Himalayan Mountains, Tamserku, Nepal
Nepal shares with Tibet the title of the "roof of the world," acknowledging the majesty of the Himalayas, though Nepal is flat and fertile in its southern regions. Eight of the worlds ten highest peaks are in Nepal, including Mount Everest, and the capital of the country bears the mystical sounding name, Kathmandu. Ellenshaw was enchanted with Nepal and returned repeatedly to depict the grandeur of its natural scenery. The Dalai Lama, whose palace is in nearby Tibet, once noted that in these lands, "Life is sparse and sounds travel great distances," undoubtedly adding to their mystical quality.