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