A beautiful clear morning with Gokyo village on the shores of the third Gokyo lake...and although it looks as a perfect mountain heaven, I did have problems with breathing at this altitude (4800 metres)...
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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holmertz (40055) 2011-11-20 6:48
A great view and a well composed picture with a fine foreground. The snow-clad mountain is very nicely reflected in the green lake.
emilbo (22446) 2011-11-20 7:19
Vraiment intéressant ce paysage de montagnes, avant d'ouvrir la photo, je croyais que c'était des personnages en avant-plan. Le lac turquoise dans la tranquillité du matin est merveilleux avec ses reflets. L'arrière-plan est superbe avec la neige qui recouvre le toit. Beau travail et belle harmonie de couleurs.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne semaine,
chawax (19210) 2011-11-20 7:30
A perfectly composed picture ! Everything is at the right place : the banks in the foreground add depth, the stones on the left attract the look and balance the village on the other side of the lake. Nice light and colours. Just a little overexposure on the snowy mountains in the background.
SnapRJW (30909) 2011-11-20 7:51
Hello Ivana - What a fabulous view and lovely colours. I really like the greys and browns contrasted with the soft turquoise water the deep blue sky. The snow is a little overexposed and has lost some detail but overall the image is super. Best regards Rosemary
ricochet (9696) 2011-11-20 8:43
Beautiful landscape well presented with an excellent framing, a very attractive foreground, very nice dof and luminosity!
iacobi (309) 2011-11-20 8:46
Successful mountain landscape ,gorgeous colors, good concentration between color, light and clarity, well done picture.
timecapturer (47980) 2011-11-20 9:17
a beautifully serene and crisp composition. A wonderful landscape and captured so immaculately. Stunning clarity and colours with flawless light management make this a real delight to the eye. Awesome!
Have a peaceful Sunday - regards Brian.
m00n (2259) 2011-11-20 10:00
Super, I love this composition, color, transparency of air. Fantastic sharpness, overpowering landscape. I love it Monika
yquem46 (38684) 2011-11-20 10:04
A good compo of this beautiful scenery
turquoise blue lake, white snowy himalayan range at BG, the symbolic rocks at the FG
I'll be in katmandu valley in a bit more than a month !
lgir (6889) 2011-11-20 10:47
light and colors of this beautiful landscape, are beautifully rendered with a composition of high quality.
tatadalou (6081) 2011-11-20 10:52
Framing, sharpness and dreamy colors with the crystal clear water are the ingredients for a pretty picture.
patmor (576) 2011-11-20 12:11
Tout est bau calme est tranquille, c'est magnifique.
merci du partage.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-11-21 10:39
Very very nice landscape.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-01-12 0:10
Wow, breathtaking view! Loving the palette of colors present in here, the earth colors nicely match the turquoise, blues and whites. The clarity of the image is superb! Those piled-up rocks create a nice focus point in the FG. I really wonder, what are those? I do see lots of those stuff in pictures where mountains are present. is that sort of a figurative memorial marker to those people who live there? Quite interesting! TFS!
all the best,
smarcell (19963) 2012-01-12 0:39
Beautiful mountain landscape, with the typical himalayan blue sky and high light-shadow contrast
Waylim (25186) 2013-02-08 15:22
I finally made it here mysell and I have been standing over this side of the lake looking to the town, if you can call that a town. A very rough journey, especially for a womam with the restroom issue :) Man has it a little easier.
Great photo quality as always. Brings back lot of nice memories of my trip.