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New Tingri - Mt. Everest

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Early morning departure from New Tingri for Everest Base Camp
Early morning departure from New Tingri for Everest Base Camp
Shegar, early in the morning
Shegar, early in the morning
Shadow rolling along the Friendship Highway
Shadow rolling along the Friendship Highway
Mount Everest turnoff from the Friendship Highway at km 5145
Mount Everest turnoff from the Friendship Highway at km 5145
Morning light against the mountains of Pang-la Pass
Morning light against the mountains of Pang-la Pass
Qomolangma National Nature Preserve, Mount Everest Base Camp - 101 km
Qomolangma National Nature Preserve, Mount Everest Base Camp - 101 km
Qomolangma is a Sacred Mountain that requires your care
Qomolangma is a Sacred Mountain that requires your care
Mount Everest Checkpoint, Chay village (4300 m)
Mount Everest Checkpoint, Chay village (4300 m)
The new road to Mount Everest over Pang-la Pass
The new road to Mount Everest over Pang-la Pass
Early morning drive up Pang-la Pass
Early morning drive up Pang-la Pass
Climbing Pang-la Pass on the New Tingri-Everest Base Camp road
Climbing Pang-la Pass on the New Tingri-Everest Base Camp road
The road snaking up Pang-la Pass (5120m - 16,797 ft)
The road snaking up Pang-la Pass (5120m - 16,797 ft)
The road is unpaved but in good repair
The road is unpaved but in good repair
Full range of the Great Himalaya 60 km away from the summit of Pang-la Pass
Full range of the Great Himalaya 60 km away from the summit of Pang-la Pass
Prayer flags marking the summit of Pang-la Pass 5120m (16,797 ft)
Prayer flags marking the summit of Pang-la Pass 5120m (16,797 ft)
Mount Everest 8848m (29,028ft) and Lhotse 8516 metres (27,940 ft), 60 km from the summit of Pang-la Pass
Mount Everest 8848m (29,028ft) and Lhotse 8516 metres (27,940 ft), 60 km from the summit of Pang-la Pass
Cho Oyu 8201m (26,906 ft) from Pang-la Pass
Cho Oyu 8201m (26,906 ft) from Pang-la Pass
Gyachung Kang 7952m (26,089 ft) from Pang-la Pass
Gyachung Kang 7952m (26,089 ft) from Pang-la Pass
Chomo Lonzo 7780m and Makalu 8463m (27,765 ft) both on the left, with an unknown peak on the right, seen from Pang-la Pass
Chomo Lonzo 7780m and Makalu 8463m (27,765 ft) both on the left, with an unknown peak on the right, seen from Pang-la Pass
On the right, Cho Oyu 8201m and left, Gyachung Kang 7952m
On the right, Cho Oyu 8201m and left, Gyachung Kang 7952m
Gyachung Kang 7952m from Pang-la Pass
Gyachung Kang 7952m from Pang-la Pass
Mt Everest rises high above a low cloud deck obsuring the valley south of Pang-la Pass
Mt Everest rises high above a low cloud deck obsuring the valley south of Pang-la Pass
Great Himalaya Range from Pang-la Pass
Great Himalaya Range from Pang-la Pass
Make your dreams come true at the Qomolangma Nature Reserve
Make your dreams come true at the Qomolangma Nature Reserve
Souvenir shop, Pang-la Pass
Souvenir shop, Pang-la Pass
The road down Pang-la Pass
The road down Pang-la Pass
Dozens of switchbacks on the south side of Pang-la Pass
Dozens of switchbacks on the south side of Pang-la Pass
Impressive road down the south side of Pang-la Pass with the Great Himalaya Range above a cloud layer
Impressive road down the south side of Pang-la Pass with the Great Himalaya Range above a cloud layer
I'm not sure when this road opened but it looks new
I'm not sure when this road opened but it looks new
Road down Pang-la Pass with On the right, Cho Oyu 8201m and left, Gyachung Kang 7952m
Road down Pang-la Pass with On the right, Cho Oyu 8201m and left, Gyachung Kang 7952m
This beats the road across the Andes from Mendoza to Chile for curves
This beats the road across the Andes from Mendoza to Chile for curves
Looking up the south side of Pang-la Pass
Looking up the south side of Pang-la Pass
Slipping below some clouds
Slipping below some clouds
Descending Pang-la Pass - at least we know it's clear by Everest
Descending Pang-la Pass - at least we know it's clear by Everest
Sunlight through a break in the clouds south of Pang-la Pass
Sunlight through a break in the clouds south of Pang-la Pass
The New Tingri - Rongphu road descending towards the Dzaka Valley
The New Tingri - Rongphu road descending towards the Dzaka Valley
Ruins nearing the Dzaka Valley
Ruins nearing the Dzaka Valley
Narrow tunnel. New Tingri-EBC Road
Narrow tunnel. New Tingri-EBC Road
Road blasted through a narrow tunnel
Road blasted through a narrow tunnel
Good thing no one is coming the other way
Good thing no one is coming the other way
The road approaching the tunnel just before Yungya Hamlet
The road approaching the tunnel just before Yungya Hamlet
Yungya Hamlet tunnel
Yungya Hamlet tunnel
The first small village south of Pang-la Pass, Yungya Hamlet
The first small village south of Pang-la Pass, Yungya Hamlet
The road continues towards Everest Base Camp
The road continues towards Everest Base Camp
House among ruins, New Tingri to Everest Base Camp road
House among ruins, New Tingri to Everest Base Camp road
More ruins along the New Tingri - Rongphu road
More ruins along the New Tingri - Rongphu road
Ruins of a fort or monastery, km 46
Ruins of a fort or monastery, km 46
Cave dwelling
Cave dwelling
Ruins of a fort or monastery, km 46
Ruins of a fort or monastery, km 46
Many small caves punctuate the mountainside
Many small caves punctuate the mountainside
The extensive ruins here look they they could have warranted further exploration
The extensive ruins here look they they could have warranted further exploration
Ruins of a fort or monastery, km 46
Ruins of a fort or monastery, km 46
These ruins are at km 46 on the New Tingri-Everest Base Camp road
These ruins are at km 46 on the New Tingri-Everest Base Camp road
Ruins on the New Tingri - Everest road
Ruins on the New Tingri - Everest road
Erosion
Erosion
Zhaxizong Village, Garma Valley left, Mount Everest straight ahead
Zhaxizong Village, Garma Valley left, Mount Everest straight ahead
Zhaxizong Village (this may also be called Pedruk, Phadruk, Tashi Dzom or Peruche)
Zhaxizong Village (this may also be called Pedruk, Phadruk, Tashi Dzom or Peruche)
Zhaxizong Village
Zhaxizong Village
Leaving Zhaxizong Village for Everest Base Camp (Pedruk)
Leaving Zhaxizong Village for Everest Base Camp (Pedruk)
Small village at the base of an eroded hillside, Dzaka Valley
Small village at the base of an eroded hillside, Dzaka Valley
The Everest Base Camp road passing through the Dzaka Valley
The Everest Base Camp road passing through the Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Tibetan village, Dzaka Valley
Flat Tire! To be honest, I'm amazed the ancient Land Cruiser made it this far
Flat Tire! To be honest, I'm amazed the ancient Land Cruiser made it this far
While the driver set about changing the tire, I starting walking down the road
While the driver set about changing the tire, I starting walking down the road
This is around km 57 on the New Tingri - Everest Base Camp road
This is around km 57 on the New Tingri - Everest Base Camp road
Ruins of a fort on a hill above the village where we got the flat tire
Ruins of a fort on a hill above the village where we got the flat tire
The fort is about 2 km prior to Pagsum Hamlet
The fort is about 2 km prior to Pagsum Hamlet
A pair of shrines with prayer flags roadside at the base of the fort
A pair of shrines with prayer flags roadside at the base of the fort
I decided it didn't look worth climbing so I set off down the road
I decided it didn't look worth climbing so I set off down the road
Dzaka Valley
Dzaka Valley
Dzaka Valley
Dzaka Valley
Dzaka Valley
Dzaka Valley
KM 58 of the New Tingri - Everest Base Camp Road
KM 58 of the New Tingri - Everest Base Camp Road
Mt Everest comes back into view for the first time since descending the Pang-la Pass
Mt Everest comes back into view for the first time since descending the Pang-la Pass
Interesing geology, Dzaka Valley
Interesing geology, Dzaka Valley
Folded mountain, Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
Folded mountain, Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
Mount Everest from the Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
Mount Everest from the Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
Mount Everest from the Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
Mount Everest from the Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
Small yak
Small yak
Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
Dzaka Valley near Pagsum
The next town, Pagsum Hamlet coming into view...good, I can use a Coke
The next town, Pagsum Hamlet coming into view...good, I can use a Coke
Pagsum Hamlet, Tibet
Pagsum Hamlet, Tibet
Tire fixed, here comes the Land Cruiser
Tire fixed, here comes the Land Cruiser
Tibetan house on the edge of Pagsum Hamlet
Tibetan house on the edge of Pagsum Hamlet
Tibetan house on the edge of Pagsum Hamlet
Tibetan house on the edge of Pagsum Hamlet
Main Street, Pagsum (Pasum) Hamlet
Main Street, Pagsum (Pasum) Hamlet
Traditional Tibetan house, Pagsum Hamlet
Traditional Tibetan house, Pagsum Hamlet
Pagsum Hamlet
Pagsum Hamlet
Tibetan man driving a horse cart
Tibetan man driving a horse cart
Ruins in front of snow capped mountains
Ruins in front of snow capped mountains
Yak with a snow capped mountain, km 71, just prior to Quzong Hamlet
Yak with a snow capped mountain, km 71, just prior to Quzong Hamlet
Yak with a snow capped mountain and glacier
Yak with a snow capped mountain and glacier
Quzong Hamlet, km 72
Quzong Hamlet, km 72
Anywhere else, that snow capped peak would be famous...here's it's just a hill
Anywhere else, that snow capped peak would be famous...here's it's just a hill
Checkpoint at the junction of the New Tingri and Old Tingri roads
Checkpoint at the junction of the New Tingri and Old Tingri roads
The final push to Everest Base Camp
The final push to Everest Base Camp
North slope of the Himalaya between Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang (N28.1067/E86.706) at around 25,200 ft
North slope of the Himalaya between Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang (N28.1067/E86.706) at around 25,200 ft
The road just before it turns slightly left to Everest
The road just before it turns slightly left to Everest
The valley leading to Rongphu and Everest Base Camp
The valley leading to Rongphu and Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest coming back into view as we near Rongphu
Mount Everest coming back into view as we near Rongphu
A beautiful clear day as we arrive at Mt Everest
A beautiful clear day as we arrive at Mt Everest
Steep snowy ridge off to the right nearing Rongphu
Steep snowy ridge off to the right nearing Rongphu
Don't know what the name or elevation of this one is...
Don't know what the name or elevation of this one is...
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