The Himalayan town of Lukla, in Nepal. From Lukla, it’s a 10- to 14-day trek to Mount Everest base camp. Picture: AFPThe Himalayan town of Lukla, in Nepal. From Lukla, it’s a 10- to 14-day trek to Mount Everest base camp. Picture: AFP
The Himalayan town of Lukla, in Nepal. From Lukla, it’s a 10- to 14-day trek to Mount Everest base camp. Picture: AFP

The good, bad and ugly sides to climbing Mount Everest

The growing appetite for summiting the the world’s highest mountain has left this bucket-list staple littered with bodies and waste, while those who make the dream come true remain unsung and woefully underpaid

Topic |   Asia travel
The Himalayan town of Lukla, in Nepal. From Lukla, it’s a 10- to 14-day trek to Mount Everest base camp. Picture: AFPThe Himalayan town of Lukla, in Nepal. From Lukla, it’s a 10- to 14-day trek to Mount Everest base camp. Picture: AFP
The Himalayan town of Lukla, in Nepal. From Lukla, it’s a 10- to 14-day trek to Mount Everest base camp. Picture: AFP
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