First Or Last View Of Everest

Description: Depending on your direction of travel, this is either the first or last grand view you will likely have of Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). The trail at this point is mostly Continue Reading →

Lukla Airport And The Himalayas

Description: You arrive early in the morning if you’re lucky and catch breakfast at a teahouse in town before heading up the valley seen in the distance. This is the start Continue Reading →

Ghastly Gharial

Description: What is going on with this crocodile? Look at the length of that snout! And those teeth! This is a gharial, a fish-eating crocodile found in the Northern latitudes of Continue Reading →

Himalayan Tahr

Description: You never know what kind of wildlife you’ll see when trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. Take, for instance, this fine looking Himalayan Tahr, a wild goat that roams the Continue Reading →

A Bright, Beautiful, Blue Day At Boudhanath Stupa – Photo Of The Day

Description: When the sun is out and the sky is a vivid blue, Boudhanath Stupa is the place to be. One of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, Continue Reading →

The Trekking Life High Above Treeline – Photo Of The Day

Description: Way up where the trees can no longer grow, around 15,373’/4686m, there’s an emerald lake and the flanks of the Machermo Range of the Himalayas. Along the shore of this Continue Reading →

Plethora Of Prayer Flags – Photo Of The Day

Description: Along the sides of the hill on which Swayambunath sits, are trees with multitudes of prayer flags beyond count. They hang from tree to tree, building to building and over Continue Reading →

Breaking Through Morning Fog – Photo Of The Day

Description: The views from 16,600’/5060m can be pretty spectacular. You get to see things from that height that you don’t see from the valleys. Such as the valley fog parting just Continue Reading →

Moon Over The Himalayas – Photo Of The Day

Description: Hands down Mong La is one of my favorite places to spend the night in the Himalayas. La translates roughly to ‘pass’, as in mountain pass. In this case the Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Lhotse – Photo Of The Day

Description: Lhotse gets a bad rap, if you ask me. First, it is one of the more mis-guessed peaks in the Himalayas. It looks majestic and like what you think Mt. Continue Reading →

Morning Greetings – Photo of The Day

Description: Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Your morning view today is of Machermo Peak deep in the Himalayas. This location is about a week’s walk from the Continue Reading →

Kangtega At Sunrise – Photo Of The Day

Description: As a repeat of yesterday’s comment, it’s best to get up before sunrise in the Himalayas. In this photo Kangtega, is braced against an onslaught of bright orange clouds lit Continue Reading →

Ceremonial Bell At Swayambhunath Stupa – Photo Of The Day

Description: While areas around Swayambhunath Stupa were damaged in the devastating earthquakes that hit in 2015, many relics survived. Sunrise is a great time to great Kathmandu from this high perch. Continue Reading →

Swayambhunath Stupa At Sunrise – Photo Of The Day

Description: Hitting Swayambhunath Stupa at sunrise is a special time. The stupa is high on a hill that overlooks all of Kathmandu, giving it a commanding view. Plus, there are both Continue Reading →

Purple With The Poppies – Photo Of The Day

More poppy photos below Description: I’m a little late to the “WOULD YOU LOOK AT ALL THOSE FLOWERS!” game, but that gives me an edge. Because you probably haven’t seen a Continue Reading →

Is It Ever Grand – Photo Of The Day

Description: Can you see all the little people climbing down the hill to peek over the cliff face? Title: Is It Ever Grand Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA, North America Continue Reading →