This is the view of Mount Kangchenjunga the 3rd highest mountain in the world along with her subordinate peaks from a clearing in the Varsey (Barsey) Rhododendron Sanctuary in West Sikkim. The building in the FG is the Forest department Log Hut in Varsey. It is one of the 2 arrangements in Varsey where one can spend a night the other being a private guest house. There is no motorable road to this place..one has to trek 4.5 kms from Hilley or Okhrey through dense jungle full of Himalayan black bears, leopards and wild boars to reach this place. The trek although is not very difficult, bear attacks during the time of spring and summer poses a serious threat as they are hungry and are actively looking for food after their long winter hibernation. During April the whole forest is colored bright red and orange as the rhododendrons bloom. Sadly I had gone there in February.
I did not get a chance to stay in Varsey as the hotels were closed due to off season. I stayed in Hilley and wanted to catch the sun rise in Varsey at 5.30 am. I planned to leave at 3.30 am accordingly but my local guide chickened out and did not want to enter the jungle during hours of darkness. So this is the best I could get.
The mountains on the ridge from Left to Right..
Mt. Janoo aka Mt Kumbhakarna (7710m)
Mt. Rathong (6679m)
Mt. Kabru South (7317m)
Mt. Kabru North (7338m)
Mt. Kangchenjunga shrouded in a cloud (8585m)
Mt. Pandim (6691m)
and Mt. Siniolchu (6888m)
Thanks for visiting.
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snunney (76590) 2014-01-03 3:36
A fantastic mountain landscape captured under a very good light. The foreground building makes a good contrasting frame and additional interest. Excellent colours and sharpness. Thanks also for the informative note.
pajaran (45639) 2014-01-03 4:30
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o planini, sa opisom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazana kuca i planina sa snegom u daljini.
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo ali opasno mesto, medved bas zna da bude opasana.
Lepa planina i trenutak.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Interesting and good article about the mountain , with a description ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely demonstrated houses and mountains with snow in the distance.
Good footage and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice but a dangerous place, just bear known to be dangerous.
Beautiful mountains and time.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
mrichat (1615) 2014-01-03 4:34
Superb mountainscape with colorful huts in fg.got well composed.
Happy new year!!
SNOOP_Chan (3773) 2014-01-03 5:53
Hello Subho, very nice image here. Good sharpness on the shot. And i also like the vivid colors. Very fortunate to be there. Good take.
Corry (4226) 2014-01-03 6:18
Belle perspective sur ces hauts sommets enneigés. Bonne utilisation du bâtiments comme avant-plan. Belles couleurs contrastantes. Netteté excellente. Salutations.
Nicou (111577) 2014-01-03 6:42
Merveilleuse iamge ces belle montagne avec la collerette blanche à leur pied la neige quel chaîne et découpage bleu et blanc c'est sueprbe et en premier plan cette maison allongée en deux parties et contraste de tons et couleurs sueprbe vue et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (17407) 2014-01-03 6:58
At first glance I thought the building was some bodies home, and the thought to wake up that view everyday is inspiring. I wonder if working here would qualify among the worlds best jobs? A stunning natural vista and the idea to include the cabin creates a very appealing color contrast. I am pleased to learn the name of this mighty peak, I have to admit I did not know of it before. Learning about the world through photography :)
All the best
SnapRJW (27230) 2014-01-03 8:43
The trek to reach this spot sounds interesting to say the least Subho.... the black bears sound a little scary! But what a view once you arrive. Your shot is lovely giving both a view of the majestic peaks and the simple accommodation. Excellent light has given the shot clarity of colours and some good contrasts on the buildings. I bet the rhododendrons would be a treat for the eyes, we saw some in Bhutan but not massed like you describe here. Warmest wishes for a fabulous 2014. Rosemary
rychem (16592) 2014-01-03 8:43
Attractive photo of impressive mountains, well composed with building in the FG, great light and depth
adramad (33684) 2014-01-03 9:30
Excellent panoramic, with the great contrast between this house in the foreground, which gives a nice touch of color, while giving a remarkable DOF with the high peaks we see in the background, superb clarity thereof, the cloud seems hanging from them is a nice complement.
Beautiful colorful natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Wishing you a happy weekend.
Silvio1953 (111308) 2014-01-03 9:31
Ciao Subho, fascinating frozen sunset, magic atmosphere, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
dta (60379) 2014-01-03 9:57
Hello Subho ;
May be the third highest peak in the World , but this pretty coloured house in the FG catches the eyes even more than the impresive mountain range in the BG .
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-03 10:02
I have never seen mount K with Guraskunj in the fg.
This is a superb shot from you again with wonderful colors. Great clarity here with a beautiful composition. You have taken full advantage of this fine weather. Look at the sky...and the K... oh, incredible!
Bhalo, bhalo, darun bhalo chhabi.
fabbs99 (14537) 2014-01-03 10:12
Lovely scenery from the hills of Sikkim.Always love to see the Himalayas and this one is very nicely captured with the the house in the FG.Great shoot and I just love it.TFS.
Fis2 (79910) 2014-01-03 10:43
Beautiful mountains and curious building.
I like frame and colors.
Excellent sharpness and light.
Cricri (97257) 2014-01-03 11:37
Très jolie composition, contraste merveilleux des couleurs , un décor splendide des montagnes sous une très belle lumière , intéressante et belle présentation
mcmtanyel (8359) 2014-01-03 19:13
I like the contrast here between the majestic mountain ranges in the distance and the man-made "building ranges" in the foreground.
So, did you trek here?
subhendu_bagchi (24453) 2014-01-04 1:28
a very nice scene dear Subho. Love the colourful atmosphere. Very good details and good sharpness. Surely a super composition.
SWEETFREEDOM (20840) 2014-01-04 4:20
good p.o.v. i like the contrast between the great peaks in bg and the houses in fg.
Romano46 (15850) 2014-01-04 6:24
altra bellissima cattuira nella quale alla grandiosa bellezza del paesaggio si unisce il colore e le bellezza della composizione.
Ottima la nitidezza e perfetti sia luminosità che contrasto.
Ancora una volta i miei complimenti
Ciao e buon fine settimana
pierrefonds (53388) 2014-01-04 17:57
The composition is well divided, the sky, yhe mountains and the houses. The point of viuew is showing the details, the colors of the houses and of the mountains. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
adidas5nb (4113) 2014-01-04 19:08
all that comes to my mind are the words MAJESTIC n GRAND.amazing pov and very well done.
npecanhuk (59108) 2014-01-05 4:11
Hi Subho! Those peaks in the bg are magnificent ! I really enjoy this picture too, because it also shows that one can find some good shelter while traveling around! Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too! Tfs - Congrats! Cheers, Neyvan
abmdsudi (36484) 2014-01-05 6:10
Good quality shot and houses with a great view! but more than that the colourful houses look so photogenic with red provides a nice break of colours to the setting and leads to the snowy mountains. The brilliant sky makes this even more beautiful and alive. Excellent shot with good composition and great detail captured, spot on. Well done. TFS.
adores (32778) 2014-01-14 15:10
I believe this is one of those areas that still keep its magic because it's far away from the crowds of tourists. Looks beautiful, I can imagine the view people have from this house. Good composition with the little colourful houses and those mountains in background.