snowy mountain pass

I'm breathless just looking at this photo...maybe from a hike (Hint!)


The winner is Jason…who guessed Thorung La Pass, Annapurna Circuit, Himalayas, Nepal. Well, OK, he didn’t say Nepal, but I think we can assume he meant it. Seriously, I’m not that inflexible!

Thanks again to Connie and tranquil mountain photo.  Here is what makes this mountain pass so special to Connie:

Reaching the peak of Thorung La Pass at 5614 meters, after trekking through the amazingly beautiful Nepalese Himalayan mountain range for 12 days was an amazing accomplishment for me. I had never embarked on such a physically and mentally draining task and although it was certainly difficult on most days, not to mention absolutely freezing at the Pass, every single second was worth it!

Jason gets the prize this week so please check him out at Alpaca Suitcase.

Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday, wow that’s a mouthful! If you’re new or never bothered to actually read what I write, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels (and sometimes from a featured guest…see below for details on how guest post) and you guess where it is.

This week’s photo comes from Connie and her travel blog Connvoyage. Connie is a woman after my own heart, traveling the globe and engaging in a variety of environmental and humanitarian projects. It doesn’t hurt that I also love mountains, and as you can see Connie has a great back country photo.

The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country and Place, be specific!) will win a link back to their blog with the anchor text of their choice in this post (keep it clean and relevant).

Leave your guess and recent post in the comment section below. Last week no one won with the Autumn skyline drive in Virgina, USA. This week we are making it harder on all of you. So good luck and let the guessing begin!

Yes, the prizes heavily favor the blogging and travel geeks amongst us. If you don’t have a website, then leave your favorite website or better yet a charity that deserves attention. Yes, I also get behind on my stumbling responsibilities, but they always get down and I love to stumble at once.

Good luck!

Guesses aside, all comments are welcome!

Be a Guest Photographer

If you’re looking to help increase the visibility of your blog, drive more traffic, or just share your pretty pictures then why not be a guest photographer for Photo Contest Friday on Todd’s Wanderings! This is no longer as new feature as we have had 5 weeks of guest posters and have the next 3 weeks filled already!

If you’re interested in having your photograph featured then send me an e-mail through my Todd’s Wanderings Contact Page with the Subject line: Photo Contest Friday. Don’t forget to tell me which site your coming from and I’ll be in touch and explain how to send the photo. Keep in mind that your photo should be awesome!

The photograph should be your own and should have a few small clues in the photo to help the reader out if they’ve never been there (no, I don’t follow this last rule myself all the time…but it’s my website). I’ll link to your page and talk you up as the guest poster. I can be very flattering when I want to be.

Oh, and it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. You should be an independent travel blogger. You big companies have more than enough SEO stored up to get you through the winter.

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9 Responses to “Holy Mountain Pass: Travel Photo Contest Friday 31”

  1. Couldnt guess from where you took this photo. Nice and colorful photo.

  2. ConnieNo Gravatar says:

    Hi everyone! Thanks so much for guessing! Sorry to have been such an absentee submitter but I was traveling in China at the time and couldn’t access blogs, Twitter and Facebook!

    I’m actually quite surprised that so many people could guess correctly! And here I thought I was submitting a tough photo to guess! Well done, travelers!

    And yes, I totally agree that the prayer flags are absolutely beautiful, especially when they’re blowing in the breeze.

  3. Nona MillsNo Gravatar says:

    No idea which mountain pass that could be but maybe somewhere on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal? However, regardless of it’s location, I must say that the calming effects of such a photo always amaze me. Something about those prayer flags!

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  4. NicolasNo Gravatar says:

    Looks a bit like the Mount Everest base camp but I have no clue if it’s the Tibet or Nepal side…
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  5. ArtiNo Gravatar says:

    Very very beautiful…
    So scenic that it is almost surreal…
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  6. JaapNo Gravatar says:

    beautiful picture, I give it a try, could it be Thorung La Pass along the Annapurna Trail?

  7. We’d like to put in a guess….. Upper Pisang? (From the Annapurna Circuit) Beautiful shot might we add!

  8. JasonNo Gravatar says:

    OK, we’ve got some prayer flags and it looks like a rock cairn below them. You say that “hike” is a hint so it mus be a well-known trail. I’m going to guess the Throng La pass on the Annapurna circuit.
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  9. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    No idea which mountain pass that could be but maybe somewhere on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal?
    However, regardless of it’s location, I must say that the calming effects of such a photo always amaze me. Something about those prayer flags!
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