0 Likes

Sunrise at Poon Hill
Nepal

At 3210m, Poon Hill would have qualified for a mountain elsewhere but not in Nepal where mountains above 5,000m are abound. The Dhaulagiri Range on the left holds the 7th highest mountain in the world at 8167m while the Annapurna Range on the right claims to one eight-thousander and at least 13 seven-thousanders. Fish-tailed Macchapuchare is unmistakable here by its apparently bifid peak.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 29/11/2008
Subida: 28/05/2011
Actualizado: 11/06/2014
Número de vistas:

...


Tags: poon hill; dhaulagiri; annapurna; macchapuchare
comments powered by Disqus

Justin Imhoff
Poon Hill Sunrise, Annapurna
Oleg Gurov
Terraces
Justin Imhoff
Gandaki River, Annapurna
Justin Imhoff
Ghandruk Sunrise, Annapurna
Justin Imhoff
Trek from Birethani to Ghandruk
Pavel Grekov
Annapurna in the moonlight...
Arroz Marisco
Dawn over Annapurna Base Camp
Arroz Marisco
Annapurna Base Camp at Noon
Arroz Marisco
Sunrise over Annapurna Base Camp
Pavel Grekov
Moonrise over Annapurna Base Camp
Chaiyot Kosuwanpipat
Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal
Arroz Marisco
Annapurna Sanctuary Trail along Modi Khola
Geoff Mather
Cotehele, Apple Varieties, Cornwall, England
dieter kik
Don Quichotte Marc Morvan Quimper
Geoff Mather
Cotehele, Top Of Prospect Tower, Folly, Cornwall, England
Alan Billyeald
Fisherman Cabin (rorbu), Reine, Lofoten, Norway
Michael Pop
Petite France caffeteria in Strasbourg
Andrea Biffi
Arco della Vittoria a Genova
dieter kik
Mouton geant Agnus Horribilis de Marc Morvan Ploneour Lanvern Pmm31
Federico Infanti
Jesolo Actors and masks
Geoff Mather
Edgcumbe Country Park, French Garden, Cornwall, England
C. A. Kuerten
Suspension bridge over the river Piracicaba
dieter kik
Mouton geant Agnus Horribilis de Marc Morvan Ploneour Lanvern Pmm36
Lee Casalena
2010 Stadium from the top
Arroz Marisco
The Sacred Laguna of Minaparayoc
Arroz Marisco
View of Laguna Shallap
Arroz Marisco
The Plateau before Renjo La Pass
Arroz Marisco
The Hall of Dancers at Preah Khan
Arroz Marisco
The Royal Residence 3
Arroz Marisco
Hong Kong International Airport and Sunset Peak
Arroz Marisco
First View of Nevado Pucaranra
Arroz Marisco
Tren a las Nubes - Train to the Clouds
Arroz Marisco
Along The Railway Track To Machu Picchu 1
Arroz Marisco
The Royal Residence 1
Arroz Marisco
The Pylon, Cascade Saddle, New Zealand
Arroz Marisco
Storm over Pumacocha Lake
More About Nepal

Nepal lies between India and China and it contains Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. The Himalayas here are pretty rugged terrain.The first civilizations here date to 600 BC in the Kathmandu valley, where the capital is now located. According to Buddhist tenets, the Buddha was born here in 563 BC, incarnating as Prince Siddhartha Gautama and leading the world to enlightenment through liberation from suffering. Many small temples and shrines like this one exist for Buddhists to stop and offer prayers.Early support of Buddhism gradually gave way to Hinduism and today Nepal is the world's only Hindu monarchy. The kingdom of Nepal was united in 1768 by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who fled the Moghul invasions of India. Soon after that there was a period of conflict with the British East India Company leading to a treaty recognizing the independence of Nepal -- in 1923!After WWII Nepal was ruled by monarchy but it arrived at the 1990's split by an official ban on political parties. Intense protest by the pro-democracy movement and the Maoist guerrilla Communist movement led to free elections in 1991, only to be followed by violence between the Nepalese government and Maoist guerillas.Since the turn of the millennium there have been several important steps taken in the peace process, including a new Constitution for Nepal and a cease fire agreement with the rebels. A compromise government was achieved whereby a Maoist was elected prime minister without his taking control of the armed forces of the country.At the time of this writing it has been one week since the compromise government has collapsed. We offer our hopes that the citizens and government of this beautiful country will come to a peaceful agreement soon.Text by Steve Smith.