Back in September of 2021, I decided to visit Nepal around December to trek along the 3 Peaks and 3 Passes trek within the Everest region. However my plan did not go in effect until February of this year. Between mid November to like around end of March, the mountains are really cold. I had booked my trip through
Makalu Adventure and overall it was a great trip. I had completed the entire trek in 35 days.
I had to take a week extra here and there due to lot of headache. I had also intended to climb a 6000m peak but due to constant headaches, I decided against this. Maybe next time. I feel the headaches were not due to AMS but due to other reasons as I had never experienced this type of pain on my previous treks or expeditions even when camping at 5850m (Mera Peak high camp). Here I am sharing a number of photos which I took on the trip but not in any specific order.
This was shot at Everest view point which is like a 2 hour trek from Namche Bazaar.
Himalayan woolly rat. Here I used my telephoto lens to get this shot. It was comfortable in my presence.
Himalayan Thar spotted on the way down to Namche Bazaar.
Panoramic view of Everest and other 8000m peaks taken from Kala Pathar.
Himalayan Monal. This is national bird of Nepal.
Rosefinch bird photographed outside the teahouse I was staying in at Lobuche.
Herd of Himalayan Thar spotted at a distance high up on the rocks. This was quite a long day after crossing of Cho La Pass and this herd was spotted just near the tea houses.
Brahminy ducks at Gokyo Lake.
This is one of the suspension bridges we have to cross before arriving into Namche Bazaar.
This is taken in the grounds of the Sherpa Culture Museum in the village of Namche.
View of Namche Bazaar with the peak of Kongde Ri in the background.
Posing for photos at the Everest View Point. This is like a 2 to 3 hour trek from Namche Bazaar. Once here, the views of Everest and other gigantic peaks are amazing.
Village of Dingboche with Ama Dablam in the background.
Himalayan Thar grazing.
This was taken at sunset. The sun creates a nice glow of Ama Dablam Peak.
View of Dingboche Village. Taken with wide angle lens. Here there is a nice cafe called Cafe 4410. Here they have a good selection of cakes and coffee.
Tengboche Monastery located in Tengboche Village is at an altitude of 3,867 metres above sea level.
This site is just before the village of Lobuche. This is a memorial site for those climbers who have died at Everest.
This is the Italian weather station which is a 25 to 30 minute walk from village of Lobuche.
This was taken on the trek up to Kala Pathar. The view shows the village of Gorakshep which is located at an altitude of 5,164 metres.
At Everest Base Camp 5364m.
Some trekkers returning from Gorakshep while we were heading in the opposite direction.
Neema Sherpa, one of the guys supporting during this trek at the top of Kongma La at an elevation of 5535m. This was a very hard and long day due to the amount of ice and snow on the ascent. The ascent took approx. 5 hours from Lobuche village and then a further 5 hours down to the village of Chukung.
Me and the trekking guide Tika Rai at the top of Kongma La at 5535m.
Some trekkers descending down from Kala Pathar.
Portrait shot of my Guide Tika Rai at Chukung Ri 5550m.
This is Renjo La Pass (5360m) which was my final pass crossing. This is usually an easy pass to cross but due to the amount of snow, ascending up the pass was a bit of a challenge.
Me and the guide Tika Rai at Gokyo Ri (5357m).
View of peaks from Chukung Ri.
On the approach to Kongma La.
Blocks of ice along the Khumbu glacier. Climbers have to traverse across this to successful summit Everest.
On the approach to Cho La. This was one of the easiest passes to cross.
On arriving at the top of the Cho La, the weather turned cold and windy.
Wide angle view of Gokyo with frozen lake.
Himalayan Griffon most probably a juvenile captured in flight.