Sunday, February 3, 2008

Oh Civilization!

How, I've missed thee! (Kathmandu qualifies as civilization at this point btw!). Just enough clear skies over both Lukla and Kathmandu this morning, and the planes fly again! So, I'm now back at the Kathmandu Guest House, using my very own laptop. As previously advertised, some pictures from the trip:

Tommy, myself, and Kumar, in whose lodge we stayed for two nights in Dingbouche

On the way up to Dughla, the mountain range stretches out to the horizon on a nice clear morning!

The Tengboche monastery and Ama Dablan peak in back of it.


Anonymous said...

Nice pics. Did you spend much time at the monastery?

Alex said...

Not a lot - just a brief tour, but the monastery was quite a bit more impressive inside than I had expected, considering how high up they have to carry everything! Met a nice monk (Mingma?), who spoke pretty good English and had actually done a fair bit of trekking before joining, so he gave us a brief tour.