Photographer's Note

Tibet is the highest country on earth.

The capital city Lhasa is located at 3500 metres above the sea level.

Any trip to Nepal thru the Himalayan mountains will expose you to altitudes over 5.000 metres. That means altitude sickness—also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS)- and one should pay attention to getting acclimatized, i.e., adjusting to decreasing absorption of oxygen by the lungs at higher elevations over time, in order to avoid AMS.

Mountains and lakes are considered sacred by Tibetan people, the principle being that they are the dwelling places of protective deities and therefore invested with special spiritual powers.

This shot was taken on the way to Old Tingri, after our visit of the Everest Base Camp in the morning.

Cropped, increased contrast & saturation, and applied gradual toning.

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