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The Himalayas

The Himalayas hold hundreds of sacred mountains, revered by Buddhists and Hindus alike. Using this spectacular scenery as a backdrop, photographer Robert Feister captures the daily life and sublime beauty of this mythical landscape.

  • Young Tibetan refugee near Mt. Kangchenjunga
  • Sherpa village of Na with Kang Nachugo (6,735m) in background
  • Buddhist shrine in Marsyandi valley, central Nepal
  • Mani stones bearing Buddhist mnantra: Om Mani Padme Hum
  • Bodhnath, center of Tibetan refugee community
  • Newly-harvested rice -- a final cleaning before storage
  • Mustard plants covering rice paddies in late fall
  • Tashi Lapcha, view from Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755 m/18,881 ft)
  • Nepalese ladies winnowing rice in Bahktapur, Khatmandu valley
  • Boy caught in unexpected snow at Namche Bazaar (4,000 m)
  • Anapurna South (7,219 m/23,683 ft) seen from Ghorapani Pass
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