load up the hill to Namche bazaar.

Looking back down the valley toward Lukla, where our flight awaited us.

Looking back down the valley toward Lukla, where our flight awaited us.


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