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Travel Pictures - NEPAL - 1992

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Young boys posing above the Katmandu Valley -
near Katmandu, Nepal

These children are having fun with nothing more than a stick and a bicycle rim -
Katmandu Valley - Nepal
Me along with several Nepali children playing a highly addictive board game -
Durbar Square; Katmandu, Nepal
This poor-man's version of hackey sack is played with a wad of rubber bands -
Durbar Square; Katmandu, Nepal
The busy streets of Nepal's capital city -
Katmandu, Nepal
The dog (upper right) seems to be enjoying the view -
Katmandu, Nepal
Colorful market scenes in the Katmandu Valley -
Bhaktapur, Nepal
This architecture, although common in the Far East, actually
originated here in southern Asia - Bhaktapur, Nepal
Women washing their laundry at the Pashupatinath Temple -
Katmandu, Nepal
These devout Hindus are stepping into a polluted stream to cleanse themselves of impurities! -
Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal
The water smelled as bad as it looks - Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal
Yogis gather to meditate amid the smoke of burning cow dung -
Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal
Many Hindu yogis were addressing their small audience during the festival -
Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal
The yogis often possess a striking outfit as well as a penetrating stare -
Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal
These burning ghats are where the Nepali dispose of their dead -
Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal
The feet must be pushed into the fire after the body has been consumed -
Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal
After the body is cremated, cows move in to munch on the remaining straw -
Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal
Elevated view of the ritual bathing - Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal
This man, encased in cow dung and covered with burning oil lamps,
was thought to be sacrificing himself! -
Pashupatinath Temple; Katmandu, Nepal

The majestic Annapurna Range as seen from the subtropical lowlands -
Pokhara, Nepal

Lovely village amid the terraced foothills - near Birethanti, Nepal

Farming community in the foothills with a terraced "amphitheater" -
near Birethanti, Nepal

Creative farming in the Himalayan foothills -
near Birethanti, Nepal

Porters lugging cumbersome loads along the Annapurna circuit -
Kali Ghandaki Gorge, Nepal

Porter carrying baskets and his lunch (on top) -
Kali Ghandaki Gorge, Nepal

Me and Jennifer enjoying lunch at a teahouse -
near Birethanti, Nepal
Donkey caravans transport the bulk of goods in the Himalayan Mountains -
near Birethanti, Nepal
The caravan's lead donkey always seems to be traveling of its own cognizance -
near Birethanti, Nepal

Me on top of Poon Hill with the 26,000-foot summit of Dhaligiri towering an additional 16,000 feet into the thin air -
Poon Hill, Nepal
The Annapurna Range and Machupachare's distinctive peak (at right) -
Poon Hill, Nepal
Donkey caravans carefully negotiating a shaky suspension bridge -
Kali Ghandaki Gorge, Nepal

Acrobatic donkeys and a young Nepali girl collecting firewood -
Kali Ghandaki Gorge, Nepal
Jennifer negotiating bridge along with Nepali Democrats -
Kali Ghandaki Gorge, Nepal
Donkeys crossing a precarious bridge (upper right) where an Australian trekker tragically fell to his death -
Kali Ghandaki Gorge, Nepal

Man transporting plastic pipe the hard way -
Kali Ghandaki Gorge, Nepal

While trekking to the north, the Kali Ghandaki Gorge ultimately transitioned into a wide river wash -
near Jomsom, Nepal
Looking up to the Tibetan village of Jharkot and the temple of Muktinath -
Jharkot, Nepal
Stunning setting of the Himalayan village of Jharkot - Nepal
These youngsters live where the air is thin and the sun is powerful -
Jharkot, Nepal
Me showing off my "mountainous" weight loss during trek -
Muktinath Temple, Nepal
The popular Captain's Lodge at the approach to the Annapurna Sanctuary -
Nepal
These terraced mountainsides seem to defy gravity -
near Chomrong, Nepal
Mountains of terracing -
near Chomrong, Nepal
View up to the unclimbed summit of Machupachare at approach to Annapurna Sanctuary -
Nepal
I needed to negotiate this precarious bridge to reach the Annapurna Sanctuary -
near Machupachare Base Camp, Nepal
This rustic lodge had not yet opened for the season -
near Machupachare Base Camp, Nepal
View back down the gorge that leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary -
Nepal
This basin, covered in deep snow, is ringed by 26,000-foot mountains -
Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal
Me with friendly trail "uncoverer" -
Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal
Me standing on top of Mt. Everest (at least in my mind!) -
Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal
Mahout lounging on his foraging elephant -
Chitwan N.P., Nepal
Along with my young guide, we stumbled upon this rhinoceros during our foot safari into tiger country -
Chitwan N.P., Nepal
This monkey, high in the canopy, made an incredible leap between the trees -
Chitwan N.P. - Nepal
Even the youngest monkey had to make the leap! -
Chitwan N.P., Nepal
My guide Naris along with several Nepali children; the boy is showing us how he spins his wooden top -
near Chitwan N.P., Nepal
Cheerful Nepali children -
near Chitwan N.P., Nepal
These young children were curious about their visitor ... and cautious -
near Chitwan N.P., Nepal
Villagers replacing a thatch roof with grass from the park -
near Chitwan N.P., Nepal
For these children, I became a good excuse to stop working! -
near Chitwan N.P., Nepal
This young girl maintains a "cannibal-safe" distance by hiding behind her friend -
near Chitwan N.P., Nepal
The bus for which we had waited several hours finally arrived! -
near Chitwan N.P., Nepal
Room to stretch my legs? Nepali luxury bus -
near Chitwan N.P., Nepal

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