Sherpani Col, West Col and Amphu Labtsa, Makalu BC Photos

Thanks to Rajendra from www.mountainsunvalley.com for making this grand adventure a reality! It was the toughest trek in Nepal. It went without any problems and we finished it in less time than we planned.

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 The end of the road, we walk from here

The end of the road, we walk from here

 Arun River

Arun River

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 Sunrise over Kangchendzonga

Sunrise over Kangchendzonga

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 Chamlang

Chamlang

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 High pass (over 4,000m) in very cold wind and snow just before the Barun River Valley

High pass (over 4,000m) in very cold wind and snow just before the Barun River Valley

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 Approaching Makalu BC, Chamlang

Approaching Makalu BC, Chamlang

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 Chamlang and satellite peak of Baruntse on the right

Chamlang and satellite peak of Baruntse on the right

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 Chamlang

Chamlang

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 Makalu

Makalu

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 Makalu

Makalu

 Makalu BC, the proper BC is further up the glacier

Makalu BC, the proper BC is further up the glacier

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 Makalu

Makalu

 Makalu

Makalu

 Makalu

Makalu

 Sunset on Makalu

Sunset on Makalu

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 Makalu BC

Makalu BC

 The Barun Glacier, at the head of the glacier is Lhotse Shar and the Lhotse/Everest massif

The Barun Glacier, at the head of the glacier is Lhotse Shar and the Lhotse/Everest massif

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 Lhotse Shar and Lhotse

Lhotse Shar and Lhotse

 From left to right: Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Everest

From left to right: Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Everest

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 Any camp en route to Sherpani Col

Any camp en route to Sherpani Col

 Sandy camp

Sandy camp

 Lhotse/Everest massif from the Sandy camp

Lhotse/Everest massif from the Sandy camp

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 Makalu and the Barun glacier

Makalu and the Barun glacier

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 Sherpani Col camp and Makalu The prominent West Rib is in the centre

Sherpani Col camp and Makalu The prominent West Rib is in the centre

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 Sherpani Col - a small rock climb at 6,100m

Sherpani Col - a small rock climb at 6,100m

 Climb to Sherpani Col

Climb to Sherpani Col

 The narrow rib of Sherpani Col

The narrow rib of Sherpani Col

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 Sherpani Col and Baruntse

Sherpani Col and Baruntse

 West Col from the Shaerpani Col. The snow/ice plateau is at 6,000m

West Col from the Shaerpani Col. The snow/ice plateau is at 6,000m

 Camp 2 for the Baruntse Climb

Camp 2 for the Baruntse Climb

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 The snow/ice plateau between Sherpani Col and West Col at 6,000m

The snow/ice plateau between Sherpani Col and West Col at 6,000m

 Descent from Sherpani Col

Descent from Sherpani Col

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 On the ice plateau between Sherpania nd West Cols

On the ice plateau between Sherpania nd West Cols

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 Climbing Baruntse

Climbing Baruntse

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 Baruntse

Baruntse

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 Baruntse and the trail to the top - it seems so close (it is not!)

Baruntse and the trail to the top - it seems so close (it is not!)

 Approaching West Col

Approaching West Col

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 Baruntse camp 2 at 6,100m

Baruntse camp 2 at 6,100m

 Honku Valley - Ama Dablam in the Centre

Honku Valley - Ama Dablam in the Centre

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 Mt. Menlungtse in Tibet front the West Col

Mt. Menlungtse in Tibet front the West Col

 Looking down from West Col Pass at 6,150m. Descending from the West Col with a spectacular panorama of high Himalaya.

Looking down from West Col Pass at 6,150m. Descending from the West Col with a spectacular panorama of high Himalaya.

 Descent from West Col at 6,150m

Descent from West Col at 6,150m

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 The west wall of Mt. Baruntse

The west wall of Mt. Baruntse

 Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam

 Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam

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 The rocky descent from the West Col from 6,150m to 5,900m

The rocky descent from the West Col from 6,150m to 5,900m

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 Baruntse basecamp at around 5,400m

Baruntse basecamp at around 5,400m

 Baruntse from the Baruntse BC

Baruntse from the Baruntse BC

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 En route from Baruntse BC to Amphu Labtsa Pass camp

En route from Baruntse BC to Amphu Labtsa Pass camp

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 Chamlang on the left and Hinku valley in the centre

Chamlang on the left and Hinku valley in the centre

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 Ascending to Amphu Labtsa pass

Ascending to Amphu Labtsa pass

 Ascending to Amphu Labtsa Pass

Ascending to Amphu Labtsa Pass

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 The south face of Lhotse with Mt. Everest peaking from behind the ridge,

The south face of Lhotse with Mt. Everest peaking from behind the ridge,

 Looking back at Chamlang and the Hinku Valley from Amphu Labtsa Pass.

Looking back at Chamlang and the Hinku Valley from Amphu Labtsa Pass.

 On Amphu Labtsa Pass

On Amphu Labtsa Pass

 Very steep descent from Amphu Labtsa Pass with Lhotse South wall dominating the skyline

Very steep descent from Amphu Labtsa Pass with Lhotse South wall dominating the skyline

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 Very steep descent from Amphu Labtsa Pass 5,900m

Very steep descent from Amphu Labtsa Pass 5,900m

 Looking down from Amphu Labts Pass, 5,900m

Looking down from Amphu Labts Pass, 5,900m

 Mt. Cholatse

Mt. Cholatse

 Mt. Cholatese, Mt. Cho Oyu (in the distance left of centre) and Lhotse massif on the right

Mt. Cholatese, Mt. Cho Oyu (in the distance left of centre) and Lhotse massif on the right

 Summit of Lhotse

Summit of Lhotse

 The memorial to the Polish climbers who dies on Lhotse in 1980s.

The memorial to the Polish climbers who dies on Lhotse in 1980s.

 Pheriche village and Mt. Cholatse

Pheriche village and Mt. Cholatse

 Ama Dablam from Pheriche

Ama Dablam from Pheriche

 Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam

 En route to Namche Bazar

En route to Namche Bazar

 Nuptse, Lhotse and Mt. Everest from Tangboche Monastery

Nuptse, Lhotse and Mt. Everest from Tangboche Monastery

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 Namche Bazar and the valley leading to Renjo La Pass and Rowaling

Namche Bazar and the valley leading to Renjo La Pass and Rowaling

 Quick way home!

Quick way home!

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