Oriol Alamany - My highest place
The scaring Khatung Kang glacier on Thorong La Pass (5416 m). This is the highest place I have been in my life, while walking the Annapurna Circuit. At these altitudes, even local people can suffer from mountain sickness (it happened to one of our porters, habituated to these treks). Mountains should never be underestimated: 43 people (including 21 foreign hikers) died in this area on October 14, 2014 due to an unusual snow storm, in the middle of the high trekking season.
Location: Himalaya, Nepal
Tags: asia, glaciers, himalaya, mountains, nepal