Above is the view after reaching Nepal’s Thorung La pass, the highest point at 17,770 feet (5,416 meters) in elevation on the Annapurna hiking circuit which I did four years ago. It is also the site of one of the worst avalanches in Nepal’s history killing dozens of trekkers and porters. It is heartbreaking. Related posts: Related: Surprise Blizzard, Avalanches Kill Hikers in Himalaya Mountains The Gates of Hell via thirdeyemom On top of the World at Nepal’s Thorung-La […]
This week’s photo challenge is Home. Perhaps the most interesting home I’ve ever seen during my travels was that of a 95-year-old monk in the Himalayas of Nepal. Here at over 14,000 feet lives the “cave monk” of Manang. He has lived here and given blessings to those who seek them for many years. Here is his home built into the rocks… View inside his home…. View looking outside from his home down to the village of Manang…. To see […]
I took this photo upon entering a beautiful remote village in Nepal, hiking along the Annapurna trek. I love how prayer flags are so symbolic of this part of the world and welcomed you into each village. Under the prayer flags is the bouncy bridge we had to cross in order to enter the town.
Before I start with my entries for each color, I wanted to post one of my most favorite colorful pictures in my collection: The boats of Pokhara. After completely half of the Annapurna Trek in Nepal, we came upon lovely, picturesque Pokhara, perhaps the most beautiful towns in all of Nepal. There I saw these brightly colored boats in Pokhara Lake with the nightly Himalayas reflecting off the waters. It took my breath away. “Capture the Colours”: Blue I […]
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After trekking for weeks in the Himalayas we finally came down to a small village where I found this young woman hunched over her loom making handwoven wool scarves. I bought a beautiful wool scarf for US$2 and felt sad. What a way to make a living.
I was working on a post for Jakesprinter’s Sunday post titled “Sunrise” and took a second look at these photos I’d taken at three different times during the same day just after a fresh coat of snow. I thought they were so lovely I had to share. Sunrise Mid-day Late afternoon
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 […]