Our trip to Nepal originally focused on completing the Annapurna Circuit including Thorung La (5416m pass); however the major 7.8 earthquake occurred when we were in Manang just prior to the assent to the pass. We turned back rather than risk the aftershocks creating an avalanche on the pass.
We feel desperately for the Nepali people, about 8,000 have lost their lives and over 200,000 houses Have been destroyed.
Below are some of my favourite pictures from our three weeks in Nepal.
For more pictures of our trip see the category on bitjealous.com “What you’d rather be seeing” or use #bitjealous.
Being watched…in Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
Archery festival, Manang, Annapurna, Nepal
A student monk, Buddhist monastery, Upper Pisang, Annapurna, Nepal
Street life, near Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
Steve on “make over day” getting his haircut and beard shaved off with a cut throat razor. Pokhara, Nepal
Tibetan refugee in Tashi Palkhel, Pokhara, Nepal
Boys watching the archery festival, Manang, Annapurna, Nepal
Carpet maker, Tashi Palkhel, Pokhara, Nepal
The days shopping, near Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepalis enjoying Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
Clothes washing at sunset, Fewa lake, Pokhara, Nepal
Feeding the pigeons, Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
Gyaru enroute to Braga, Annapurna, Nepal
Sunrise from Gyaru looking slightly east of Annapurna II, Annapurna circuit, Nepal
Carrying pine needles back to the village, enroute to Braga, Annapurna, Nepal
Entering Manang town, Annapurna, Nepal
Gyaru prayer wheel wall at sunrise, Annapurna circuit, Nepal
Manang’s prayer wheel wall being used as seen fit. Manang, Nepal
Steve admiring the Annapurna mountain range, enroute to Braga, Annapurna circuit, Nepal
Mani wall, enroute to Braga, Annapurna circuit, Nepal
Steve walking past Gyaru’s prayer wheel wall, Annapurna circuit, Nepal
Ok Steven and Charlie, ( i said that in my sternest Aunty voice). Lol
I know you must be having fun but it is time to share. Shareing is careing. :).
I care if you don’t share. :). I will shsre with you.
Uncle Stan has been out chopping wood. 72 and thinks he is 52. Hahahahah. He arrived home and did what i am sure every person who chops wood does, he brings some wood inside to show me. And ofcourse i oowed and ahhed in all the right places. As you do. He is quite amusing at times. He does sell the wood so that is a bonus. Gives him some pocket money. I keep telling him to save it up till the end of the season and get himself something that he really wants, but he doesnt. He buys the girls sone stuff. Takes the kids out to Bribie, buys lunch and icecream. And then, god bless his cotton shorts, he will buy some food for me to cook and then he invites the whole family round. Isnt he just too sweet. Last dinner was Monday. Gave me a pat on the gead and td me how good dinner was and that everyone had soo much fun. Which they did. But the cook still gets to clean up before bed. Still it was a goid night.
Enough ramblings for for now. Besides i am doing this on the phone. Way faster with a full size keyboard. Although maybe you should be grateful i am not on the laptop. I could put oh soo much more ramblings. Lol. Have a good day.
looking forward to more adventures from you two. Take care
Too funny!!!! Give him a good pat on the head for me too. We’ve had no wifi in China so just getting onto some updates now!!! Watch this space
Always good to read about happy memories of Nepal.
For sure, unreal place. Thanks for the comment, keep reading 😉