Trek from Machhermo (4450m) to Khumjung (3795m)
03 January 2006 - Departure time: 07:50, Rest: 12:00-13:00, Arrival time: 16:40
Trekking from Machhermo to Khumjung, descending to lower altitudes hosting more sherpa villages and still offering beautiful views on Ama Dablam and other mountains of the Himalaya.
Starting the trek from Machhermo, bound for Khumjung.
Photos of the trail connecting Machhermo to Khumjung.
The remains from a very ancient moraine on the bottom of this V shaped valley.
Some small refuges used by Sherpa when bringing yaks to high altitude pastures.
Trekking through Dole. If you would like to break the 8 hours long trek from Machhermo to Khumjung into two smaller parts, Dole may be a good place to overnight. This is particularly true if you are trekking the circuit in the opposite direction, to allow better acclimatization to higher altitudes.
Pictures of frozen waterfall.
Impressive frozen waterfalls.
A panoramic photo of Phortse, Ama Dablam and the mountains beyond.
Photo of Ama Dablam
Photo of Phortse and Ama Dablam.
Picture of Sherpa bringing heavy loads.
Just another beautiful picture of Ama Dablam.
The trail near Khumjung, descending into the village.
Arriving in Khumjung. One the right photo: the teahouse where I'm staying.
A beautiful sunset over Ama Dablam.