These photos of the Nepal Himalaya are arranged traveling roughly east-to-west, mostly along the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT). You can get excellent information about the GHT at my friend, Robin Boustead's, website:

The last series of 40 photos was taken in the Khumbu region during the 2013 Mountain Mind trek, staying at YMH lodges; more information is available on the Mountain Mind Retreats page.

Farmhouse at start of Kanchenjunga trek

Young girl washing by trail

Village children work hard

Rain en route to Kanchenjunga

Porters work hard

Ghunsa Temple

Jannu in mist

Jannu up close

Ghunsa lodgekeeper's family

Ghunsa schoolchildren dancing

Our guide, Pema, joined them

Kanchenjunga glacier(s)

Kanchenjunga Glacier stretches miles

Gathering firewood


Looking from Lhonak down-valley towards Ghunsa

Banner Peak and Kanchenjunga from Tengkoma

Banner Peak

Tengkoma base camp

Banner Peak from Tengkoma

seen up close

A last look back at Kanchenjunga massif

cold on the Nango La between Ghunsa and Olang


leaving Olang

Lhumba Samba

Lhumba Samba view looking east toward Jannu and Kanchenjunga

Lhumba Samba view looking west toward Makalu

Makalu above the clouds

heading down toward Thudam

Village women do most of the work

Village woman

Shikari "cave" for storm shelter

Villager insisted on having his picture taken

looking up at Makalu from base camp


Makalu panorama

Ice cave view of Makalu

What a place to do qigong...

Standing meditation

Heading for the col

Robin and Bob with Makalu behind

From Makalu to Amphu




from Makalu to Amphu via Sherpani Col





Panch Pokhari

Lake before Amphu


Climbing up to Amphu Lapsta

Amphu area


On top of Amphu Lapsta

Cho Oyu

Everest from Gokyo area

Everest with jet stream

Gokyo Lakes

Below Renjo La

Renjo La

Temple in Thame

Eastern approach to Tashi Lapsta

Looking up at trail toward Tashi Lapsta

Looking north between Thame and Renjo La


Waterfall in Khumbu

Khumbu lodge

Khumbu waterfall

Sunset over Lukla

Tso Rolpo on west side of Tashi Lapsta

Melungtse Panorama



Interior of Ramding temple

Ramding on a clear day

River camp, rhododenrons

River camp, rhododenrons

Approaching Simigaon

Simigaon temple

Simi temple mural

Simi temple prayer wheel

Gaurishankar seen from Simi

Simigaon boy

View on Langtang massif at start of Tilman Pass trek

Rhododendron forest

On the trail to Tilman's

Clear weather after a storm

below Tilman's, looking back

Starting up south side of Tilman's

Climbing Tilman's

How glaciers cut rock

Glacier descending from Tilman's

Langshisa Kharka sunset

Langshisa Kharka sunset

Kyangjin gompa

Mt near Kyangjin

Near Kyangjin

Climbing Tsergo Ri

View from Tsergo Ri

At summit of Tsergo Ri

Leaving Kyanjin heading for Langtang

near Kyangjin Gompa

Water driven prayer wheels

Happy Kyangjin Lodgekeeper

Waterfall in Langtang

Langtang terraces

On trail near Thulo Syabre

Ganesh Himal view a little ways from Thulo Syabre

Green fields at start of Manaslu trek


Beginning of Manaslu trek

Water prayer wheel

Mandala on roof of village entrance gate

Typical trailside shrine

Artwork on Mani Wall


Local children peek into the tent

Village Child

One foot in Nepal, one in Tibet

Taking yaks across the Larkya La

Peaks surrounding Larkya La

Gateway to Nar and Phu

Phu temple interior

Phu, a classic Tibetan village

Approach to Phu

A waterfall and cave passage to Shangri-la

Entrance to Phu

View of Phu

Villager with Prayer Wheel

The gompa at Phu

Phu rooftops

Trail between Nar and Phu

Why not?


Village children - happiness higher than mountains

Prayer Wheels, Sacred and Mundane

Sunset behind mountains

2013 Mt Mind - Bodhinath

Kathmandu Sight

Shambhala Hotel Entry

Shambhala Hotel

Near Durbar Square



Trekkers ready to begin

YMH Lukla Dining Room

Fertile farms in spring

First Day on the Trail

Rhododendrons in blossom

YMH Lodge

At the Bridge

Following the River

A glimpse of Thamserku

Along the Trail

Goodbye to Phakding

Porter on Bridge

Namche Sunrise

The Group at Namche National Park

Qigong at Namche Natl Park

Qigong outside Namche

Qigong outside Namche

Leaving Namche

Nunnery on way to Thame

Trail to Kongde

Kangtega Thamserku

Arrival at YMH Thame

YMH Thame Courtyard

YMH Thame from Above

Qigong at YMH Thame

Heading up to Thame Gompa

Thame Gompa Prayer Wheels

Thame Gompa Plaza

Qigong at Thame Gompa

Qigong at Thame gompa

Anne in Bloom

Nepali Boy

Turning the Prayer Wheel - Safe Journeys