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View from the trail just past Namche  
   

View from the trail just past Namche

In the background, the top of Everest peeks out over Nuptse, with Lhotse on right (world's 4 highest peak)
News from Nepal - Namche to Gokyo

April 24th 2007
While the first half of my trek, Jiri to Namche, was all about the Nepali (mostly Sherpa) people that I met along the way, this second part deals mainly with Nepal’s rockier residents. From Namche Bazaar (3450 m / 11320 ft), I initially headed northeast towards Everest. This is when I saw the dramatic thumb-like Ama Dablam and caught my first glimpse of Everest (since its fleeting apparition ... read more
Asia » Nepal » Namche

Nepalese Flag In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more
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