This is the view of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse taken from Kala Pattar. Everest can be seen to the left of centre in the middle panel, and Nuptse is on the right in the middle panel. Lhotse is just visible above the lower left flank of Nuptse, in the centre of the middle panel.

The left panel shows the mountain peaks on the border of Tibet. The Khumbu Icefall is seen in the middle right of the left panel, with the Everest Base Camp just out of sight behind the dark ridge. The Khumbu Glacier continues from the Icefall, across to the lower part of the right panel.

The right panel shows the south-east flank of Nuptse. We followed this glacier, with the view of Nuptse, for a full day on the way up to Gorak Shep.

Most of the group got to this viewpoint on Kala Pattar. I was suffering from a mild case of altitude sickness (and not-so-mild case of exhaustion), so I stayed at the Gorak Shep camp, about 300m lower than Kala Pattar. However, the view from the camp was almost as good, with about 75% of Everest visible compared to what you can see here. The camp is hard to see, but is somewhere near the bottom of the right panel.

This montage was scanned in 3 parts from a panoramic photo poster I purchased in Kathmandu. For best viewing, stretch your browser window so that all three images are displayed on the same line.