Nepal's capital city, Kathmandu, serves as the launching point for nearly every Everest expedition.
To 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 monastery
The Swayambhunath monastery in Nepal–the city's most likely place to be shaken down by a macaque for snack food.
Boudha Stupa Thanka
A Nepalese girl paints in Kathmandu's Boudha Stupa Thanka Center.
Himalayan views flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, the closet "major" airport to Everest.
A 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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