Himalaya - Nepal

Nepal officially the Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million (and nearly 2 million absentee workers living abroad), Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by thePeople's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Specifically, the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim border Nepal, while across the Himalayas lies the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali. It contains more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The southern Terai region is fertile and humid.
Hinduism is practised by about 81% of Nepalis, making it the country with the highest percentage of Hindu followers; Buddhism is linked historically with Nepal and is practiced by 9%, Islam by 4.4%, Kirat 3%, Christianity 1.4%, and animism 0.4%.
A monarchy throughout most of its history, Nepal was ruled by the Shah dynasty of kings from 1768, when Prithvi Narayan Shah unified its many small kingdoms, until 2008; a decade-long Civil War involving the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (Now known as the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)) and several weeks of mass protests by all major political parties led to the 12-point agreement[clarification needed] of November 22, 2005. The ensuing elections for theconstituent assembly on 28 May 2008 overwhelmingly favored the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a federal multiparty representative democratic republic. source- wikipedia

Shertung

Shertung

The name Shertung means "A gold place". According to the legend, two brothers were conducted here by dream in search of gold, thus there was a settlement. 

Gatlang

Gatlang

Gatlang info

Gatlang - the settlement of people of a Tamang. "Ta" is in Tibetan means a horse, "mang" - the soldier. Tamang - descendants of horse boundary groups from the Southern Tibet, located in Nepal. Have the language close to Tibetan and special culture, one of elements which is "jhankri" or dance of the shaman, "ghode" or dance of a horse, on hearings removed of the Tibetan culture. Jankri (shaman) activity is strong in this territory with religion of natural forces and the local local deities interwoven into Hindu and Buddhist methods.

Gatlang - the settlement of people of a Tamang. "Ta" is in Tibetan means a horse, "mang" - the soldier. Tamang - descendants of horse boundary groups from the Southern Tibet, located in Nepal. Have the language close to Tibetan and special culture, one of elements which is "jhankri" or dance of the shaman, "ghode" or dance of a horse, on hearings removed of the Tibetan culture.  read further->

Ganesh Himal

Ganesh Himal

Ganesh Himal - a massif in the Himalayas, is located on border of Nepal with Tibet, approximately in 70 km North to the west of Katmandu. Four tops more than 7000 meters high and fourteen, exceeding 6000 meters are a part of the massif. 

Бхактапур

Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur (Nepali: भक्तपुर Bhaktapur ), also Bhadgaon or Khwopa (Nepal Bhasa: ख्वप Khwopa), is an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It is located in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom     read further->

Чукунг

Chhukhung

Chukhung is a lodge village serving trekkers and climbers in the Khumbu Region of Nepal in the Himalayas south of Mount Everest.The Chukhung Valley lies on the southern slopes of Lhotse and Nuptse by the Lho Glacier and the Nup Glacier, the western slopes of Cho Polu and Baruntse by the Imja Glaciers, and the northern slopes of Mount Ama Dablam by the Ama Dablam Glacier

Cho La Approach

The pass represents a saddle between peaks of the mountains, located at height 5368м. Lifting from West side happens on a stony talus, "leading life" a.opasnost is language a snowflake on the mountain being broken down and blocking approach is more right than the pass, from time to time.

Чо Ла Перевал

Cho La Pass

Height 5368м. Descent takes place from East side on the closed glacier conducting to the valley of the same name with the lake Chola Tsho.

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Height 5363м. The basic camp of Everest from the Nepalese party is Mecca for world mountaineering. The camp settled down on a glacier of Khumbu on which the ascension on the highest point of a planet begins.

Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Ri

The viewing point is located at height 5357м. From Gokio's peak in cloudless weather the look on four "eight-chiliarches" — Sagarmatkh (Everest), to Lkhotsza, Cho-Oyyu and Makal opens. At hill top atmospheric pressure is twice lower, than at a sea surface. Gokio-Rhee's foot has Gokio's lake, and on his coast Gokio's small small village.

Gokyo Морена

Gokyo Village

Height 4800м. The glacier of Ngozumba lasts from a foot of the mountain of Cho-Oyu. Its width makes about 1км and extent near 12км.

Gorak Shep

Gorak Shep

The settlement adjoins closely to Khumbu glacier (width about 750 m and extent 9,5км). From here it is possible to rise to a viewing point of Kala Pattar or to reach Basic camp of Everest that in 3х hours of walking.

Island Peak Base Camp

Island Peak base camp

The bottom basic camp is located at height 5090м. Having got on a moraine, in vicinities it is possible to see the frozen lake Imja Tsho and approach to the pass Ampkhulapcha (5800м). To top Island Peak passes lifting on a stony talus to assault camp (5600м), further on rocky coluare, then on the closed glacier. Lifting takes from 6 to 9 hours and descent about 4 hours.

Kala Pattar

Kala Pattar

The hill at height 5600м from which the best view of a southwest wall of Everest opens in cloudless weather.

Khunde Peak

Khunde Peak

Height 4200м. The survey hill on villages шерпов to Khunda and Kumdzhung (3840 m).

Lukla Аэропорт

Lukla

Lukl's airport is recognized as the most dangerous in the world. VPP of the airport 527 meters long is located under a bias in 12% on a mark of 2860 meters above sea level. On the one hand the mountain, about other break. In additives to all nine avias of incidents. The airport and in good weather works only during daylight hours, and it in the Himalayas is unpredictable.

Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar info

The settlement is at the height of 3 440 m on a lateral slope of the hill. It is known to tourists and climbers because is on the way to Everest and possesses expanded system of tourist hotels, restaurants, shops where tourists can have a rest and be prepared for a campaign. In the settlement the electricity works, the airport (heliport), however the majority of tourists is nearby located can't use it: because of a protest of locals for mass tourism the airport of of Lukl from whom to Namche-Bazara tourists have to carry out daily transition (in case of very fast walking enough six hours) is used. Service of tourists on this site ensures functioning and the income to locals. In Namche-Bazare also official establishments, police control, mail and bank are located. Barracks of Nepalese army are above located. Namche-Bazar is the main point for travel to Everest, to the mountain and Gokio's lake. Over the settlement there is a base of National Park of Sagarmatkh from which views of Everest and other mountain tops open. At the height of 3800 over Namche-Bazarom there is a magnificent hotel Everest-twist from which terrace at good weather Everest is visible. The hotel organized arrivals for the rich tourists, however many tested a sharp mountain illness from sudden lifting for such height. The hotel is in addition equipped with a dome and oxygen supply of rooms. On Saturdays since morning the market on which inhabitants of neighboring villages, and also the tibetets coming with goods through passes from Tibet with the Chinese goods meet opens. In a vicinity of Namche-Bazara some Tibetan monasteries are located.

The settlement is at the height of 3 440 m on a lateral slope of the hill. It is known to tourists and climbers because is on the way to Everest and possesses expanded system of tourist hotels, restaurants, shops where tourists can have a rest and be prepared for a campaign. In the settlement the electricity works, the airport is nearby located  read further->

Renjo La Перевал

Renjo La Pass

At 5360m, be aware of AMS(acute mountain sickness) esp attempting to pass Renjo La(5360m) from Lunden(4380m) to Gokyo.

Sunder Peak

Sunder Peak

Height 4840м

Tengboche

Tengboche

Tengboche (or Tyangpoche) (Tengboche) — the village around Khumbu in the northeast of Nepal on the main route of an ascension to Everest. It is located at the height of 3867 m. With Tengboche the panoramic view to the Himalayas, including Tavache's known peaks, Everest, Nuptsza, Lkhotsza, Ama Dablam, Tkhamserka and Kantega opens.

Tengboche Монастырь

Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery info

The current monastery is constructed with stone masonry. The courtyard and storerooms are large to facilitate the monks' religious rites and activities. The main building has the mandatory Dokhang, the prayer hall, where a large statue of Shakyamuni Buddha is deified. The statue extends to two floors of the monastery and encompasses the Ser sang lha khang, the first floor shrine room. Sakyamuni Buddha is flanked by Manjushri, the deity of wisdom and Maitreya and of the future Buddha. The scriptures of the Kangyur, the original teachings of the Buddha translated into Tibetan are also part of the sanctum. The rebuilt monastery is large and an impressive structure with a camping area in its front and a number of lodges.[14] Tengboche is surrounded by ancient mani stones (flat stones inscribed with the mantra, "Om Mane Padme Hum", prayer flags flying atop the high peaks (flags are flown in 5 colours denoting the five Buddhist elements: earth, wind, fire, water and consciousness.[11] Tengboche is also the terminus site of the "Sacred Sites Trail Project" of the Sagarmatha National Park that attracts large number of tourists for trekking and mountaineering. It is a circular trail that covers 10 monasteries in a clockwise direction terminating in the Tengboche Monastery A small nunnery, administered by the Tengboche, named Devoche or Debuche Nunnery is also located in the area.

The current monastery is constructed with stone masonry. The courtyard and storerooms are large to facilitate the monks' religious rites and activities. The main building has the mandatory Dokhang, the prayer hall, where a large statue of Shakyamuni Buddha is deified.  read further->

Namche Bazar Монастырь

Namche Bazar Monastery

Height 3440м

Phungi Thanga Мост

Phungi Thanga Bridge

The bridge on the road from Tengboche to Phungi Thanga Along it multi-colored tags with mantras are tense. It is tradition of the Buddhist Mahajana school.

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath info

Swayambhunath (Devanagari: स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप; sometimes romanized Swoyambhunath) is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees' (Wylie:Phags.pa Shing.kun), for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. However, Shing.kun may be a corruption of the local Newari name for the complex, Singgu, meaning 'self-sprung'.[1] For the Buddhist Newars in whose mythological history and origin myth as well as day-to-day religious practice, Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudhanath. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. The stupa has Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on. Between them, there is something painted which looks like the nose - but is the Nepali symbol of 'unity', in the main Nepali language dialect[citation needed]. There are also shops, restaurants and hostels. The site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra. Tsultrim Allione describes the experience: We were breathless and sweating as we stumbled up the last steep steps and practically fell upon the biggest vajra (thunder-bolt scepter) that I have ever seen. Behind this vajra was the vast, round, white dome of the stupa, like a full solid skirt, at the top of which were two giant Buddha eyes wisely looking out over the peaceful valley which was just beginning to come alive.[2] Much of Swayambhunath's iconography comes from the Vajrayana tradition of Newar Buddhism. However, the complex is also an important site for Buddhists of many schools, and is also revered by Hindus. source: wikipedia

Swayambhunath (Devanagari: स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप; sometimes romanized Swoyambhunath) is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. The Tibetan name for      read further->

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