"Stunningly photographed, this album offers a rarely seen view of the snow-clad peaks, mysterious lakes, massive glaciers, and fascinating people of the Himalayas. A skull-masked dancer takes part in a religious festival in Ladakh, the mythical Shangri-La. The Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar sprawls on the west bank of the Dal lake with a majestic mountain backdrop; the only domed mosque in the city, it houses the hair of the prophet Mohammed. The sun sets on cloud-blanketed Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, in the heart of Nepal. Visitors throng to catch a glimpse of the glacial Roopkund lake and the skeletal remains visible on its shores when the ice melts"