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The peak on the right is Lhotse, the 4th highest mountain in the world, as seen from the trail to Everest base camp. The massive, 8,000m high ridge of Nuptse extends to the left, hiding all but the very peak of Everest, which is just visible about 1/3 of the way in from the left. The clouds around the peak are a regular feature of these mountains. They are so high that they create their own weather, trailing clouds from their peaks on even the clear days.

The trail is visible in the foreground, with one of the many chortens, with some prayer stones at the base. You are supposed to keep this on your left when you pass it (for luck), so the trail splits and goes to both sides, so you can pass on the right, depending on whether you are going up or down.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 61 N: 5920] (26545)
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