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I had planned to go on the Everest Trek, all the way via Kala Pattar to the Everest Base Camp......but the change of temperatures from the Indian Thar desrt to Kathmandu during monsoon gave me a bad cold with fever. So I had to cancel my trekking dream, before I could start it.... But therefore I had two other opportunities to the one and only Mt.Everest.
My first view on this magnificent mountain was taken on my return flight from Bhutan. The clouds cover all the mountainrange with big names like Lhotse, Makalu and Choy Oyu - except one peak, the peak of the highest mountain of this planet, Mt.Everest.
This view is of course not what you can call watching by "fair means".
But my second possibility from Tingri/Tibet show a "fair" view on the mountain, called Qomolangma by Tibetans and Sagarmata by the Nepali people. We stood for ours in Tingri watching the Mt. Everest hiding behind clouds (hours, because the road was closed due to rebuilding anyway). Even if the was no perfect view on it, the scene of this montain range is incredibly fascinating!
Later, shortly behind Tingri Monsieur Forclaz from Switzerland took this picture and did not forget to send it to me. Mr. Forclaz deserves all the credit for capturing this beautiful moment!
You could say it is just another mountain......and since the base camp starts at a height of approx. 5.200m, the peak itself has just the same relative height from there (difference of 3.648m) like many other mountains.......BUT NO forget this idea!
This mountain really is so spectacular - it just catches you! You can understand why mountaineers get so posessed by this peak...it is fascinating!
Just take a look at this peak, can you imagine someone standing here while you fly past this place by plane?
You cant?!? Well, than check out my short clip: short summary clip
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