珠峰大本營    Day 13

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9月17日 珠峰大本營

從拉孜到珠峰大本營,一路境色蒼涼,山體荒漠而壯大,一座接著一座平地豎起,連綿不絕,深褐色的,赤朱色的,啞綠色的,灰黃色的,竟有點“天地玄黃,宇宙洪荒”的天地初開格局,這種天老地荒寂寥荒涼,不禁讓人“念天地之悠悠,獨愴然而涕下”。

來到珠峰大本營,只見天下第一高峰的山體及峰頂都被雲遮住了,晚上雲層厚得很,連星星也看不到。帳篷內因燒牛糞又焗又悶,於是我們六人到外面乘涼。菁一時高興,竟唱起台語童謠來,逗得我們好不愉快,後來管我們帳篷的藏小哥更跑去另一帳篷借來一架形有點像琵琶的琴來彈,我們邊打節拍,邊擺手動腳地跳起舞來,全沒高原反應!可惜是夜雲層密佈,不能在第三極,世界第一高峰的腳下看銀河星塵,遺憾啊!

五千米的高原晚上氣溫很低,帳篷乃是以我國偉大發明之一的紅藍白袋搭成,我們每人蓋了兩床被子,也就暖和了。可不知為何,就是睡不著,又沒頭痛又不冷。忽然看見輝仔穿衣出去,第二天輝仔說睡不著走出帳篷,看見滿天星斗了!我恨得牙癢癢地,既然睡不著,為啥我就沒想到出去看星呢?

宿:大本營帳篷 40元/人
海拔:5200米


Images captions (from top to bottom):

1. Himalayas seen on the horizon

2-5.Gorgeous sceneries along the way

6-7. Everest "tourist" basecamp, we stay overnight in one of these tents.

8. He is the host of our tent.

9. People write blessings and wishes on rocks and place them on a hill at base camp, facing the Qomolangma.

10. The eagle is flying at altitude about 6000m, apparantly it requires much less oxgyen then human does!

11. The Qomolangma marks the border of Nepal and China, which makes the basecamp area a restricted military zone.