Starry sky of a late November night above Himalayas. The scene was recorded from the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. The photographer was along the main trail to the Everest Base Camp at altitude of about 4000 meters near Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the Himalayan mountain range. The famous peaks of Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (the world’s 4th highest at 8516 meters), and the outstanding Ama Dablam (6812 m) at left, are on the left. In the middle of image Thamserku is the closest and largest mountain of the view (6623m) with the bright star Sirius to its upper right. The planet Mars is notable on left side of the mountain, close to M44 star cluster. Sagarmatha National Park contains a magnificent part of Himalayas and the southern half of Mount Everest. In fact the park varies in altitude from lowest point of 2845 m to 8848 m at the summit of Everest. Sagarmatha is a Sanskrit word, from sagar = “sky” and māthā = “head”, and is the modern Nepali name for Mount Everest.



comments (5)

  • Nafiseh Naeimipour Reply

    Definitely dream view
    That’s great like your other works

    October 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm
  • Joan Chamberlin Reply

    What an amazing image, Babak! Staggering and stunning beauty!

    October 11, 2010 at 6:15 am
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    Thank you Joan and Nafiseh. I still have a lot ore night-time images of Himalayas to process and publish. So stay tuned!

    October 13, 2010 at 4:34 am
  • Mehrdad Reply

    Amazing shot!

    December 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm
  • mohmammad sharifi Reply

    very good , night and nature

    January 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm

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