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Lukla / Nepal


In Nepal, “destinations are not measured in kilometers but by how many days it takes to hike there.” Photographer Jonathan Pozniak captures the elusive beauty of this land where “time, space and distance are defined in the same manner and thought of both on the vertical and horizontal.”

Published on Jul 26, 2016

When the sun rises over these majestic Himalayan peaks, the depths of the valleys stay in shadow. Up in the manicured mountain terraces of Nepal, steep is an understatement. It’s a place where time, space and distance are defined in the same manner and thought of both on the vertical and the horizontal. Destinations are measured not in kilometers but by how many days it takes to hike there. Lukla is nestled in the Khumbu region in the northeast of Nepal and, although it means “place with many goats and sheep,” it’s more likely to be filled with trekkers these days. As our helicopter soared off the cliffside runway at Lukla, I have to agree with its description as the world’s most dangerous airport. Light and shadow became the measure of rising and falling, our ever-changing place in the sky.

 

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