Panorama photograph of Mount Everest mountain range
It’s one of those panorama photos that adorns many a trekking agency’s wall in Nepal. For me it was a chance to capture my winter Everest Base Camp trek that nearly never happened.
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Facts about Mount Everest:
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The story behind this picture of Mount Everest
Back in 2007 I saw a panorama picture of Everest on a hotel wall. It looked impressive. All the names of the highest peaks in the world were laid out. I went on the Annapurna Circuit that year. As part of my winter Everest trek I wondered if it was possible to get this panorama photo?
You can read about climbing Kala Patthar and taking this photograph here. I got the photograph, but the hard follow-up to all this was actually naming the mountains around Mount Everest!
Before you look at the next photo look at the top panorama and take a note of which one you think is Mount Everest!
Panorama of Mount Everest with the mountains around it named
Naming the Mountains around Mount Everest
I will stand completely corrected if anyone wants to counter either the names or heights of the following mountains. I gathered the data from books and people in Nepal. There’s a debate over at least one name.
The winding trail of snow and ice in front of the Mount Everest Range is Khumbu Glacier.
* I have my doubts over Kali Himal. Several guides have said it’s true. But something doesn’t sit right with me about it. I’m open to confirmation or alternatives?
Mount Everest Base Camp is located on the space of white ice (Khumbu glacier) on the ground between Changtse and Lho La where there is a shadow.
Why does Mount Everest Look so small?
Everest Base Camp is not the best place to see Mount Everest! As you can see a mountain called Lho La actually blocks your full view. Especially from Base Camp itself where you can only see the tip of Mount Everest.
Where is the best place to view Mt Everest?
For better views of Mount Everest try climbing Kala Patthar like I did. Trek to the Gokyo region. Or view Everest from the Tibetan side.
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