Travel Photo| 5000m above India’s Himalayas

Fresh snowfall on Rathong Valley – West Sikkim, India

Fresh snowfall on Rathong Valley – West Sikkim, India

Himalayan view: Rathong Valley, West Siikim India

At 4500m above sea level, this was the view from the washroom at base camp where the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute trains.  It takes 7 days to acclimate and walk to HMI’s base camp because you start at sea level.

This picture was taken in March when the mountains are still transitioning in to spring.  Early in the morning before breakfast I often enjoyed this spectacular view.  It was here that I’d brush my teeth and prepare myself for the days lessons and exercises.

Read more about mountaineering with the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Happy Travels,


Ian Yacobucci

Traveling the Trans-Siberian, mountaineering the Himalayas, or teaching in Tokyo, I'm always trying something new. As a someone who's worked, studied, and traveled to 40+ countries around the world, I'm here to share my experiences so you can do the same.

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