About the Book
This classic trek in the Everest region of Nepal offers the most dazzling mountain scenery in the world. Trekking gives insight and a closer look at the Buddhist and Lama culture of the Sherpas. Those who love the mountains and who have an interest to learn more about the art and culture of the high Himalayas will enjoy the inner peace found only in the region and hopefully in the pictures to follow.
Our trek begins in Kathmandu with a visit to the holy Pashupatinath, home of the Hindu god Shiva, and the tranquil serenity of Buddhist Stupas, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath. Flying into the spectacular airstrip at Lukla and after a Tibetan lunch, we then commenced our trek. Included in this book are memorable views of the peaks of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.
(1) Three days in Bangkok, Thailand. (2) Kathmandu overnight and take early morning flight to Lukla. After the most stunning flight in the world, have lunch to acclimate, and then trek four hours to overnight in Phakding. (3) Trek to Everest National Park entrance near Monzo and then continue seven hours to Namche Bazar. Overnight to acclimate. (4) Trek four hours to Khumjung and then six hours to Phortse and overnight. (5) Trek seven hours to Thyangboche (Tengboche) and overnight steps away from the highest monastery in the world. (6) Trek six hours returning back to Namche Bazar. (7) Trek five hours to Phakding and then four hours returning to Lukla. (8) Fly to Kathmandu.
Thanks to Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons, our guides, and head Sherpas, Dawa and Nima.
David M. Glassman lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At the age of 64, he began his first trek by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Since then, he has trekked four times in Nepal, originating in Kathmandu for the Everest, Langtang, Annapurna and Mustang National Parks. He has also trekked Parque Naciaonal Los Glaciares (Fitz Roy) in Argentina and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Other trips include the Allagash River in Maine and the wilderness of Alaska.