Photograph by Alex Sharp
I had flown into Tibet from Nepal, as I had been told that the view of Mt Everest in Tibet was far superior to the Nepalese view.
I organised the travel visa, which is a must now due to the Chinese situation, and traveled into Everest National Park and trekked the last section. The altitude sickness got to me and I felt drunk or drugged; it was a very unpleasant feeling and one that I didn’t experience on my previous trip on the Nepalese side.
When you get your first glimpse it really is amazing — the clouds below you as you look across the landscape at the view of Everest – head and shoulders above its neighbours…nothing can prepare you for the beauty that lies ahead.
Camera: Canon 20D
Settings: ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500th