Sunrise Over Everest

Description: Let’s stay in Nepal after yesterday’s return to the continent. I’m not actually there right now, but I am dreaming about returning (shameless plug: Join me in Nepal, this time next year! 2 spots taken, 6 remain. Non-photographer guests welcome).

This shot is from the top of Gokyo Ri, around 17,545′, give or take. Some mornings are just worth getting up extra early and climbing 2000′ up a mountain.

That’s Mt. Everest on the left, then Lhotse to its right (which is kind of behind Nuptse). Then you dip down a little to Makalu. Those are 1st, 3rd and 5th highest peaks in the world, respectively.

Title: Sunrise Over Everest

Location: Gokyo, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia

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