Mong La In Mystical Moonlight

Description: Mong La is one of my favorite places in the Himalayas because of this view.

La means ‘pass’, as in ‘mountain pass’ but in this case Mong La is more on the side of a hill than between two mountains. Still, it is a high point with more than a 180° view of beautiful, glacial peaks.

Throw in a little moonlight and it because truly magical. And mystical. And marvelous. And magnificent. Mmmmmm.

Title: Mong La In Mystical Moonlight

Location: Mong La, Sagarmatha National Park, Solukhumbu, Nepal

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).


How do you get to incredible viewpoints like today’s photo? With the help of local Nepali Sherpa guides and porters. They are who I rely on for all my local logistics during Far Horizon Photo Tours and I couldn’t teach photography in Nepal without them.

The pandemic has ravaged the tourism industry in Nepal, basically shutting down the Spring 2020 trekking season and, more or less, the Fall 2020 season. 

That’s why I started a GoFundMe page to help my friend and lead Sherpa guide, Kami, and the 24 different guides and porters he would normally be hiring to run tours.

It warms my heart and I am extremely thankful for all who have donated as we passed $4000 today!

Take a look at the donor page to place a donation and to be informed about how and when the money is distributed. You’ll be able to see your impact through Kami’s words and photos.

Thank you – pwc