Note my peaceful look as I leave the park. Actually, I was tired as hell, and just managed this smile ! At this point, I was lagging well behind the others, but a sherpa always stayed with me.

The entrance fee is 650 rupees, or Cdn $16. We had to pay this ourselves, as the trekking fee we originally paid had gone to the Mera Peak trekking permit.       November 6, 1997.