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Nepal: On Tilman’s footprints to the Everest

Posted in Hasselblad XPan Photographie - Chronologie by Stimm on March 31, 2013

Some promised Hasselblad XPan photos  from the remote trekking route Tumlingtar-Lukla.
The route follows – Salpa Bhanjyang – Gudel – Bung – Surki La – Sibuje – Panggom La – Panggom – Kharikola.

It’s a trek on the footprints of Mr. Tilman. He done the first “Explorer Cross” from east to west and was searching the entrance into the Everest valley with the Dudh Koshi, starting in the eastern flatlands of the Himalaya .


1. Two men offers their knowledge in blanket repairs, moving from village to village

2. A large hanging bridge over the river Arun

3. The little village Phedi at the foot of the Salpa Bhanjyang pass

4. Near Chewabesi is sitting a man binding a carry basket

5. The way through rice paddies up to the settlement Gothe Bazar

6. A massive house at an altitude of 2900m in Panggom

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7. View from Panggom on Karelung (6530m) and Kwangde (6187m)
8. Porter carry three heavy wood trusses over the pass Panggom La (3174m)

Best, Andreas Stimm