Robert R. Fenichel


Nepal (not Kathmandu), 1978-1988

I first visited Nepal in 1978, joining an expedition to climb Island Peak (6189m; the official name of the peak is Imja Tse, but even the locals know it as Island Peak).  We took about 3 weeks to fly from Kathmandu to Jiri, walk through Namche Bazar (prayer wheels, AR_20), Thangboche, and Dingboche, climb the mountain (summit cone, R_07), walk out to Lukla, and fly back to Kathmandu.

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          AR_20                          R_07

  In 1979, we took about 4 weeks to walk east from from Barabise to the Bhote Koshi (village interior, AC_10), and then up the Rolwaling Chhu (view of Gaurisankar, AD_12) through Beding and Na (4180m; camp, AH_13), over the Trasi Labtsa to Namche and finally down to Lukla to fly out.  Along the way, we climbed the funny-looking Ramdang Go (5925m; four climbers on ridge, AG_18; approaching the summit dome, AH_02) and attempted Pacharmo (6274m; AL_20).

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AC_10              AD12                         AG_18                                   AH_02            

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AH_13                              AL_20

In 1985, I joined a commercial trek in a 3-week clockwise walk on the crowded trails around Annapurna.  From Pokhara, we went up the Kali Gandaki (sluice at Ghasa, BM_17; surreal breakfast table at Larjung, BN_12; children of Larjung, BN_15) to Kagbeni, then through Muktinath to the Thorung La (5416m; Chhulu West from the Thorung La, BQ_16), and finally down the Marsyangdi (women carrying hay in Braga, BS_09; Pisang Peak, BT_10) and out to Dhumre.

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    BM_17                   BN_12                         BN_15                                  BQ_16  

BS_09.jpg (224831 bytes)    BT_10.jpg (104419 bytes)

                         BS_09                                         BT_10

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Images on this page 1978, 1979, and 1985 by Robert R. Fenichel  

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