Our hotel in Sikkim, really nice.
Hotel in Sikkim.
Lisa in Sikkim, holding fresh ginger..
Our driver and guide in Sikkim.
You should have seen the other spider!
Temple on left, Rice fields everywhere. Sikkim.
The temples always get the best locations!
Darjeeling, entirely built on Himalayan ridges.
Tibetan woman spinning wool.
Ok, so we saw this in a tea factory in the customer showroom. Me thinks they should not have this book out for customers to see!
Darjeeling, tea factory. This is how tea gets bagged.
The 'toy' train in Darjeeling, winds its way through the city..small guage railway built by the British.
Sunrise on the ridges.
Sunrise from Tiger Hill, Darjeeling.
Inside a Buddhist temple.
View of Kanchenjunga, third highest peak in the world.
Darjeeling with Kanchenjunga in the background.
Day 1 of trek...short but straight up.
First view of Everest, framed on either side by two other top ten peaks, Lhotse on left and Makalu on right.
On the trek....
View of the trail we had been on that day...
Our lodging for the night...looks more 'luxurious' than it was. Very, very steep to get up there at the end of a 15 mile day.
There was a multi-day 100 mile race going on up on the trail, this woman with Lisa was the oldest in the race at 70 years old!
Sunrise at the top of the ridge, looking east.
Kanchenjunga from the top of the ridge, right after sunrise.
Sunrise view of the top of the world...Of the group in the center, Llotse on the left, Everest in center, Makalu on right.
Lisa on the ridge, Everest group in the background.
Good view of Everest group at sunrise. Llotse, Everest, Makalu. The one on the far right isn't in top 10 peaks, but still plenty big!
Yours truly, Everest group in background.
Last one I promise!
Lisa with our guide.
View after sunrise.
Plenty to look at, that's for sure...
Closeup of Kanchenjunga. The mountain is off limits to climbers now, for religious reasons.
One of our hosts up on the ridge.
This was the kitchen...primitive, but the food was tasty.
One of the huts, down off the ridge.
One of the guides, who also cooked for us.
The day's route.
We came down out of those woods.