Travel Challenge Day Eight: Nepal

Ama Dablam from Cho La Pass :: October, 2000

Ama Dablam from Cho La Pass :: October, 2000

January 17th, 2021

Travel Challenge Day Eight takes us deep into the low-resolution archives of my photography from Nepal.

In the photo above, this view of Ama Dablam (the peak in the middle) greeted me when I finally crested Cho La Pass on my trekking route from Gokyo Ri to Gorak Shep. I was standing at about 17,500 feet/5,300 m, enjoying the downhill view of the trail and lake ahead of me — turn left past that lake and you’re on your way to Mount Everest. The sun, the peak, the colors, the grandeur of it all still sticks with me as a moment of a lifetime in this remote part of the world.

The Khumbu Valley from Kala Patthar :: November, 2005

The Khumbu Valley from Kala Patthar :: November, 2005

From my second trek in Nepal, this photo of J and the Khumbu Valley is a favorite for its wide view of the Himalayas and the lasting impression it makes seeing this mountain range up close and from within it.

Mani Rimdu Ceremony :: Tengboche Monastery, Nepal

Mani Rimdu Ceremony :: Tengboche Monastery, Nepal

Lastly, this photo is a favorite for its unfamiliar elements including a character from the Sherpa’s Mani Rimdu ceremony and the massive snowy peak in the background. This was a “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” moment.

If these photos have piqued your interest in Nepal, you can read my story about trekking the Khumbu Valley which I re-shared in my pandemic daily posts last year:

Revisiting Nepal, Part 1
Revisiting Nepal, Part 2
Revisiting Nepal, Part 3
Revisiting Nepal, Part 4
Outtakes from Nepal

More tomorrow from… France.

Until then,
Kelly

Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.

 

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