The magnificent Mt Everest

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.