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- We stayed for two nights in Zhangmu village near the Nepal-China (Tibet) borders having very bad weather. Then on the third day, we heard that the passages were open and we should try to go further to our journey to Tibet via Friendship Highway to the great city of Lhasa. So we gathered our gear and got on a 4WD with a chinese driver. After a few kilometers we discovered that the road was closed once again, like it was two days ago. We got out of the car to take some pictures in the snow, on an altitude over 3,000m / 9,850ft and then we turned all the way back to Nepal borders. Maybe next time…

Zhangmu (Nepali: Khasa), is a customs town and port of entry located in Nyalam County on the Nepal-China border, just uphill and across the Bhote Koshi River from the Nepalese town of Kodari. At 2300 meters above sea level, Zhangmu has mild and humid subtropical climate, which is a rarity for Tibet. Chinese trucks travelling on the Friendship Highway offload goods at Zhangmu and transfer them to Nepalese trucks.
The Friendship Highway (also known as the China-Nepal Highway) is a 800 kilometres (500 mi) scenic route connecting the capital of Tibet Lhasa with the Chinese/Nepalese border at the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge between Zhangmu and Kodari. It crosses three passes with altitude over 5,000m before dropping to 1,750m at the border.
Zhangmu Town, Himalayan Range, Tibet, China, Asia

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 145 mm, 1/125 sec at f/ 4.5, ISO 200
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  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombalmost 2 years ago

    a beautiful capture of this very pretty woman. very nicely done

  • Thank you very much Loree!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    Many thanks to The Silky Touch group for the feature!

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful portrait my friend ! Well done !

  • Thanks a lot Tom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesalmost 2 years ago

    an amazing portrait!

  • Thank you very much Victoria!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 2 years ago

    February 19, 2913

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks for the feature Teresa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • walela
    walelaalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice shot

  • Thanks a lot Walela!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 2 years ago

    Nice portrait.

  • Thanks a lot Warren!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    Many thanks to the Colour and light group for the feature!

  • Dan Mihai
    Dan Mihaialmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful portrait, so expressive!

  • Thank you very much Dan!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Tammera
    Tammeraalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Wonderful Work!!

  • Many thanks for the feature Tammera!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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