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March 27, 2015

The Himalayas boast nine of the 10 highest mountain peaks on the planet, its 1,500 miles of snow-coated ridges of great religious significance for Buddhists and Hindus. Its mountains have set the scene for operas, and tourism in Nepal is the country’s largest industry. Still, you’ve probably never seen the Himalayas like this.

Earlier this month, action sports media company Teton Gravity Research unleashed an amazing HD video of the mountain range from up to 24,000 feet above sea level. According to its description, the video was filmed from a helicopter, and the crew had to use supplemental oxygen in order to shoot.

The result is “some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released,” Teton Gravity Research brags.

But enough talk:

The Himalayas from 20,000 ft. from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

Amy Schellenbaum is the Digital Editor of Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @acsbaum.

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