Himalaya Landscape, Gokyo Ri, Sagarmatha National
Stunning view of the Himalaya mountains (Cholatse and Taboche to the left), Ngozumpa glacier, and Gokyo lakes (the world's highest freshwater lakes, sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists), as seen on top of Gokyo Ri (5, 357 m), near the village of Gokyo, in Sagarmatha National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Khumbu region, Solukhumbu district, eastern Nepal, Asia.
Colourful hire boats tied up on the shoreline of Lake Pokhara, Nepal
Located 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu, Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal as well as the headquarters of Kaski District, Gandaki Zone and the Western Development Region. the city has amazing mountain views and a wonderful lake right on its doorstep.
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Yeti. This mythical primate is said to live in the impenetrable thickets of the highest Himalayan forests. The earliest British report of a yeti was made in 1832 by the naturalist B. H. Hobson. He wrote about an apelike creature described to him by the Sherpas. In the 1920s, an international mania for mountaineering in the unknown peaks of the Himalayas led to more reports in the western press of the Yeti and resulted in the phrase 'Abominable Snowman'. The first photograph of a Yeti footprint was taken in 1937 but proved inconclusive. Despite numerous sightings, it is still not known if the Yeti is myth or reality.
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