Here is a picture of one of the
largest and most breathtaking lakes we found high on the Kongma La pass with
the immense North-West face of Ama Dablam in the background. This blue lake
can be found at an altitude of 5250m and the shore is sometimes used as a high
campsite for climbing the 5800m high trekking peak Pokalde.
This is a picture of one of
the many lakes we encountered high up on the Kongma La pass. This time with
the three ladies climbing the slopes and Ama Dablam in the background.
This picture was taken at the
top of the Kongma La pass, at approximately 5540m high. From left to right you
can see Nima Doma Sherpa, Lakpa Kongle Sherpa, Kandu Sherpa and Elselien te
Hennepe. Those are prayer flags fluttering in the breeze in the upper right of
the photo. Its a common practice in Sherpa culture to string prayer flags in
high passes to bring good luck to climbers and trekkers.
This picture shows the view
from the top down the steeper Lobuche side of the Kongma La pass. In the
distance of the photo, you can see the village of Lobuche. We descended down
this side, crossed the great Kumbu Glacier, or Kumbu Tokpa in Sherpa to the
village of Lobuche. Crossing this long and high, but amazingly beautiful,
almost deserted pass was yet another great experience on this trip!
Earlier Update and background
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