High water | Gokyo, Nepal

Amid this rarefied mountain air, five clear-water lakes lie hidden
  • A trekker climbs to Gokyo Ri above the third lake of Gokyo—the peak is the 6,440m Cholatse. Photographs by Sujoy Das
  • Namche Bazaar, with the peak of Thamserku in the background.
  • A climber atop the high pass of Rhenjo La, connecting the Gokyo and Bhote valleys.
  • A Tibetan snowcock calls to its mate near Dole, which is a two-day walk from Gokyo.
  • Rhododendrons bloom on the trail near the village of Monjo, 2,800m.
  • A porter carries his load past the prayer stones of Ghat village.