Cho La is a summit pass located 5,420 metres (17,782 ft) above sea level in the Solukhumbu District in northeastern Nepal. It connects the village of Dzongla (4830 m) to the east and the village of Thagnak (4700 m) to the west. It was one of the highest altitude I had to go over during my Himalaya Trek. At some point near the top, I got really tire and I was gasping for air, but there was not enough oxygen in the air. I had to calm myself down and for the rest of the ascend, I walked very slowly with slow and steady breath. This view was taken at the summit.
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macjake (69815) 2014-09-03 18:23
awesome photo, awesome story!
glad to hear you made it ok.
I encountered altitude sickness in Peru, so i know exactly what you are talking about. Headaches, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, shaky legs, feeling tired...it can get pretty scary.
its an A+ for the photo! well worth the effort right?
was this part of an organized tour trek?
Gerrit (52097) 2014-09-03 18:45
Magnificent mountains. Fantastic how you show that by these little men walking in line through the gletcher.
fds (9459) 2014-09-03 22:43
Dear friend Waylim fantastic picture with a fantastic view and fantastic mountain i Licke very much and great scharpnees and details
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-09-03 22:58
Classic shot of the Cho La Pass in Nepal.Nice colors and sharpness of the ragged mountains.Excellent POV.TFS.
jemaflor (99123) 2014-09-03 23:06
great mountains landscape well taken and managed, perfect light capture and white for the snow, nice polarized blue for the sky, well composed with the detail of these people, tfs.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-09-03 23:23
Superbe photo, très bien composée, de ce magnifique paysage népalais enneigé.
HimalAnda (10669) 2014-09-03 23:32
Congratulations for this beautiful mountain picture!
The sharpness is perfect, the colors are beautiful.
It is a very good idea to include the hikers in the picture.
lousat (93684) 2014-09-04 0:58
Hi Way,the exposure of this hard and strong light is a winner,fantastic and professional capture from the top of the world,very impressiive brightness and a magic blue sky,the be1st way to show us this unique spectacle,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (99870) 2014-09-04 1:15
fascinating the view as the presentation of this section of Chola Pass's summit with the different colours of the rock as the snowy above to makes the image even more effective.Excellent the light and the colour management with the beauty of the place to be unique.
miumiu (6113) 2014-09-04 2:01
Thanks for sharing this fantastic view!
carlo62 (50872) 2014-09-04 3:02
le tue foto sono sempre molto belle e di grande qualità.
Questo è un incredibile paesaggio e l'aggiunta della cordata è essenziale per capire bene le proporzioni.
Bellissimo scatto, complimenti.
holmertz (55007) 2014-09-04 7:24
You nearly always show us the most fascinating natural sceneries of the world, and what could be more impressive than the Himalayas? And yet the five trekkers walking through the snow create maybe half of the effect of this stunning view. The superb sharpness and light management definitely play a great role too.
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2014-09-04 7:26
Awesome picture, the sense of scale is sub by inclusion of the people, and the mountains look so majestic and beautiful. I love how the scene is natural in thirds with the mountains, snow and sky. The sky has such a vivid bue that I guess we here on sea level don't see vy often. Sounds like a difficult trek, but worth it to capture a scene like this. Really nicely done.
COSTANTINO (66581) 2014-09-04 7:28
Hello dear friend
the summer holidays finished and the autumn will arrive
I like this winter shot with magnificent mountains
here we have a professional capture
annjackman (21899) 2014-09-04 10:37
This is a first class picture with excellent light management and composition. The line of people show the scale of the mountains. A breath taking image!
Best wishes, Ann
Tue (39474) 2014-09-04 14:11
What an impressive view of the mountains. You captured it with great sharpness and a fine sunlight. I like the contrast between the snow-covered and uncovered mountains. Good inclusion of the people too.
kasianowak (9407) 2014-09-05 2:49
This is an impressive photo in its own right but having read your note I'm even more impressed with your perseverance to create images in spite of the hardships of the trek. The highest I have been was 4,200 m above see level so I can imagine 4,800 is really tough.
Great composition with lots of layers and lines one of them being the line of trekkers which adds the most welcome sense of scale. Also the direction the trekkers are heading in implies a journey into the rocky wilderness visible in the distance.
Have a nice weekend
dkmurphys (60769) 2014-09-05 7:09
Superb mountain scene. The roof of the world just to be conquered by that group. Well seen.
ktanska (28166) 2014-09-05 11:42
Views from a glacier are not very common even on TE! Rough world, I could never imagine reaching such a place myself. So I settle on the cable lifts of Switzerland.
Excellent contrasty shot like you always have. People give good idea of the scale.
From a European viewpoint it's hard to imagine there's a village as high up as 4830 m.
abmdsudi (55658) 2014-09-07 1:18
Magnificent hi altitude durned cold snowy mountain landscape Way! The atmosphere looks so clean and invigorating with this crisp and fresh clean shot, what a great experience you had and this has a wonderful feel to it and sure would be everyone's cuppa! It's superbly composed this way filled by such wonderful light & shadow, good whiteout exposure, rich colours tones and textures, and I just like the way the single lined trekkers stand out against the snow and deep blue sky adds to the contrasting values well. It's a photographer's dream! Breath taking and Top class photography. Congrats
Oceania (5202) 2014-09-08 6:32
Your picture shows the majestic mountains at that corner on the earth. People are insignificant comparing to the mighty nature. This picture consists of every element a great picture should be. It’s kind of jumping from a photography magazine page. I totally enjoy it.
berek (50504) 2014-09-08 8:49
what a powerfull nature here. i love snowy mountains and atmosphere here. well framed picture
pili51 (1853) 2014-09-10 17:41
This is truly spectacular scenery. The slope of the mountain emphasises the difficulty of this terrain.
The climbers included in the shot are a real bonus. The snow here adds an even greater sense of awe to the image.
Nice tone of colors also with excellent contrast.
To get to this viewpoint must have been hard work, but certainly worth it for the views you got here.
adores (45889) 2014-09-14 16:05
People seem so small in this place! Magnificent landscape and a great quality shot! Not an easy trip, I believe, but it seems really worth it!
Cricri (121273) 2014-09-23 8:55
Très beau paysage de montagnes sous la neige, la lumière illumine le paysage, les couleurs qui sont sensationnelle, les randonneurs sont si minuscule et donne une présence de vie a cette belle composition
Didi (60588) 2014-10-06 1:18
The characters give an interesting evaluation of the scale
A good place for panoramic picture
vjmite (4216) 2014-10-31 6:04
A great photo of dramatic scenery, with excellent colors. The people give a much needed sense of scale, but the real stars of the photo are the magnificent mountains.
ChrisJ (116108) 2014-11-15 16:17
I always enjoy looking at all your uploaded photos and here is no exception. Perfect density levels, thoughtfully composed, good timing to get the trekkers exactly in the right spot, and good sharpness and colour saturation. I know the sky appears much bluer at high altitudes. I like the scalloped fg snowdrift. Tfs!
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-11-15 17:04
cornejo (43859) 2015-01-13 9:39
Hi Way, lovely view of this beautiful place near the roof of the world, well composed and captured by a great pov, in this great and beautiful picture. Wonderful image of a stunning place, good sharpness, depth and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
npecanhuk (75592) 2015-01-13 16:02
Wow! I'd love to visit that place!
A wonderful picture that really invites all of us who love mountains!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
So welcome inclusion of human figures there!
TFS - congrats,
gervaso (15217) 2015-01-14 8:52
That's a wonderful landscape I would like to see personally some day! The people look like little ants and are great to add scale to the image! Excellent light, colors and sharpness! Wonderful composition!
Angshu (56760) 2015-01-20 3:13
Actually 'La' means 'Pass'...so the name should either be Cho La or Cho Pass :-)
Tremendous achievement of doing this harsh trek...the men are antesque in front of the massive Himalayas...I like the formations in the FG...like small waves.
Beautiful picture of a harsh pristine territory!
mkamionka (38393) 2015-01-22 2:37
this is a spectacular landscape and as usual a masterpiece of composition. I like the array of multiple layers here. The mountains themselves provide already two layers with different color, and they are set against the beautifully polarized sky.
People walking the path in a line make a fantastic addition here, giving a hint about the scale.
Amazing colors and I admire the perfectly balanced exposition which is quite challenging having the bright snow together with darker areas at the same time.