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Photography in the Mt. Everest Region, Nepal – October 2017

Photography in the Mt. Everest Region, Nepal – October 2017

In October 2017 Afriscapes, in conjunction with “Climb for Rhino”, hosted a photography expedition to the Mount Everest Region in Nepal. Personally, it was one of the highlights of my photography career and if you are an avid photographer or just a mountaineer or hiker then this is definitely a trip you must consider doing. There are endless photography opportunities on the entire route. The views are stunning, the people are friendly and the food was great. What more can you ask for? We travelled all the way from South Africa. From Kathmandu, we were supposed to catch a flight to Lukla but the weather played havoc and we ended up flying up to Lukla in a helicopter. From Lukla, we started our tracking and over the next couple of days, we visited the towns of Namche, Deboche and many more along the route. My group went all the way up to Dingboche where we spend two nights before hiking all the way down to Lukla again. Below are some of the photos of my trip. Enjoy.

The view from the helicopter

The view from the helicopter

 

Sunrise on the way to Lukla

Sunrise on the way to Lukla

 

Our first view of some of the high peaks

Our first view of some of the high peaks

 

Lukla from a distance

Lukla from a distance

 

Landing at Lukla

Landing at Lukla

 

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The town of Lukla

The town of Lukla

 

The valleys near Lukla

The valleys near Lukla

 

A high peak giving us a preview of what to expect

A high peak giving us a preview of what to expect

 

Lots and lots of waterfalls and streams

Lots and lots of waterfalls and streams

 

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One of the first hang bridges on the route

One of the first hang bridges on the route

 

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Our first overnight stop. The town of Monjo.

Our first overnight stop. The town of Monjo.

 

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Our first view of the high hang bridges on the way to Namche.

Our first view of the high hang bridges on the way to Namche.

 

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Our first view of Mt. Everest. The one in the back.

Our first view of Mt. Everest. The one in the back.

 

The view from my room in Namche

The view from my room in Namche

 

 

Namche at night. It was very misty.

Namche at night. It was very misty.

 

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Peak hour traffic at Namche :-)

Peak hour traffic at Namche :-)

 

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Where we walked the day before

Where we walked the day before

 

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The way to Deboche

The way to Deboche

 

Ama Dablam in the back

Ama Dablam in the back

 

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Eksteen Jacobsz having a rest

Eksteen Jacobsz having a rest

 

Lots of helicopters in the area

Lots of helicopters in the area

 

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Chris making friends with the locals

Chris making friends with the locals

 

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Looking back into valleys from where we came from

 

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Our lodge for the 2 nights at Dingboche

Our lodge for the 2 nights at Dingboche

 

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Hein getting the shots

Hein getting the shots

 

At the top of our climb near Dingboche

At the top of our climb near Dingboche

 

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We got up at 3 am to climb a hill up to 5200 meter asl. to get these photos.

We got up at 3 am to climb a hill up to 5200-meter asl. to get these photos.

 

Prayer flags and hats at the top of the mountain. I also left a flag with my wife and 2 daughter's names at the top. An emotional moment.

Prayer flags and hats at the top of the mountain. I also left a flag with my wife and 2 daughter’s names at the top. An emotional moment.

 

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Chris, Hein and myself at the top

Chris, Hein and myself at the top

 

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Wayne, Hein and Eksteen photographing the mountains

Wayne, Hein and Eksteen photographing the mountains

 

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Thanks to my sun glass sponsor Bondblu. I gave out a couple of pairs of sunglasses to sherpas and porters.

Thanks to my sunglass sponsor Bondblu. I gave out a couple of pairs of sunglasses to sherpas and porters.

 

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Still a long way back

Still a long way back

 

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Happy Nepalese children on the way home from school

Happy Nepalese children on the way home from school

 

Going down to Namche from Khumjung

Going down to Namche from Khumjung

 

My trusty Thule backpack I used on the entire trip.

My trusty Thule backpack I used on the entire trip.

 

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Back in Kathmandu

Back in Kathmandu

 

If you are interested in joining Afriscapes on the next Everest Region Photo Expedition please send us an email so that we can keep you on our mailing list and to keep you informed on our next available dates. Next year we will include the very beautiful Gokyo Lakes area as well as a visit to Mt. Everest Base Camp.

E-mail us at info@afriscapes.com or info@desjacobsphotography.co.za

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