Faces of Nepal (2012)

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Along a trek across Dolpo from Jumla to Jomson:

 

In the village of Urthu and Matachaur (not yet in Dolpo).

 

 

 

Man near Matachaur.

 

In a Tibetan camp, near Phoksundo lake. Very poor, but smiling.

 

 

Man collecting yarchagumba, the Himalayan natural Viagra.

 

In a well-supplied store in Dho Tarap valley.

 

Woman and children in Dho Tarap valley.

 

 

 

Woman and child in the village of Chharka Bhot.

 

Left: In a tea house of Chharka Bhot. Right: Shepherd in his tent, near Chharka Bhot.

 

Along a trek from Taplejung to Jiri, via Lumba Samba Pass, Sherpani and West Cols, and Amphu Lapsta:

 

People encountered between Taplejung and Chirwa.

 

 

 

 

Collecting cardamom pods, one of the most expensive spices per weight.

 

Women in Olangchun Gola, a village populated by people of Tibetan descent.

 

 

 

 

 

Children of Thudam, an isolated and extremely poor hamlet below Lumba Sumba pass.

 

Old woman and children in the village of Chyamtang.

 

 

 

Man in the village of Hongon.

 

Smiling child in the village of Chukhung.

 

Porters carrying all kinds of loads to villages only reachable on foot. They use their thick wood sticks for balance while walking and for load support while resting.

 

 

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