Extreme Altitude

Photos taken at high- or extremely high altitudes in the Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian Himalayas.
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Stupa and flags near Rongbuk monastery.

Stupa and flags near Rongbuk monastery.

The road to Everest Base Camp - Tibet. 80 kilometers of morraine valleys, strange colours and unusual skies.

The road to Everest Base Camp - Tibet. 80 kilometers of morraine valleys, strange colours and unusual skies.

Mt. Qomolangma National Preserve, Tibet. About 5000 metres above sea level.

Mt. Qomolangma National Preserve, Tibet. About 5000 metres above sea level.

The Himalayas - Lao Tingri, Tibet.

The Himalayas - Lao Tingri, Tibet.

Guest house at Lao Tingri: guest room / cabin, and long-drop toilets.

Guest house at Lao Tingri: guest room / cabin, and long-drop toilets.

Guest house at Lao Tingri - tins, cans and firewood in the foreground, with the unbroken chain of the Himalayas in the distance.

Guest house at Lao Tingri - tins, cans and firewood in the foreground, with the unbroken chain of the Himalayas in the distance.

Two lions guard the entrance to Sakya monastery. Sakya is the erstwhile capital of the kingdom that Prince Siddhartha's father ruled.

Two lions guard the entrance to Sakya monastery. Sakya is the erstwhile capital of the kingdom that Prince Siddhartha's father ruled.

The majestic courtyard of the monastery at Sakya, Tibet.

The majestic courtyard of the monastery at Sakya, Tibet.

En route to Lao Tingri (Old Tingri) village near Mt. Qomolangma.

En route to Lao Tingri (Old Tingri) village near Mt. Qomolangma.

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