space pictures 
 of Nepal

Space pictures of Nepal, Tibet and the Himalaya

Picture of Western Nepal and Dolpo

space picture of west Nepal and Dolpo

"Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center." See http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov , Part of Picture STS088, adaption Andrées de Ruiter www.nepal-dia.de

This picture shows nearly the whole western part of Nepal. The two lakes on the left are Rakas tal and Manasarovar lake in Tibet near the holy mountain of Kailash. One can see the valley leading to them. Here is lokated the town of simikot, from where trekking tours to kailash can start. A litle bit below the center you can see Rara lake. north east from it is the kanjiroba himal.

On the right side of the picture you clearly can see the Kali gandaki valley with on the west side the whole Daulagiri range looking like a big cowboy boot.

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