Shey Phoksundo Lake, Dolpa,Nepal

Shey Phoksundo Lake is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Shey Phoksundo National Park, located at an elevation of 3,611.5 m in the Dolpa District. Now some might wonder what does oligotrophic lake means. An oligotrophic lake has a low concentration of plant nutrients in its water. With few nutrients, there are few plants, and such lakes are most likely to be deep and clear and to have a sandy bottom.

This lake is known for its deep blue aquamarine colour, but the colour changes according to the sunlight. Sometimes turning into deep green, gleaming silver, to its original colour bluish-grey. Although Its elevation and altitude the lake water is supposed to freeze in winter, but surprisingly it doesn’t.

This lake is designated as the world heritage site and lies in Shey Phoksundo National Park which is the largest and only trans-Himalayan national park in Nepal. Although the journey is not that easy and full of risk the reward, in the end, it is worth every bit of sweat and pain you have endured. I believe there is a certain mystery that this lake holds inside its bottom and tries to tell the travellers something.

Land of the Gurkhas

1957 in Nepal

A moment of treasure

courtesy of [Original File Name: 35HIMALAYA COMP #19 FILMS 21 & 54 OFFSPRING 2]. Time has changed us but I still believe there are things implanted in our DNA, hence most of us feel a sense of tranquillity and peace in the wilderness. After watching this documentary filmed by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf.

Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf lived and worked as an anthropologist throughout the Himalayas from the 1930s through the 1980s. Extraordinary in both its breadth and its depth, the Fürer-Haimendorf collection is one of the finest extant ethnographic film collections that document Himalayan cultures. I admire his work and dedication and we as Nepalese should be proud and stand tall of our ancestors. If you want to know about him then here is the link http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/haimendorf/

Our lives are much easier and better than that but we still do not stop complaining. Have a look at our past then say so.

Inside the Nepalese Human Trafficking Industry

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media dare to do it. They are genunie and they do not hold any grudges neither take any side of the story.

In the other hand If I have to say so- we all have skeletons, but they are covered by muscles. Only death and decay shows the skeleton, Vice shows them while we are alive, well and breathing.

Content Warning: Human Trafficking is the world’s second-largest criminal activity and it rakes in close to $32 billion dollars annually. And, in South Asia, Nepal, India, and Bangladesh top the list of countries where this vile trade is literally making a killing. In this documentary, our focus is on the Nepal-India border as we try to figure out why and how do close to 50 Nepalese women disappear from that border area every day.