Everest Views

Posted Jun 22nd, 2009 under Photo Essay,

Soaring Vistas : Mount Everest (8848m)

Twilight at Mt Everest: The setting sun casting a golden glow above the pinnacles

Everest Advanced Base Camp
Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp (ABC) – Tibet side

Everest Base Camp – Tibet Side

Soaring above the clouds – Mount Everest as seen  from a flight to Tibet

Everest Expedition
View from the summit

Mount Everest & Gokyo Lake

Trekkers trudge up the Gokyo Lake

Everest from Gorak Shep
Everest as seen from Gorak Shep (5160m)

Prayer flags offering a colourful relief: at Kala Pattar –  Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekkers take a breather & enjoy the panoramic view of  Everest and Ama Dablam rearing up in the background

Mount Everest’s  north face , as seen from Rongbuk, Tibet

Panoramic view of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains

GKN Everest Mission in 2007 – Bear Grylls (of Discovery Channel’s ‘Man Vs Wild’ fame) flying in his paramotor in front of Everest

Everest Skydive
Everest Skydive – the most elite adventure on top of the world

View of Everest from aboard  Fishtail Air’s heli- flight over Mount Everest

To trek to the base of  Everest, to reach the summit of Everest, to fly atop Everest , to skydive above Everest, these are but some of the world’s best adventures  offered by Explore Himalaya. If you are eager to  participate in any of these  adventures , then contact us at enquiry@explorehimalaya.com.

UN Human Rights EBC Trek Group in Nepal

Posted Apr 20th, 2009 under Photo Essay,

Danish Human Rights EBC Trekking Group visit  PA(Prisoners Assistance) Nepal, Children’s Home in Sankhu

On 19th April , some of us  from Explore Himalaya accompanied Kipling Travels‘ Danish trekking group (who had trekked to EBC under the UN Human Rights banner) to Sankhu, located about 20 km away from Kathmandu.The group will donate a part of the funds raised from their trip to PA Nepal and some to Amnesty International.

PA Nepal  Children’s Home in SankhuThe home provides care and shelter to sixty children whose parents or parent are in prison. The home is run by social activist Indira Rana Magar. The unpainted building to the right is a school established by Indira for the children.She says, ” We had to open this school as the children were ocstracised while studying in other schools.Over here the teachers work under my guidance and the children gets to learn in an open and friendly environment.  Some children from the village also come to study over here.”

Indira Rana Magar, showing the visitors around

Group members interacting with the children

UN Human Rights Everest Trek Group in Nepal

Our trek to Everest Base Camp was really amazing, and that we were doing it for a special cause made this trip extra special… Nature and natural beauty in Nepal is really wonderful…I feel happy to be here among these kids . I think she (Indira Rana Magar) is really doing a great job of  raising them and taking care of them. We should all try to support and help her in this good work..Trine Moghaddam, Lab Technician, Novo Nordisk, Copenhagen

My mother is in jail and people call her a criminal, but I don’t consider her a criminal because she did what she had to do to feed and support us.In my eyes that’s not a crime…” –  Renu, an inmate of the home and daughter of a prisoner, sharing her story with the group

Children present a special program for the guests

Singing a  Danish song for the kids

The focus of our trek was to spread the message of universal Human Rights, and what better way to end our trip then with a visit here,  among these kids…–   Christian Iversen, Trek Leader, Kipling Travels, Denmark

[Photos: Usha Rai]

Cricket match in Everest

Posted Jan 28th, 2009 under Special Events, Tourism News,

After Skydiving, it’s a game of Cricket in Everest

 Everest is fast gaining ground as a favorite playground for sports, so it seems. Just a few months back Everest was in the news for the skydiving event. Now the region is again set to witness the world’s highest-ever cricket match, when two teams (Team Tenzing & Team Hillary)will battle it out in the high altitude grounds of Gorak Shep.

England captain Andrew Strauss is the honourary skipper of Team Tenzing, while England vice-captain Alastair Cook is doing likewise for Team Hillary.The teams, which include a handful of Australians and New Zealanders, hope to raise £250,000 for The Lord’s Taverners and The Himalayan Trust UK.The two teams are to make a nine-day expedition in April to Gorak Shep, a plateau 5,165 metres above sea level near the Everest base camp, for the record-breaking Twenty20 charity game. The Gorak Shep plateau is sandy, so the groundsmen will roll out a synthetic track to ensure a competitive game.

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