Travels in Nepal #25: High Mountains – Deep Valleys

Near Namche Bazar, Nepal

Near Namche Bazar, Nepal

When trekking in the Himalayas I was constantly aware of the steepness of the mountains and the depth of the valleys. As you walk along the tracks through the mountains you only have to look up to see the steepness of the surrounding peaks. Looking down at the valleys below is not for the faint hearted. They can be incredibly daunting in their depth.

One’s imagination tries not to linger on the “what ifs.” What if I tripped and fell? What if someone pushed me? What if I was nudged by a yak? I found it a terrifying prospect and tried to put it out of my mind. I am not exactly terrified of heights, just very cautious and respectful of potential dangers.
Instead, I tried to drink in deeply from the amazing scenery, taking in the magnitude and grandeur in every direction. The above photo shows one such valley near Namche Bazar and the surrounding peaks. Usually a photo does not do justice to a scene but in this case it does give some perspective to this part of the mountains.

By clicking on the photo above you will get a larger view.


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