Helicopter from Kathmandu to Namche - Walking on the Top of the World #2





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Published on Oct 5, 2016

"Helicopter from Kathmandu to Namche" is a second part of the series named "Walking on the Top of the World" (with English subtitles). We did it! The Russian Himalayan Club expedition to Nepal, of four Russians and three Nepalese, has made it from Phakding to the top of Gokyo Ri peak (5360 meters above the sea level, which is higher than Mount Blanc). It is by no means the highest peak in the Himalayas, still, it is one of the highest destinations that could be reached by trekking. Anything above it requires a full-scale climbing gear. It was six days up the path along the white-water mountain rivers that, as we go higher, become glacier lakes and, eventually, glaciers. The expedition’s milestones are the helicopter trip to Phakding, entering the Sagaramatha National Park, crossing the one of the world’s highest suspension bridges at the Khumbu region, the first Everest view from the Everest View hotel, seeing the sacred Gokyo glacier lakes and, finally, climbing to the top of Gokyo Ri peak.

It has nothing to do, though, with altitudes achieved or distances covered. It is not just the physical transition up the path, a transition that could be measured in steps, miles or days. More tangible was not the fingerprints that we’ve left in the Himalayas but what the Himalayas have imprinted in our souls: the snow-covered mountain peaks, resembling walls in the skies, the fully blossom rhododendrons, the Himalayan cedars, the flamboyant dzobkes and the rogue yaks…

In this part of the ‘Walkin’ on the Top of the World’ you’ll ride a Eurocopter to reach Pakding flying over the dangerous Lamjura pass (altitude 3700 meters). You would enter the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park, home of Everest. You would walk over three suspension bridges spreading over the Dud-Koshi or the Milk river. You would also get to know the history of climbing the famous Eight thousanders as told by Sergey Vertelov. Finally, after a long, 600-meter way up the trail you would find yourself at Namche, the famous ‘sherpa capital’ of Nepal, located in a mountain bowl at 3600 meters above the sea level.
…but it all began in the early morning at ‘Tribhuvan’ airfield…


Comments • 16

интересная экхотика в этих горных остатках средневековья, кое что изучить можно в Мустанге. К примеру, во времена Римской империи Германские племена практиковали каннибализм, но римляне это явление научно не изучили.
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AlenaSUN Sotnikova
Коржик великолепен пропустил
Denis Vlasov
Серега это Дао с которым на Меру ходили?!!!
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Спасибо за интереснейшие видеозарисовки!
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Constantine P
скажите пожалуйста в какое время снято данное видео ? отличная погода и мало людей
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Pavel Mironov
Сергей, ваши видео как всегда смотрел с большим интересом. Скажите, а сколько сейчас стоит пермит в парк и заброска вертолетом из Катманду?
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