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    Great old pics
    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Everest-1971/i-LP6HBqG/0/XL/D71_8706-XL.jpg

    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Everest-1971/i-Md3qh4K/0/XL/D71_8707-XL.jpg

    Junbesi...
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    Another of Lobuje
    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Everest-1971/i-JKngFSg/0/XL/D71_8682-XL.jpg

    From the newly opened Japanese Hotel above Namche...
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    From Thyangboche..
    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Everest-1971/i-JtXjQmf/0/XL/D71_8672-XL.jpg

    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Everest-1971/i-HRRBWMb/0/XL/D71_8673-XL.jpg
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    These photos are from a trek to Everest base camp in early 1971.

    Namche..
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    another......
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    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-mk78xCk/0/XL/D71_8610_01-XL.jpg

    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-LMFN9tx/0/XL/D71_8609_01-XL.jpg
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    Looks to be Annapurna South in the distance
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    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-jkWGKTg/0/XL/D71_8585_01-XL.jpg

    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-w6s6NHx/0/XL/D71_8586_01-XL.jpg

    Nice forest in the...
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    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-WJQ6Rpd/0/XL/D71_8576_01-XL.jpg

    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-RcB5dzS/0/XL/D71_8578_01-XL.jpg
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    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-sfW5tDk/0/XL/D71_8570_01-XL.jpg

    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-Rzr5pDt/0/XL/D71_8572_01-XL.jpg
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    A few more;
    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-wfLWCsh/0/XL/D71_8564_01-XL.jpg

    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-Ncj2C4h/0/XL/D71_8560_01-XL.jpg
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    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-MkVBMtz/0/X2/D71_8549_01-X2.jpg

    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-KbgZNWX/0/X2/D71_8558_01-X2.jpg

    I believe one of the...
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    I really like this pic
    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-8PC9qS2/0/X2/D71_8552_01-X2.jpg

    https://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal-1970s/Annapurna/i-KNCHNgc/0/X2/D71_8553_01-X2.jpg
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    I have been given some boxes of slides that were taken by friends of my wife's grandparents from their travels to Nepal in the 1970s. There are slides from a trek labelled "Annapurna", another box of...
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    Hi Walker59, glad I inspired you to dig out more old pics, hopefully we'll inspire others to do the same.
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    KTM bus park

    http://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal/i-Mq9RtkR/0/X2/D71_4951-X2.jpg

    Possibly Bhaktapur? Spent a couple of days doing day trips on a bicycle from KTM. Was intrigued by the scaffolding....
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    The kids

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    The amount of work in these dry stacked stone dwellings....unbelievable.
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    Second crack at Annapurna Sanctuary

    http://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal/i-vPTsP7W/0/X2/D71_4766-X2.jpg

    Plenty of snow, only two rooms had been partially cleared of snow in the lodge
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    Dingboche acclimitisation day trip from Pheriche

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    Another view of Namche
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    Namche

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    The waitlisted passenger queue. After waiting 3 days I bagged the last seat on a flight as I was the lightest passenger -...
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    Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you're enjoying them. How different is the trekking these days? I imagine the trails won't have changed much, just the facilities and hopefully the hygiene?

    I...
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    Pheriche

    http://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal/i-CHP8m55/0/X2/D71_4854-X2.jpg

    Late evening from Pheriche

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    And one of the big...
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    I loved the work these carpenters produced with only hand tools

    http://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal/i-xShNVhb/0/X2/D71_4826-X2.jpg

    http://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal/i-XJwf6Tb/0/X2/D71_4828-X2.jpg...
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    Thamel

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    Other than coming down with dysentry, these buses were the worst part of the trip. Did not enjoy them one bit!
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    A few more copied..

    Pokhara

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    http://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal/i-sg69v39/0/X2/D71_4787-X2.jpg

    Thamel
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    We still have a laugh over when we were asked to leave the lodge as the family were off to a wedding!

    http://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Nepal/i-9F3ZzMG/0/X2/D71_4733-X2.jpg

    Somewhere near Naudanda I...
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