KathmanduNepal's capital city, Kathmandu, serves as the launching point for nearly every Everest expedition.
Hindu SadhusTo take their photo, pay one of the Hindu Sadhus a dollar at Kathmandu's Pashupatinath, the ancient Hindu temple where bodies are cremated in the open.
The Swayambhunath monasteryThe Swayambhunath monastery in Nepal–the city's most likely place to be shaken down by a macaque for snack food.
Boudha Stupa ThankaA Nepalese girl paints in Kathmandu's Boudha Stupa Thanka Center.
LuklaHimalayan views flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, the closet "major" airport to Everest.
Stephan RaiA common sight on the trail: a kid carrying leaves for firewood and incense. Stephan Rai, 15, works near Lukla at the Hilltop Lodge in exchange for schooling at a lower secondary school.
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