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Business News/ Photos / High water | Gokyo, Nepal

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

1/6A 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.

2/6Namche Bazaar, with the peak of Thamserku in the background.

A climber atop the high pass of Rhenjo La, connecting the Gokyo and Bhote valleys.

3/6A 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.

4/6A 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.

5/6Rhododendrons bloom on the trail near the village of Monjo, 2,800m.

A porter carries his load past the prayer stones of Ghat village.

6/6A porter carries his load past the prayer stones of Ghat village.

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