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.

PEOPLE: 

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Being watched…in Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Archery festival, Manang, Annapurna, Nepal

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A student monk, Buddhist monastery, Upper Pisang, Annapurna, Nepal

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Street life, near Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Steve on “make over day” getting his haircut and beard shaved off with a cut throat razor. Pokhara, Nepal

 
 
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Tibetan refugee in Tashi Palkhel, Pokhara, Nepal

  

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Boys watching the archery festival, Manang, Annapurna, Nepal

 
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Carpet maker, Tashi Palkhel, Pokhara, Nepal

 

CITIES:

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The days shopping, near Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Nepalis enjoying Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

   

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Clothes washing at sunset, Fewa lake, Pokhara, Nepal

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Feeding the pigeons, Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

HIMALAYAS: 

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Gyaru enroute to Braga, Annapurna, Nepal

  

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Sunrise from Gyaru looking slightly east of Annapurna II, Annapurna circuit, Nepal

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Carrying pine needles back to the village, enroute to Braga, Annapurna, Nepal

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Entering Manang town, Annapurna, Nepal

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Gyaru prayer wheel wall at sunrise, Annapurna circuit, Nepal

  

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Manang’s prayer wheel wall being used as seen fit. Manang, Nepal

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Steve admiring the Annapurna mountain range, enroute to Braga, Annapurna circuit, Nepal

  

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Mani wall, enroute to Braga, Annapurna circuit, Nepal

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Steve walking past Gyaru’s prayer wheel wall, Annapurna circuit, Nepal