National Geographic : 1957 Jul
144 A Frosted Himalayan Rampart Broods Above Katmandu's Terraced Valley Nepal's many-towered capital and near-by Patan (page 148) are almost hidden by trees in the distance. In the foreground a country town huddles compactly within the circle of its irrigated fields. This lush 4,000-foot valley holds most of mountainous Nepal's level land. Beyond the jagged, snowy range lies Communist-dominated Tibet.