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 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 […]
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.
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 in November 2011 at the Thorong-la base camp on the Annapurna Trek at 4450m (14,600 ft). If there is one dirty, cold hell on earth it was here. The Thorong-La base camp is in located where air is thin and cold and is a no man’s land. There is absolutely nothing except this dreary camp where you can rent a freezing room and eat a meal in a room full of stinky […]
Greetings from Nepal…wish you were here! Photo taken during trek along Annapurna trail in the Himalayas, Nepal, November 2010. As we neared the highest point of our Himalayan trek, at almost 18,000 feet we stopped to take a rest at this tiny little tea house in the middle of nowhere. I love this picture because it shows how small and minuscule man is in comparison to the mighty Himalayas. In a way it illustrates how insignificant we are in the […]