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By ovi  
Everest Base Camp Trek-October 2011, approaching Lobuche Village (4930m) with a stunning view of Pumori (7165m) on the left hand side followed by Lingtren (6697m), Khumbutse (6640m) in the centre and the ridge of Nuptse (7879m) on the right hand side; 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.

Tags: Photo journalism Porters Everest Nuptse Everest base camp Portering Pumori Lingtren Khumbutse

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mdiniz 15 2 Brazil
16 Jan 2013 5:06PM
What a wonderful light.

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Meheecho 7 275 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 5:07PM
Stunning light and colours

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