Located 200 km Away, Mt. Everest Seen for the First Time from Kathmandu

In Kathmandu, locals were surprised to see Mt. Everest even though it is located 200 km away! It is believed that this is the first time in living history that the tallest mountain on Earth was spotted from Kathmandu – and netizens have the COVID-19 lockdown to thank for in providing the clear air that allowed this to happen.

While the lockdown brought a lot of problems across the world, this has also become beneficial especially for the environment. Mother Earth was finally able to rest a bit from human activity, leading to faraway attractions being visible from many cities that had once been blanketed with smog.

Photo credit: Abhushan Gautam / Twitter

The reduction in vehicle emissions has led to clearer air. With clear air, faraway landmarks and attractions have become visible – both man-made structures and natural formations or sights.

Taken from Chobar in Kathmandu Valley on May 10 by Abhushan Gautam, the pictures show the beautiful mountain range in the background. The snowcapped mountains look amazing, particularly because they are actually 200 km away! That’s really, really far!

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,” shared the Nepali Times on its Twitter page.

Photo credit: Abhushan Gautam / Twitter

The photos truly impressed netizens. Many people have never been to Mt. Everest, but it is awesome to see pictures of the Earth’s tallest mountain above sea level, seen from this faraway place.

What’s sad, though, this view is short-lived. When humans are able to return to our usual activities pre-COVID, the air would be smoggy again and these beautiful views will once again be hidden…