Photo's from Ian's trek in Nepal, October-November 1997

Here are 92 photos from the trek that Ian Cumming took in the Khumbu region of Nepal in October/November 1997. He was accompanied by 3 friends from Vancouver and a group of 8 from Holland. Our trek was organized by SponsorTrek in Holland, a great group of people who combine visits and donations to local Nepalese health posts with your trek. Our trekking agency was Iceland Trekking in Kathmandu, run by the affable and capable Tendy Sherpa.

To see each photo, click on the title in the first column below, then return to the index using your browser's "Back" button. Some of the first photo's have "forward" and "back" buttons to navigate through the photo album.

# TITLE (to click on)File nameDate
1Map of the trektotal_trek Oct 16
2 Kids on elephant, Bhaktapur kidsonelephant Oct 13
3View over Bhaktapurbhaktapur Oct 13
4Monkey Temple, Kathmandu monkeytemple Oct 14
54 Canadians in a restaurant 4_canucks Oct 15
6Modern wiring in Kathmandu jumble Oct 16
7The village and bridge at Shivalaya shivalaya Oct 17
8Stupa by Tendy's gompa, Bhandar stupabandar Oct 18
9View north from Golega ridge golega1 Oct 19
10Tibetan shepherdshepherd Oct 20
11A young yakwee_yak Oct 20
12Lodge at Junbesi junbesi_lodge Oct 21
13Breakfast in Junbesi lodge junbesi_dinner Oct 21
14Woman and child woman_child Oct 22
15Reading a mani wall in Pangkongma read_mani Oct 23
16Bad weather on Zatara Danda tents_in_snow Oct 24
17Mera Peakmerapeak Oct 25
18Snow everywheresnowy1 Oct 25
19Turned back because of snow groupturnsback Oct 25
20Kids on the trail above Kharikhola kids1 Oct 26
21On the trail near Khari La trail2 Oct 26
22Group photo at Khari Lagroup1 Oct 26
23Typical lunch stop lunchBnA Oct 26
24Woman drying grain near Lukla woman_grainOct 27
25Yaks crossing a small bridge yaks_bridgeOct 27
26A new bridge over the Dudh Kosi new_bridgeOct 28
27Entering the Everest National Park park1_entr Oct 28
28Ama Dablam mountain amadablam1Oct 28
29Jim seeing Mt. Everest jim_everestOct 29
30Sanasa market sanasa_marketOct 29
31View south from Sanasa sanasa_viewOct 29
32Water-powered prayer wheel prayer_wheelOct 29
33The Tengboche Monastery teng_monastOct 29
34Buddha in the Tengboche Monastery. buddha1Oct 29
35Camp at Tengboche Monastery teng_campOct 30
36Supermarket at Tengboche Monastery teng_superOct 30
37View of Everest at sundown from Deboche yak_debocheOct 30
38Goats near the trail goatsOct 31
39Richard and Jim by old stupa stupa2Oct 31
40Fields and river near Pangboche fieldsOct 31
41New school at Dingpoche ding_schoolOct 31
42"Penthouse" lodge in Dingpoche penthouseNov 1
43Lhotse mountain lhotse1Nov 1
44Makalu makaluNov 2
45On the trail above Dingpoche trail1Nov 2
46Jim & Richard on the trail jim_richardNov 2
47Yak carrying our duffles tak_duffelNov 2
48The four Canadians all4Nov 2
49Everest from Gorak Shep everest4Nov 3
50Everest from Kala Pattar south_colNov 3
51Nuptse at sunset nuptse_sunsetNov 3
52Sunset on Everest sunset2Nov 3
53Last rays on Mt. Everest everest_sunsetNov 3
54Kala Pattar panorama ever3pNov 3
55Mandala in Pangboche Gompa mandalaNov 5
56Ama Dablam amadablam3Nov 5
57Chukhung Ri chukhung_riNov 5
58Tengboche Monastery from across valley tengboche1Nov 5
59Jim on the trail above Phortse jim_trailNov 5
60Phortse village phortseNov 5
61Sanasa guest lodge sanasa_lodgeNov 6
62Village of Khumjung village2Nov 6
63Kids at Khumjung kids3Nov 6
64Long mani wall in Khumjung long_maniNov 6
65The Everest View Hotel ever_view_lodgeNov 6
66View from the Everest View Hotel everest_viewNov 6
67Fuel drying on a wall fuel_dryingNov 6
68Namche Bazaar from above namcheNov 6
69The Ama Dablam Lodge in Namche namche_lodgeNov 6
70The bazaar at Namche the_bazaarNov 6
71The trail from Namche down to the river namche_trailNov 6
72Entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park park_entranceNov 6
73Our cook making supper cookingNov 6
74Playing cards in tent play_cardsNov 6
75Tying the loads on our yaks loading_yakNov 6
76Showing our GPS receiver to kids jim_gpsNov 7
77A butcher on the trail butcherNov 7
78Street scene in Lukla lukla_streetNov 7
79Adding up the porter's bills accountingNov 7
80End-of-trek party party_timeNov 7
81Our Lukla-Kathmandu transportation helicopterNov 8
82The giant stupa, Boudhanath boudhanathNov 10
83The ghats at Pashupatinath ghatsNov 10
84Saying goodbye at Tribhuvan Airport airport_goodbyeNov 11
85Delhi attraction snake_charmerNov 12
86Qutb Minar with schoolkids qutb_minarNov 12
87Courtyard the Jama Masjid jama_masjid1Nov 13
88Doorway of the Jama Masjid jama_masjid2Nov 13
89A sleepy fruit vendor fruit_vendorNov 13
90Door in Old Delhi delhi_doorNov 13
91Ian at the Taj Mahal taj1Nov 15
92Uppi's family in New Delhi dillyNov 16

Some of the photos above were taken by Jan van der Hoek. They are the ones with the file names shown in green.

If you are going to trek above 4000m, be sure to take altitude sickness VERY seriously. I recommend stopping at Pheriche or Manang to attend the 3pm lecture by the Himalayan Rescue Association. Also see the High Altitude Medicine Guide.

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