Only a half day of travel today. One of our stops overlooks a small
and such, I
Just below Everest base camp is Rongphu
It was established in 1902, not making it very notable in terms of
antiquity, but it does lay claim to being
the highest monastery in the world at an elevation of around 16,400 feet
(5,000 meters). Here I photograph it and the surrounding area. I must
admit to being repeatedly distracted by Everest.
We then drive up to base
After some time there we are given the option to either drive back
to Rongphu Monastery or hike back. I choose
to hike it. It takes two hours at an elevation between 17,000 and 16,400
feet, but the experience is amazing. I take a few photos
Cold wind through leather and bones
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