1 Like

Cho La Pass, Dzonghla Side, Nepal
Nepal
It's not over yet here - which surely is a turn-off as soon as one realizes the difficult and tricky bits now really begin - the trail to cross the pass is along that ledge to the left above the glacier with the crevasse right below - the more trodden the more impacted the ice becomes which makes walking on it a slippery adventure - at least I did trip several times the last one really hurt my bottom. In the distance are the unmistakable Ama Dablam(6812m), Cholatse(6440m)and Chola Tsho(lake).
Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Uploaded: 16/05/2011
Updated: 11/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: cho las pass; dzonghla
comments powered by Disqus

Arroz Marisco
Cho La Pass
andrey air_man
Cho La (5330m)
andrey air_man
Cho La 2 (5330m)
andrey air_man
Dzonglha nepal
andrey air_man
Dzonglha2 nepal
Arroz Marisco
Dzonghla to Cho La Pass
Arroz Marisco
The Long Descent to Dragnag
Arroz Marisco
The Valley After Chola Pass
Arroz Marisco
Cholatse Lake
Arroz Marisco
Nguzumpa Glacier at Dragnag
Arroz Marisco
Mirage-inducing Landscape 1 - Nguzumpa Glacier Crossing
Arroz Marisco
Departing Yak Caravan at Lobuche
Jan Vrsinsky
Cjon Centenario, Papantla
Jan Vrsinsky
View of Lake Atitlan from San Pedro
sk vadim
Herrenknecht-10690 Tunnel Boring Machine
Matt Nolan
Waiting for better weather on the Jago River
MK Lynde
George from Parts Unknown
Jan Vrsinsky
View of Lake Atitlan, Panajachel
Jan Vrsinsky
20 de Novembre / Benito Juarez
Marian Wozny
Burg Tzschocha
H.David Muñoz RV360
Acuarelapaisa
Matt Nolan
Campfire on the Jago River
Jan Vrsinsky
Plaza Tolsá
Jan Vrsinsky
San Pedro
Arroz Marisco
Llamas Feeding on Bolivian Altiplano
Arroz Marisco
Lago paine on a Sunny Day
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Torre
Arroz Marisco
Chukhung Valley from Chukhung Ri
Arroz Marisco
Descending Into The Terraced Rice Paddies of Bahundanda
Arroz Marisco
Cerro Calvario, Copacabana
Arroz Marisco
Sunset over Yanacon Pass
Arroz Marisco
Yosemite Late Afternoon
Arroz Marisco
The Blue Edge of Pastoruri Glacier
Arroz Marisco
The Main Chamber of the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira
Arroz Marisco
Cook's Bay
Arroz Marisco
The Hamlet of Gokyo en route to Renjo La Pass
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.