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By ovi  
Everest Base Camp Trek-October 2011, Dingboche (4530m) with two important peaks in the background: Thamserku (6608m) on the right hand side and Kangtega (6779m) on the left hand side-top picture; portering is the most common sense of living in Himalaya; adults, teenagers and even children boys and girls would get involved in a such strenous activity (portering) which will guarantee just enough income to make their survival in an extraordinary enviroment (Himalayan Plateau). Despite the regulations set up by the Himalayan Porters Union which allows porters to carry no more than 30kg per back, I witnessed during my trip the locals struggle to earn more in one go, breaking any rule, so therefore some of them will carry on their back enormous weights such as: sofas, armchairs, huge logs etc, while turists were struggling to carry their own rucksacs.

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Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 12:15PM
Amazing photo with alarming write up !Grin
15 Jan 2013 5:32PM
Superb image!
Some people people have to resort to undertake some incredible task in order to earn some money.

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