The winding road in Tibet to Mt Everest

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Comments (8)

matsljungberg on November 27, 2011

The road descends from 5200 m to 4100 m, before again ascending to 5200 m to the Everest Base Camp. The speed was about 20 km/hour on the 100 km trip on the bad gravel road.

c0l0gne1 on November 30, 2011

Great road (and photo), like it! It looks a bit potholed in places but not too bad. 20 kmh was our average speed in Bhutan too. It gives you time to really see the landscape but taking photos out of the moving vehicle is near impossible.

Cheers, Gudrun

matsljungberg on December 1, 2011

Thank you Gudrun for your comments and like. The road was really like an old washboard, but it seems that it usually is better. We stayed overnight at a very simple, but charming place around half-way to Everest. We first visited Everest base camp in the afternoon, and then went back to the village, since the tents were gone. Next morning we went up early to look at the sunrise from a pass. Cheers, Mats.

Jan Sognnes on December 3, 2011

Breathless view! Gorgeous shot! YSL

Greetings, Jan

matsljungberg on December 4, 2011

Thank you Jan for your kind comments and YSL. It was interesting to see how they managed to place a road on the slope, descending 1000 m. Greetings, Mats.

T NL on January 7, 2012

Now that is a landscape Mats, cool! Those snow covered mountains in the background really make the shot. And a clear view of Mt Everest too, neat. The two peaks on the right also look pretty high by the way, or are they simply a lot closer?

Cheers, Tomas

Audrone on February 1, 2012

Fantastiškas grožis! L & F

matsljungberg on February 1, 2012

Thank you Tomas for your very kind comments. Sorry I have missed them before. I think the peaks on the right also are 8000 m peaks, so it is an impressive range. Cheers, Mats.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 27, 2011
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    by matsljungberg
    • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
    • Taken on 2011/11/03 11:05:40
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash