Thamserku at 6623m tall was the first great Himalayan mountain I saw on the Everest Base Camp trek. It was seen on the second day of trekking from Lukla on the day we ascended the steep trail to Namche Bazaar. This beautiful mountain dominated the view for a couple of days until it was replaced by the bigger mountains including Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. At these elevations in the valley, at about 2,800-3000m above sea level, there grew pleasant forest of conifers inhabited by Musk Deer and Danphe Pheasants. This was soon to be replaced by more alpine foliage including juniper shrubs and more cold tolerant species. It was strange to walk back this way 14 days later and consider this peak to be 'small' after being in the company of the world's tallest, when in fact this peak alone is 3 times taller than any peak back home in Australia.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2010-12-17 23:05
Hi Matthew - Another fansastic view from you today. Absoloutely beautiful! The conifers in the foreground lead the eye into the steep valley and snow-capped mountain beyond. How did you manage the altitude on the trip? I struggeled with headaches in Bhutan and the highest elevation I went up to was about 3600m. Your notes really add interest to the shots! TFS Rosemary
mafegan (8624) 2010-12-17 23:22
Great photo. I am trying to visualise where you are to have taken this photo. Perhaps you are on the swing bridge or have just crossed the swing bridge and are on the steep ascent before the area where you get a peep of Everest for the first time. I can't remember a village on that side of the river? Whatever, this photo is a nice reminder and the scenery so typical of that challenging area of the trek. Tfs, Marlene
phwall (6785) 2010-12-18 0:10
What an amazing experience this trip must have been. I was speaking to Jeff Tupper today and it seems you two blokes must have been there at the same time, what a coincidence.
It certainly is magnificent scenery, the mountains look majestic, and this is a little one eh.
Good crop technique here, the image balances quite naturally.
npecanhuk (73530) 2010-12-18 0:56
Splendorous mountaineous landscape!
Wonderful nature picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, white borders and simple composition pleased me a lot!
TFS - congrats,
aloyho (6798) 2010-12-18 2:17
What a great adventure shot!! The buildings down below gave me an idea of the height where you are standing and I like how the interlocking mountains helped to guide my eyes towards the snow capped peak. An exciting capture!!
Have a great weekend.
dta (74789) 2010-12-18 3:27
Hello MAtthew ,
What a gorgeous mountain landscape !The light was not so easy to manage , But you've done for the best . And the result is splendid .
Thanks to share with us this somptuous valley .
mvdisco (17792) 2010-12-18 13:00
Beautiful landscape from Nepal nicely presented and composed
Excellent point of view and great colors and light,
Nice note of the place and well taken picture landscape.
very well done.
SteveH (6247) 2010-12-18 17:17
Hi Matt, Dazzling shot, with the white summit and the end of a green valley and all bathed in bright light. A great scene to behold. Cheers, Steve
mozzy27 (2) 2010-12-19 2:08
Another stunning picturesque landscape of this amazingly beautiful country. Keep um coming, can't get enough, so gorgeous!
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (5934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2010-12-17 22:14