Stars appear above the misty dreaming view of Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal. On the left edge Lhotse, the world’s 4th highest mountain at 8516m is visible. Ama Dablam (6812m) with its outstanding shape is to its right. Note the twin bright stars of Gemini just above it. On the right side Thamserku is the closest and largest mountain in the view (6623m) which sits down below the rising Orion. 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 8850 m at the summit of Everest. Sagarmatha is a Sanskrit word, from sagar = “sky” and māthā = “head”.



comments (3)

  • Joan Chamberlin Reply

    Ohhhhh, Babak…I love this image so much…I am traveling to this magnificent country in 32 days and I know my breath will be taken away many times, as it is when I see this image. Thank you for sharing it.

    February 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm
  • Sally Reply

    This is a stunning photograph – thank you for sharing it with us!

    February 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm
  • Rahul Reply

    That is a lovely photograph. I want to be at places like this to take such photos.
    Hats off to the photographer !!!!

    November 8, 2011 at 8:56 am

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