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October, 2006

Dr. Mickus took a trek to the Mt. Everest region of Nepal in October, 2006 for 18 days. During this trek he saw many outstanding geological (Himalayas, normal faulting, metamorphic and granitic rocks), glacial (glaciers, valleys, moraines), river (valleys, braided, waterfalls), and cultural (Buddhist, Hindu) features. I first toured Kathmandu, then flew to Lukla and started the trek to Everest. I went to Namche, Dingboche, Island Peak, Laboche, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar (high point at 5,550 m), and Gokyo.

Some of the sights I saw are shown on the following 4 pages.

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link to image of channel margin at Big Rock Quarry
Location of the Mt. Everest trek. The start was at Lukla (airplane).

The Buddhist shrine-Swayaambhunath-better known as the monkey shrine in Kathmandu

Buddhist shrine of Bodhnath-notice the budda eyes

Pashupatinath Hindu Temple

The entrance to the Monkey Shrine



Our plane in Lukla, start of the trek

View from Lukla

One of the many waterfalls north of Lukla



One of the numerous steel bridges across the Dudh Khola River, this is near Phakdingma

Mountains and Namche (3,449 m), were we spent two days

Kangtega (6685 m) near Namche with glacial moraines



Our first view of Everest from the Everest Viewpoint near Namche

Small Glaciated valley near Namche






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