Greeting from Nepal…wish you were here! Photo taken after the Thorung-La pass, Annapurna Trek, Nepal. Here is a continuation of yesterday’s postcard. This is the long hike down following the mule trains after the pass. Yes, it was exhausting yet exhilarating all the same. The landscape here is so diverse. It is near the remote Mustang area of Nepal and much more barren and brown. I felt like I couldn’t have been further away from civilization than here.
Greetings from the Annapurna Trek…wish you were here! Photo taken just after crossing the highest point of the Annapurna Trek, Thorung La, in Nepal. November 2010. We slept poorly at the rustic tea house before the darning Thorung La pass. It was freezing cold and we wore everything we had underneath two yak-hair blankets. So cold that it was hard to even get up to use the restroom. At 3 am we rose, ate in silence and began our ascent […]
Greetings once again from Nepal…wish you were here! Photo taken somewhere along the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. I know I need to move on to another subject but somehow I can’t. I’m having way too much fun reworking these photos I took during a two week trek along the Annapurnas in Nepal. I promise I’ll pick a new subject soon!
Greetings from Nepal…wish you were here! Photo taken in Manang, Nepal along the Annapurna Trek, the morning after a big snowstorm. November 2010. For some reason, my mind still rests on Nepal and her eternal beauty.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge seemed to disappear. I waited patiently Friday for the email to come and it never did. Thankfully, Where’s My Backpack started an unofficial Weekly Photo Challenge called “Reflections”. Click here to see the other entries. I couldn’t think of a better picture to represent this week’s unofficial photo challenge than this one I took in Pokhara, Nepal.
Greetings from Nepal….wish you were here! Photo taken along the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. 2010. Nepal is one of those places that I will never ever forget. It is so breathtakingly beautiful. This photo was taken in Manang, Nepal a lovely village with bakeries and trekkers galore. A place I’d love to go back to someday.
For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, Together, I came up with three favorites: Together: Man and Wild Photo taken on safari in Tanda Tula Private Reserve, South Africa. Together: Animal and Bridge Photo taken in rural Nepal along Annapurna trek. Together: Live scorpions and cook. Photo taken in Beijing, China at Street Market. These babies are fried live on a stick and eaten with vigor.
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Photo taken along the Annapurna Trail, November 2010. For more blog posts on my trip to Nepal, please visit thirdeyemom. While hiking the Annapurna Trail on about day 10 and nearing the highest point of the trek, we stopped for a mint tea at a small, remote teahouse perched at the top of the world. Here I snapped this photo of the mighty, majestic Himalayas only to discover there was a man standing on top of the roof of the […]
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Greetings from Nepal….wish you were here! Photo taken of Swayambhunath (or “Monkey Temple”) Kathmandu, Nepal in November 2010. I hired a guide to see some of the top sites in Kathmandu before heading back to the States. One of my favorites was Monkey Temple. As you climb up to the temple which overlooks the entire sprawling city of Kathmandu, there are indeed monkeys. Lots of them. The views on top of this sacred place are breathtaking and the colors of […]
Greetings from Nepal…wish you were here! Photo taken somewhere along the Annapurna trek in Nepal. November 2011. By this point in the trek, we’d been walking for eight days from our starting point and the nearest road to civilization. I remember passing through this hanging village in the middle of nowhere and wondering would it would be like to live in such an incredibly remote place. I love how the browns of the buildings blend into the barren landscape. However […]