Faces of Nepal (2008)

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In 2008, for almost two months I trekked from the western side of Nepal (starting near Darchula) to central Nepal (ending at Arughat). This was the first half of my west-to-east traverse of Nepal. I completed the traverse in 2011. The following photos are approximately in chronological order.

 

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People of the remote village of Chetty, where cannabis is a major crop.

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Left: Women carrying freshly cut cannabis stems. Right: Men hand spinning wool; local people make their own warm wool clothes, including these beautiful jackets and pants.

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Men smoking chillums (straight funnel-shaped pipes).

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Woman with flowers in her hairs.

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Nice hat!

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During the Dashain festival.

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Man with a chillum.

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Young girls in Chaurikot.

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Monk apprentices in the Buddhist gompa of Hurikot village.

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Women in the village of Pungma.

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Making buckwheat pancakes.

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Morning puja in Dhorpatan.

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Drying rice-based delicacies.

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Children in the villages of Samdo and Samagao.

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Women with prayer wheels.

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Ringin Dorje Lama, a famous mani stone carver in Kokwa village.

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Right: Waiting for the bus in Arughat on a cold misty morning.

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