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Feeding Everest_3

By ovi
Everest Base Camp Trek-October 2011, on the route from Tengboche (3780m) to Dingboche (4530m) with the ridge of Nuptse (7861m) and the triangle peak Lhotse (8516m) on the right side in the background : 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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Excellent! The type of photos I like: full of interest + well taken.

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Ian G W 13 396 3 England
3 Jan 2013 12:49PM
Great pic and interesting background info.

3 Jan 2013 1:20PM
Superb details.
WhiteRose1 Plus
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3 Jan 2013 2:48PM
An excellent series.

ovi 12 11 1 Romania
3 Jan 2013 3:30PM
Thank you every one for commenting or simply voting this one x!
Best regards,
Came back for another look + give you my User Award. A superb image!

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