Wed May 20th, 2009 at 05:37:21 AM EST
It was my dream to look at the highest mountain on this planet called by westerners Everest (after British official) and by locals Qomolungma or Sagarmatha, which in translation mean roughly the same, the Mother Goddess of the Sky. The full text of diary is in Part I, Part II and Part III. Here you can see some photos taken on the journey.
On Durbar square in Kathmandu.
Belorussian guide Yuri who showed me the best and cheap places in Kathmandu.
Nepali army soldiers were marching on the grounds of Ratna Park just opposite of the bus station on the early morning of my departure to Jiri.
Thamel House restaurant, opposite of Anjuna's Newar Momo cafe.
In the evening near Bodhnakht stupa.
Horrified goat on the bus station.
My guide Kebi Sherpa.
Pine forest near Jiri.
Having a tea in a teashop on the way to Deurali pass.
The trail was zigzagging steep slopes.
Suspension bridges over streams are far below the trail.
Rushing locals on the way to Kinja.
Heavy bulks of goods carried by Rai porters.
I bribed this Rai child by chocolate to have this wonderful photo.
The first look of Junbesi located in the beautiful valley under looming snows of Numbur.
Mandala on the ceiling of Junbesi gompa.
My first view of Everest in Salung. It's smoking pyramid on the left.
Buddhist stupas dot landscape.
The French couple from Provence.
On Thaksindu pass.
Local girl in Kharikola was beating barley to prepare flour.
Flock of crows on Khari La pass.
Sumptuous lunch of dhal-bhat.
Fabulous forest near Paya.
The first rays of sun dispel yesterday's gloom.
In Surke hanging bells were filling the air with magic sounds.
Namche Bazaar is located in crater on the slope of Khumbi Yul La mountain.
The view from terrace of Japanese hotel in Syangboche.
Celestial Ama Dablam (6856 m).
Children in Mong Selawa where we had a lunch.
The view of Cho Oyu (8188 m) reflecting in the lake.
American couple from San Francisco.
Everest at the top of the ridge opposite of Gokyo Ri mountain.
All glaciers of the world on your palm.
Canadian mountaineer Martin was filling bottles of water through sophisticated filter.
The last view of Everest from outskirts of Namche.
In Lukla airport.