In Nepal, pushing boundaries, finding peace on trek to Everest

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In Nepal, pushing boundaries, finding peace on trek to Everest

Trekkers head to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, with the cone-shaped Pumo Ri peak (23,495 feet) rising in the background. The trek to Everest Base Camp is an eight-day journey that along mountain paths that hug deep gorges.
A memorial stupa honors U.S. mountain climber and guide Scott Fischer outside Dughla, Nepal, on the path to Everest Base Camp. Fischer was among eight climbers who died during an Everest summit attempt when they were caught in a blizzard in May 1996.
Yellow and orange tents dot Everest Base Camp on the edges of the Khumbu icefall in Nepal.
Snow-capped peaks in the Himalayas rise north of the village of Lobuche, Nepal, about a three-hour walk from Everest Base Camp.
The village of Namche Bazaar is one of the main communities in the Khumbu region surrounding Everest. Trekkers often spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 11,287 feet to acclimatize and stock up on supplies.
The small mountain village of Tengboche sits at an elevation of 12,664 feet. Trekkers can attend daily Buddhist chanting ceremonies in the monastery here, though taking photos and videos inside the shrine is strictly prohibited.
Trekkers rest north of the village of Namche Bazaar, Nepal. April falls into the peak season for trekking and the trail is often crowded.
With a solar power water heater in the foreground, a Nepali woman pours water into a large kettle in the village of Dughla, Nepal.
A builder works at a mountain viewing point outside Namche Bazaar, Nepal.
A Nepali porter carries his load north of the village of Namche Bazaar. A trek to Everest Base Camp along mountain paths that hug deep gorges offers renewal and a test of mental and physical limits.

In Nepal, pushing boundaries, finding peace on trek to Everest

Trekkers head to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, with the cone-shaped Pumo Ri peak (23,495 feet) rising in the background. The trek to Everest Base Camp is an eight-day journey that along mountain paths that hug deep gorges.
A memorial stupa honors U.S. mountain climber and guide Scott Fischer outside Dughla, Nepal, on the path to Everest Base Camp. Fischer was among eight climbers who died during an Everest summit attempt when they were caught in a blizzard in May 1996.
Yellow and orange tents dot Everest Base Camp on the edges of the Khumbu icefall in Nepal.
Snow-capped peaks in the Himalayas rise north of the village of Lobuche, Nepal, about a three-hour walk from Everest Base Camp.
The village of Namche Bazaar is one of the main communities in the Khumbu region surrounding Everest. Trekkers often spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 11,287 feet to acclimatize and stock up on supplies.
The small mountain village of Tengboche sits at an elevation of 12,664 feet. Trekkers can attend daily Buddhist chanting ceremonies in the monastery here, though taking photos and videos inside the shrine is strictly prohibited.
Trekkers rest north of the village of Namche Bazaar, Nepal. April falls into the peak season for trekking and the trail is often crowded.
With a solar power water heater in the foreground, a Nepali woman pours water into a large kettle in the village of Dughla, Nepal.
A builder works at a mountain viewing point outside Namche Bazaar, Nepal.
A Nepali porter carries his load north of the village of Namche Bazaar. A trek to Everest Base Camp along mountain paths that hug deep gorges offers renewal and a test of mental and physical limits.
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