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Visual Adventure: Himalayas

The Himalayas - where it's not creepy to stop and stare.

by Peter West Carey Posted on 27 September 2013
Moonset, Machermo, Nepal.

The biggest problem with visiting the Himalayas is finding time to just stare. There is so much to take in while visiting the Nepali Himalayas and many different areas to explore, but my favorite is the Solukhumbu District, the area around Mt. Everest. I love meeting the Sherpa people who live in the valleys and cling to precarious hillsides, but when it comes to the mountains themselves, I am left in awe.

The air at 14,000'/4260m is crisp and transparent like none you have likely witnessed. And that is just the valley floors. The peaks soar over 29,000' and in the right season the sun bathes them in perfect light. Shooting in the middle of the day is not a problem because of the lack of particulate in the air and crisp images are easy to capture. It's a photographer's wonderland and the biggest danger is not spending enough time enjoying the scene away from the camera.

Enjoy this wander around some of the higher peaks in the world. And then consider grabbing your camera and passport to see them for yourself.

Himalayas, Nepal.
Thamserku and Kantega Through Prayer Flags, Dingboche, Nepal.
Taboche and Chorten.
Ama Dablam And Lake, Nepal.
Nak and Lhotse.
Khumbi Yul Lha - Sacred Sherpa Mountain, Nepal.
Forbidding Flanks.
Hanging Valley.

Getting There

G Adventures runs a number of departures in Nepal encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater to different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours — check out our small group trips here.