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izulswegg Day 4: Staying close to mom

Phakding (2610m) - Namche (3440m), Khumbu

Cold and wet puppies sticking close to mom while she cooks in the kitchen.

There are many dogs along the trails and they will follow you for hours at a time during a trek. We had one dog that followed us for a couple of days and we called her Snickers! For some odd reason most of them were black and for the most part they liked to play cute and were friendly.

Having said that, If you are going through this trek get your rabies shots because you never know what you may encounter along the way.

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ahmadsufyan Suspension bridges.
During the first two days of the journey, we had to cross a few suspension bridges. It was fun shaking the bridge to scare people, running so that it became bumpy.
The suspension bridges are strong because yaks use them to transport stuff to villages up on the mountains.
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alkaabik Pushing the envelope with an hour long steady run.. was more challenging than expected. (3,000-5,500) is considered very high altitude with oxygen concentration about half of that at sea level.

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izulswegg Day 4: Doused

Phakding (2610m) - Namche (3440m), Khumbu

Paul maneuvering through a series of slippery rocks and boulders on the banks of the Milk River.

Waterproofs out, today was a rainy day. It was our first long haul trek which would take us to Namche - 8 hours away. We crossed long suspension bridges and the terrain at the beginning was green and hilly. As we approached 3000m we hit our first patches of ice and the road ahead became more slippery. But to be honest I wasn't thinking about that; I don't know, something about snow makes you feel like a kid again. You just want to pick it up and throw it and that's what we all did on the way up!

At first I was hesitant to take out my X100S in the rain as I wasn't sure what it could cope with. But I figured moments sort of come and go and it's best to try and capture it. If my camera dies so be it, it tried its best. This shot was taken in a slight drizzle and it took me 20 shots to get but I finally got it! You are one tough subject Paul.

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sopivastihukassa The real "highland games", playing pool in 5000 meters altitude, next to the #worldshighestmountain #everest #sagarmatha #chomolungma #tibet #everestbasecamp 21h

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izulswegg Day 4: Guide 2/4; Anil

Phakding (2610m) - Namche (3440m), Khumbu

Anil prepares for a wet and snowy 8 hour hike to Namche.
Anil, the man who got us through our manic delusions on Day 11, who went through -30C Wind Chill with half a pair of gloves, and a man with extraordinary passion to guide and story tell.
I first met him on the plane sitting next to me and we promised to teach each other's languages. I've improved my Nepalese (not that I knew anything before) and in some parts he his english. His dad passed away a year ago and he supports the family from afar. He accepts it with such grace and humility that it makes me realise not to sweat the small stuff that go wrong in life.
This man has such a big heart. Thanks, Anil.

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thewanderingkiwi Discovering that my freshly washed thermals have completely frozen into shape. Could have snapped it in half.
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thewanderingkiwi On rainy Sydney days like today.. I dream of being back in the himalayas..mountains, good friends, walking 6 hours a day..card games at night. Paradise!

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ericwelden One of the best sunrises on the 3 week trek in the Khumbu. As the sun came up it didn't look very promising and just as I was about to pack up the sun blasted through some distant clouds illuminating the whole sky a bright pinkish orange.

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