Gokyo lakes with a view of Cho Oyu

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Gokyo lakes with a view of Cho Oyu After visiting the Everest Base Camp, I could finally get my peaceful rest and warm up at the stove in a hut in Gorak Shop, fully heated by yak droppings dried on the Himalayan sun. My plan was to cross over to the next valley, called Gokyo, […]

Everest Base Camp trek

To see that mountain … Everest

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Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and especially that mountain was on my mind as I was drinking my morning tea in Darjeeling, Tenzing’s hometown. I too was longing to see the highest mountain in the world, Everest – or Sagarmatha in Nepalese language. And before noon, I was already sitting in a shared jeep, driving […]