A trek to Everest

Print edition : February 17, 2017

The magnificent Mount Everest.

A flight taking off at Lukla airport. Situated at an altitude of 2,850 metres, it tops National Geographic Channel's list of the world's 10 most dangerous airports.

A metal suspension bridge across the Dudh Kosi river, one of the many such bridges on the route.

Porters and yaks, lifelines for trekking and tourism in Nepal.

A bridge named after Edmund Hillary on the Dudh Kosi river, built above an earlier disused bridge.

Gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park.

A view of the Ama Dablam Peak.

View of Mount Everest from Namche, with a chorten in the foreground.

Mount Everest and Lhotse, one of the many peaks clustering round the giant.

A memorial to Tenzing Norgay, who scaled Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953, at Namche.

A Himalayan tahr.

Residents of a mountain village washing clothes in a stream.

View frrom Pangboche village, which is watched over by the Ama Dablam.

A colourful prayer whel in a village square on the way to the EBC.

View of a mountain village from above.

Tengboche monastery. It sits at a height of 3,870 m and is perhaps the world's most isolated monastery.

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