Another clear morning view from the beautiful village Gokyo of the third of sacred Gokyo lakes, Dudh Pokhari.
Gokyo is a small hamlet of stone houses and stone walled pastures which nestles on the lateral morraine of the Ngozumba Glacier. Almost all buildings are guest houses for trekkers. The people who live here in the season are leaving to other (lower) villages like Namche Bazar in the off season. Gokyo village is lying on an altitude of roughly 4800 meter, located on the banks of the third Gokyo Lake (Dudh Pokhari).
A while ago I presented you with the view of the first Gokyo lake in the Gokyo valley.
On the trail from Machhermo to Gokyo we passed the first three lakes of the Gokyo valley. This one, the third, is very quite large. It lies in the altitude 4800 metres above sea level and is called Dudh Pokhari. The Gokyo village actually lies on the shore of this lake.
All the lakes have amazing turquoise colour. These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, but there are more of them in total. The Gokyo lake system is spread over an area of 196.2 ha lying between 4,600 and 5,100 m. The wetland lies on the head of the Dudh Kosi river, which descends from Cho Oyu.
The Gokyo Lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists.
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Tweety (4546) 2011-06-19 11:41
Une bien belle image, bien cadrée avec de superbes couleurs. Je ne suis pas fan des gerbes d'eau au 1er plan qui trouble la quiétude des lieux.
La lumière a été très bien gérée, ce qui ne devait pas être évident.
kaderbey (117) 2011-06-19 11:46
Harika bir pozlama.
Crispilandia (842) 2011-06-19 11:52
Stunning image! What a great sharpness and colors portray these snowy mountains and its reflection in the water. A really great landscape image!
A great job
korbee (6617) 2011-06-19 12:09
Very well presented and framed Ivana I like the vieuw on the stones under the water,many many details to see here!
cargus (8481) 2011-06-19 12:24
An excellent mountain scenery rendered in gorgeous colors, good handling of light and clarity, excellent pictures and well done.
Bournazel (0) 2011-06-19 12:26
fantastic view and very good composition
I know,this trek is a very hard one...
PJE (20758) 2011-06-19 19:44
Ivana I am glad you took the time to take this amazing photo of this lake. Gorgeous blue in these lakes always encourages the inner soul, and the snow capped mountains, though rugged bring a fascination to the eyes to keep on staring at their glory.
abmdsudi (44250) 2011-06-19 21:52
An intriguing high altitude thin air landscape from Nepal, love in particular the fascinating textures on the land formation. A shot with superb clarity, impressive pov showing the shear scale and depth. Excellent use of prayer flags and glimpse of water reflection to create foreground interest. So much intricate detail seen in wonderful colours, an awe-inspiring capture with a sense of peace and serenity and I almost can feel the freshness of the air. What a blessing to be able to go up there! Love the turqouise color of the lake filling the mid fg catches the eyes in. The beautiful snowed mountain shaded by rich blue sky completes the shot superbly. I can see what you are trying to achieve here and It certainly conveys the atmosphere. Great shot.. Top notch! Excellent narratives. Congrats and TFS
wolf38 (31282) 2011-06-19 23:01
Hi Ivana. You feel the cold and the ice at this altitude. The cool blue colors reinforce this impression. The composition, with the prayer flags in the foreground is perfect. Impressive is the beauty and technical quality of the photos. Rgds, Wolfgang.
HimalAnda (9890) 2011-06-19 23:04
Congratulations for this beautiful picture! I like everything: the composition, the reflection of the snowy peaks on the water, the sharpness, the colors, and, of course, the wonderful landscape.
I think it was a good idea to choose a vertical format.
And your note is very interesting.
Wanda1 (14982) 2011-06-20 0:10
A super beautiful landscape nicely photographed. Snowy peaks, turquoise water, rugged rocks....what more could one ask for. The flags in the water are a nice special detail.
samson (1355) 2011-06-20 2:04
A lovely scene, well composed format to include the ribbons hanging from the poles. Used for the ceremonies in the sacred mountain and lake place, I supposed?
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-06-20 10:43
Very nice composition.
Beautiful reflection, and splendid colors.
mafegan (8624) 2011-06-20 17:06
Splendid view. Perfect sharpness and great depth of field throughout. Well done.
Waylim (25362) 2011-06-27 17:58
Excellent shot of this very impressive landscape, the vertical format really give great depth and enhances the height of the mountain, the green turquoise lake is fantastic, only to find on such hight altitude. I can see some reflection in the shallow water, the prayer flags are perhaps cover with frost. I can feel the cold and lack of oxigen up here.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-09-19 11:39
Ola Ivana ,
Que linda esta paisagem no Nepal , gostei muito deste primeiro plano tem uns belos detalhes de natureza, bonitas as montanhas de fundo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo