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2006-09-30 mt. everest
From Lake Mansarovar we headed east to the north face of Mt. Everest.
Tingre is on the main road between Kathmandu, Nepal and Lhasa, Tibet.
Tingre very has a 'wild west' feel to it.
A nomad camp on the end of town. Tingre, Tibet.
Ray talking with a the mechanics in the local repair shop. Tingre, Tibet.
Mt. Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world. It is on the Nepal-Tibet border, to the west of Mt. Everest. Tingre, Tibet.
Farmers harvesting the barley crop. Tingre, Tibet.
A perfect reflection of Mt. Cho Oyu in the morning light.
Tibetan man rides into Tingre.
The road up to Everest base camp.
One of the restaurants at Everest Base Camp.
View of the north face of Everest.
Two Chinese tourist sending SMS text messages from their cell phones. Everest Base Camp, Tibet.
The road to Everest Base Camp.
The ever present 'Hotel California'. Everest Base Camp, Tibet.
Josh relaxing at Base Camp.
Ray talking with a local merchant. Everest Base Camp, Tibet.
Mt. Everest north face.
Linda, enjoying the good weather and the highest peak in the world. Everest Base Camp, Tibet.
Close up of the north face of Mt. Everest.
Josh talking with some locals.
The highest post office in the world, Everest Base Camp, Tibet.
Young man from Tingre that runs a horse cart carrying tourist to Everest Base Camp.
Serious protection from the high altitude sun. Everest Base Camp, Tibet.
Restaurants and shops at Everest Base Camp, Tibet.
Horse carts for carrying tourist to Everest Base Camp, Tibet.
Map of the area showing the different big peaks.
Linda the photographer.
Kerri and Ray relaxing on the way back to Lhasa.
We finally made it back to Lhasa after about 3 weeks of traveling in western Tibet.