Imagine waking up in the morning and seeing Mount Everest from your window. It's a reality for a few people in Nepal.
Because of the decreasing pollution, the highest mountain in the world is now visible from Kathmandu making for a breathtaking sight.
The mountain is nearly 200 kilometers from the city
After several decades , Mount Everest today visible from Kathmandu , even though it is more than 200 kms away . pic.twitter.com/tKtcq3CxdN— Deepak kapoor IAS (@Deepakk75058621) May 17, 2020
The first pictures of the now-visible Mount Everest were taken by photographer Abhushan Gautam for Nepali Times. He uploaded the image with an arrow pointing towards the peak.
The #COVID19Lockdown has cleaned the air over #Nepal and northern #India. So much so that for the first time in many years, Mt #Everest can be seen again from #Kathmandu Valley even though it is 200km away.— Nepali Times (@NepaliTimes) May 15, 2020
More breathtaking images by @AbhushanGautam: https://t.co/IqFZw39haC pic.twitter.com/ErTJa7kPJo
Soon, the images were all over social media as people can't get over the sheer beauty.
The reduction of vehicular emission due to the #COVID19 lockdown has cleaned the air over Nepal and northern India. So much so that for the first time in many years, Mt #Everest can be seen again from Kathmandu Valley even though it is 200km away. More: https://t.co/QA1DEJC2rQ pic.twitter.com/tOAANdwB58— Everest Today (@EverestToday) May 15, 2020
Well they has to be some positives.— Kenton Cool (@KentonCool) May 15, 2020
A reduction in pollution levels in N.India and Nepal means Everest can be seen from Kathmandu for the 1st time in years. https://t.co/pcN2OFNVYH pic.twitter.com/68NoqGDaMa
Mount Everest can be seen from Kathmandu for the first time in ages because of clear air🥺 pic.twitter.com/XTv0JnJWxT— shreya🤍 (@soniyyeee) May 16, 2020
Was always fascinated by the view of the #Himalayas from #Kathmandu, but I have no recollection of actually seeing #Everest from the valley...only stories of how it can be visible on a really clear day...with the current lvl of clarity it is evidently once again visible <3 https://t.co/W6NLzZiuVb— Swati Pujari (@PujariSwati) May 15, 2020