Travel Challenge Day Eight: Nepal
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.
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.
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:
More tomorrow from… France.
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.