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A yak herder. Bells tied to the yaks' necks rang as they ambled along.
Elaborate gateway to the Tengboche Monastery. Trekkers and mountain climbers left their backpacks outside before entering the monastery to attend a prayer session by monks.
The white domed structure is a chorten, an important religious monument in Buddhism. It holds precious Buddhist relics and sometimes even preserved bodies of renowned lamas.
View from the Monastery in Tengboche showing some of its satellite structures. Elevation: 12,687 ft.
Another view from the monastery showing the gateway, the chorten and buildings in the distance.
Evening at Tengboche. Mount Everest (grey, in the middle of the range, and farthest away) looks small.