Friday, April 19, 2013

Photos from Nepal

Here's a sampling of photos from our Nepal adventures, in no particular chronological order.  Enjoy!

Abby and Mary seeking out the sun during the January cold in Kathmandu.

Abby and Mary giving a lesson on head-to-toe assessments to an attentive Nepali nursing audience.
Maybe this bottle will help...
A monk walking past the prayer wheels at Swayumbunath Temple in Kathmandu.  The dragon's got his back.
Manaslu Valley traffic jam.

Heading over the Zatra La on our way to Mera Peak.  Our guide KB spent most of the 2 weeks with his hands in his pockets.  "You want to borrow a trekking pole?", we asked repeatedly.  "No," he'd answer every time, "it makes you reliant on them."  A 2-time Everest summiter, he doesn't want to get soft.
Noodle soup for dinner at Mera High Camp (5,800 m).
Football in the midst of the ruins in Durbar Square, Bhaktapur.
Finishing our Mera Peak expedition in style, with a foot of new snow.

Rhododendrons in bloom on the walk out from Lukla to Jiri.
The list of ailments was long and sordid.
Who loves goats?  Abby!  Abby!  Baby goats get additional love.
Mary spinning the prayer wheels on our way back down from Sama in Manaslu.

Andy with the snow-capped Manaslu Himal firmly behind us.
Andy preparing for a shave.  "Wow, that dude's about to put a razor to my neck."
A sunset view of the Annapurna range from Sarangkot, above Pokhara.
Walking through a rhododendron forest in the Annapurna foothills.  It really is as spectacular as advertised.
Sunrise over Macchapuchere (Fishtail Peak) in the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Abby going spoon shopping.  Her beloved Light My Fire brand spork broke in the middle of dinner.

"I just don't understand how any of us ever gets sick."  "Me neither, it's just weird."  "Moo..slurp..moo."

Morning puja by the teahouse staff in Sama, Manaslu.

Sunrise in Lho, festooned for Losar, the Tibetan New Year.

Fresh tomatoes and greens with dinner?  Certainly.

Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Sanctuary.

The owner of a snack shop taking a short break during the madness of Shivaratri at Pashuputinath, Kathmandu.  

Abby devising a plan to foil the monsters under her bed from the warmth of her sleeping bag at a teahouse in Tagnag.


Anonymous said...

While you have mad photography skills, your words (lots of them) tell the real story. I've been reading your blog to my kids and your storytelling talents are book worthy. Be safe, have much fun, and keep blogging. Laura Young

Matt & Agnes Hage said...

Great pictures you guys. Has been fun following the rest of 'The Year of Rideout'. Wish you the best in Thailand. - Hages