Nepal - Robert Downie
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Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar at dawn with the Kwangde peaks lit up by the first rays of light. It is located in the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. The village is 3,440 metres (11,286 ft) at its low point. Traditionally a trading post for the Khumbu region to exchange yak cheese and butter with agricultural goods grown at lower altitudes it has become a major climbing and trekking hub. Access is still via foot from Lukla as there is no vehicle navigable roads and no passenger airport. Shot on Fuji Velvia slide film.

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