A perfect winter’s day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Wellington_(Tasmania)
Winter conditions can arrive at anytime of the year in these beautiful places.
This wilderness is irreplaceable, wild, pristine but endangered by those who do not understand, nor care, for its fragile nature. It is not a resource to be harvested. It is a heritage to be treasured and preserved for future generations of humans and wildlife.
The sudden change in pace from the mountains to the city overwhelms for the first day or two. Noisy traffic, crowded dusty streets, ancient and modern buildings filling every corner of this great city.
But the one constant that binds all Nepal together are the fluttering prayer flags – conveying the dreams, hopes and prayers of millions skyward to the gods and the mountains.
As you descend leaving Namche Bazaar, the well-worn EBC trail becomes lusher and greener. The yaks disappear and are replaced by bullocks. The harsh rock strewn terrain above 4000 metres is replaced by lush rainforest, tall trees and fast running icy rivers.
Rock and ice – the glacier is constantly on the move. The noise of crashing rocks and distant avalanches permeates the air.