This is the entry way to the Sagarmatha National Park.  You'll notice the warning about how the altitude can kill you.  The park entrance was guarded but half a dozen soldiers.  They had weapons, but I don't know if there were any bullets in them.  They wouldn't let us take any photos that had soldiers in them.  I don't know why they needed a military force... perhaps to keep the Maoists at bay, or maybe to make sure everyone paid their 1000 NR entrance fee.

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