27 February 2021

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Lockdown: Mt Everest seen again from Kathmandu Valley away from 200 km.

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Mt Everest (arrow) hidden behind Mt Kang Nachugo and Mt Chobutse from Chobar in Kathmandu on 10 May. Photos: ABHUSHAN GAUTAM

The natives of the Kathmandu valley are getting to witness Mount Everest ‘for the first time in many years’.

On 10 May, for the first time almost anyone can remember, Mt Everest was visible from Kathmandu. From Chobar, Abhushan Gautam photographed the highest mountain in the world 200km away to the east, spotlit by the setting sun.

Last week from Sarlahi district in the plains bordering India, journalist Chandra Kishore could see right across Nepal to Mt Langtang on the Chinese border.

  • According to a report by Nepali Times, although there have been vehicular restrictions, the air quality within the valley didn’t improve much in April owning to wildfires within the nearby regions, however, in May the conditions improved significantly any the peaks were seen recently on one evening.

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