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.