Panoramas made in Nepal, October 2009.
(In the city of Kathmandu, and during a trek of 19 days through Everest National Park)


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Nepal Kathmandu Durbar square cows panorama flash Nepal Kathmandu Cow fisheye durbar square
Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Cows on Durbar Square.

Nepal Kathmandu Durbar square panorama flash
View of Durbar Square, from one of it's temples.

Nepal Bhuddism Swayambhunath panorama flash
Visiting the Bhuddist temple of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupa.

Nepal Bhuddism Swayambhunath panorama flash

Nepal Bhuddism Boudhanath stupa panorama flash

Nepal Bhuddism Boudhanath temple panorama flash

Nepal Bhuddism Boudhanath temple panorama flash



The trek through Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park.

Nepal trek Lukla Phakding panorama flash Nepal Himalaya mani stones buddhism
First day of the trek. After flying from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m), we had an easy walk to Phakding.
This was a cloudy day, after which many sunny days would follow.
Image at right: mani stones, which are positioned at many places along the trail.



Nepal Namche Bazar Monjo Forest panorama flash
Lunch break in the forest near Monjo (ca. 2800m), just before the steep climb to Namche Bazar (2nd day).


Nepal Himalaya Namche Bazar panorama flash Nepal Namche Bazar
Namche Bazar (3440m) and mountains Thamserku (6623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6367m, in the center).


Nepal Himalaya Everest panorama flash
On day 3 we got our first (distant) view of Mount Everest. This panorama was made near Hotel Everest View (ca. 3900m).


Himalaya Nepal Everest Nuptse Lhotse          Himalaya Nepal Ama Dablam
The summit of Everest is visible above the Nuptse-Lhotse ridge (left). Ama Dablam (right).


Nepal stupa Himalaya panorama flash
How many doppelgangers can you find in this panorama?


Nepal Himalaya Namche Bazar Milky Way Night Sky panorama flash
Namche Bazar and mountain Kongde (6187m) under the Milky Way (evening of the 3rd day).


Nepal Mani forest Tengboche Kantega HDR panorama flash
In the forest below Tengboche (4th day). Mount Kantega (6780m) in the background.


Nepal Mani wall Dingboche panorama flash
Mani wall near Dingboche (4400m; 6th day). Mountains Taboche and Lhotse in the background.


Nepal Himalaya Pheriche Taboche panorama flash
View of the town of Pheriche, with mount Taboche towering above (day 7).

Nepal Himalaya Dingboche panorama flash
Dingboche in the morning sun.

Nepal Himalaya Dingboche Lhotse panorama flash
View of Dingboche in the direction of Chukhung.

Nepal Himalaya Ama Dablam lake Dingboche panorama flash
On the beach below Ama Dablam, ca. 300m above Dingboche (8th day).


Nepal cow dzo Dingboche panorama flash
Two dzos (a cross between a yak and a cow) near Dingboche (8th day).


Nepal Dingboche mily way night sky panorama flash
Dingboche under the Milky Way.


Nepal Himalaya lunch panorama flash
On the way to Lubuche, we had lunch near Thokla (9th day). French fries!

Nepal Himalaya lunch panorama flash
On Thokla Pass (4830m) there are many memorials for climbers who died in te mountains.



View from Kala Pattar.

Nepal Himalaya Kala Pattar Everest panorama flash Nepal Himalaya Everest summit Kala Pattar
We reached the summit of Kala Pattar (ca. 5600m) on the 10th day of the trek.
This famous viewpoint is encircled by well-known mountains like Everest (image at right), Nuptse and Pumori.



Nepal Himalaya Kala Pattar Everest panorama flash
Hi-res version of Kala Pattar panorama.

Nepal Lobuche milky way night sky panorama flash
Evening at Lobuche (4910m).


Nepal Lobuche panorama flash
Sunrise at Lobuche (11th day). Pumori and Nuptse are visible in the distance.


Nepal Himalaya Taboche Cholatse panorama flash
On our way from Lobuche to Leisyasa, we passed by the great walls of Taboche and Cholatse.


Nepal Himalaya Leisyasa panorama flash
Approaching the campsite.


Nepal Himalaya Leisyasa panorama flash
Campsite at Leisyasa (4860m). The ascent route to Cho La pass is visible in the distance.


Nepal Himalaya Leisyasa milky way night sky panorama flash
Night sky at Leisyasa.




The ascent of Cho La pass.

Nepal Himalaya Cho La glacier pass panorama flash
After a steep climb we approached the glacier of Cho La (12th day).


Nepal Himalaya Cho La glacier pass panorama flash
On the glacier of Cho La, approaching the pass.


Nepal Himalaya Cho La glacier pass panorama flash
On the pass of Cho La (5400m).





Nepal Himalaya Ngozumba glacier Ngozumpa panorama flash
While walking from Dragnag to Gokyo, we crossed the Ngozumba glacier. Cho Oyu (8201m) is visible in the distance.


Nepal Himalaya Gokyo Ri lake panorama flash Nepal Himalaya Cholatse Ngozumpa
On the 13th day we reached the town of Gokyo (4790m).


Nepal Gokyo Ri lake Ngozumba Ngozumpa glacier panorama flash Nepal Himalaya Everest summit Gokyo Ri
View from the summit of Gokyo Ri (5357m), from where four 8000-ers are visible:
Everest (image at right), Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu.



Nepal Himalaya Gokyo Ri lake Ngozumba Ngozumpa glacier panorama flash
Hi-res version of Gokyo Ri panorama.
Note the state of the Ngozumpa glacier, with it's debris covered surface and several glacial lakes.
Does climate change (especially global warming) play a role here? See e.g. this research project.
Glaciers are retreating in several places of the Himalya, see e.g. here and here.



Nepal Gokyo Ri lake panorama flash
View accross the lake of Gokyo (14th day).


Nepal Himalaya Dudh Koshi panorama flash
View of the valley of Dudh Koshi river, near Machherma. The summit of Cho Oyu is visible in the distance.


Nepal Himalaya mountains stars milky way zodiac zodiacal light night sky panorama flash Nepal Himalaya mountains stars milky way zodiac zodiacal light night sky little planet panorama
Under the stars near Machherma (4500m).
Both the Milky Way and the Zodiacal Light (light emanating from the ecliptic plane) are visible.
The image at right is a 'little planet' projection of the same panorama.



Nepal Himalaya mountains stars milky way zodiac zodiacal light night sky panorama flash
Annotated version.


Nepal Dole panorama flash
The group takes a lunch break at Dole (15th day).




They who did the hard work: the trekking crew (people and animals).

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Nepal Himalaya Mong La night sky Moon Ama Dablam panorama flash
Under the moon and above the clouds at Mong La (15th day). Ama Dablam is visible in the distance.


Nepal Lukla prayer wheel bhuddism panorama flash
Prayer wheel at Lukla.


Nepal Lukla airstrip panorama flash
The (steep) airstrip at Lukla (day 18).




Nepal Bhaktapur temple HDR panorama flash
Back in Kathmandu. Visiting Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Taumadhi square.
[This is a HDR pano, created from 3 panos shot in parallel, through -2Ev, 0, +2Ev bracketing]


Nepal Bhaktapur street HDR panorama flash
Drying rice (or grain?) on a street in Bhaktapur.


Nepal Bhaktapur street HDR panorama flash

Nepal Bhaktapur street HDR panorama flash
Street in Bhaktapur.




Fisheye photography Nepal Patan golden temple          Fisheye photography Nepal Patan golden temple
Inside the Golden Temple at Patan.

Nepal Patan Durbar Square temple HDR panorama flash
Temple on Durbar Square, Patan.





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