In yet another instance of lower air pollution levels leading to some stunning views of the Himalayas, resident of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal woke up to a glimpse of the Mount Everest last week. The world's highest peak - which is located around 200 kilometers away from Kathmandu - became visible in the region after the coronavirus lockdown imposed in the country cleaned the air, reports Nepali Times.
Breathtaking photos of the Mount Everest, as visible from Kathmandu, were clicked by Twitter user Abhushan Gautam and are now being widely shared online.
According to Nepali Times, the photos were taken from Chobar - a village in Kathmandu district - on the remarkably clear evening of May 10. The snow-capped peak is visible behind Mt Kang Nachugo and Mt Chobutse.
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/IqFZw39haCpic.twitter.com/ErTJa7kPJo
The images have collected thousands of 'likes' and 'shares' on the microblogging platform. While many complimented the photographs, others raised doubts on their authenticity. Mr Gautam later took to Twitter to explain how the peak was visible from a village located 200 kms away.
Like this: https://t.co/FvsYp4c2wX— Abhushan Gautam (@AbhushanGautam) May 21, 2020
According to Fox News, this is the first time in decades that Mt Everest has been visible from Kathmandu. Photos of the peak have collected amazed reactions on social media:
Wow!— Alexandra Cook (@AlexClaireCook) May 15, 2020
Beauty at its Peak ♥️♥️ https://t.co/A1rh9dNzyM— ???????????????????????????? (@TheAmitCHOWDHRY) May 17, 2020
Recently, residents of a village in Bihar also woke up to see the Himalayas from hundreds of kilometers away. After that, Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh also got a glimpse of the magnificent view as severe thunderstorms and rain cleared the air.