Monday, December 24, 2018

The Imja Khola Valley in Nepal

The massive south wall of Lhotse seen from near Chukung
In the shadow of the highest mountain in the world lies a land of high passes, flower drenched meadows and massive glaciers.

The Imja Khola is one of the rivers that flows down from the upper reaches of the Imja glacier and joins the Dudh Kosi at Thyanboche. This essay covers the Imja valley of Nepal- the river flows down from the glaciers of Imjatse and joins the Dudh Kosi  below Tengboche.

A lone lammergier  approaches the sheer wall of Ama Dablam as seen from Pangboche 

Rocks and clouds

Yak in a snow storm 

Tibetan snowcock calls out to it's mate

The Imja Khola 

Rhododendrons in spring


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  1. Amazing photos Sujoy! Your blog is always such a pleasure to visit.

    1. Thanks Kalpana.. hope to show you this valley when we trek Everest next year!

  2. So captivating and if i can say haunting(in a good way, of course) Simple love the Yak in a snow storm pic!!

  3. Thanks Kalpana.. nice to hear from you!

  4. Sujoy, another beautiful set of images. Great use of black and white to show the power of the place. The first three are very invocative and really are outstanding. Thanks for taking us with you.

  5. Your photographs from the day one have made me fall in love once again with 'the Himalayas' ...just love the majestic, challenging mountains captured so vividly in the photographs...thanks for sharing...:)

  6. It is always a great challenge to render the rainbow colored charms of the Himalaya in B&W.....glad to see you have risen to it! I especially love the picture of the snow cock and the rhododendrons! Cheers!



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