New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay who on 29 May became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest in the Himalayas
"biked from Lhasa Tibet to Kathmandu Nepal and along the way we stayed one night at the Rongbuk Monestary which is about from the Tibetan side Everest base camp. Took this shot just as night was drawing near as the top of Everest was lit up by alpenglow.
The black bead is mud from the Dead Sea and the white bead is water from Mt Everest. The highest and lowest points on Earth, so whether you're on top of the world or down on your luck, Lokai reminds you to stay humble, hopeful, and to always move forward.
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Here's an unusual picture of a rock cairn - unusual in the sense that Mount Everest is in the background! Now that I think of it, MAYBE the custom of stacking rocks in this very Zen fashion originated in Nepal.
Sir Edmund Hillary - first man to reach the summit of Everest. On 29 May Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Hike to the Everest Base Camp. Although the trek sees throngs of hikers you cant help but be wowed at some of the highest mountains on the planet. Drop dead gorgeous mountain scenery and the sherpa culture conspire to make this a winning two week trek.