A group of hikers en route to the Everest View Hotel against the picturesque backdrop of Thamserku (6,608m).
Ama Dablam (6,812m), which means "mother's necklace", soars proudly on the horizon. Its unmistakable shape has earned it the moniker "Matterhorn of the Himalayas", owing to its striking resemblance to the 4,478-meter peak between Switzerland and Italy. Or is Matterhorn the "Ama Dablam of the Alps"?
A helicopter carrying supplies prepares to land at a helipad in Namche (3,440m).