Faces of Nepal (2016 & 2017)

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2016:

 

In the streets of Atariya (in the far-west corner of the Terai lowland region of Nepal).

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Restaurant between Atariya and Darchula.

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In the streets of Darchula (on the western border of Nepal with India).

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Uday, a porter whom we hired from a village near Darchula.

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Pasang (right, one of my companions on the trek) buying fresh cabbage.

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Along Mahakali Nadi, the river that marks the western border of Nepal with India:

 

- Tea house.

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- Village scenes.

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- Traders carrying goods toward villages further up along Mahakali Nadi.

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- Left: Men and women repairing a damaged section of the trail above Mahakali Nadi. Right: My friend Dawa discussing with a woman in the village of Gaga

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2017:

 

In a lodge in Simikot (Humla region of Nepal).

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People encountered along Humla Karnali Nadi (river) toward Yalban:

 

- Girl and boy.

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- Old man with a baby.

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- People getting clean water at a fountain.

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- Young girl on her way to fetch clean water.

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- Old man spinning wool and woman in a tea house.

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- Traders on their way to Simikot.

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- Woman and child in a Tibetan camp.

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In the village of Chala.

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People of Chala returning from their monsoon pasture camp.

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Mushroom hunters encountered along Kawadi Khola.

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Caravans of goats (and sheep) carrying bags of salt, rice, and grains. Each animal can carry about 15kg.

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Porters from Kolti carrying 30kg bags of mushrooms to be sold on the Chinese market.

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People in the small hamlet of Lampato.

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Children in a camp of villagers returning home from their monsoon pasture and (next photo) woman from this camp seen later along the trail.

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Shepherds and sheep.

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Women in the village of Baudi.

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People of the village of Yuna.

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Left: Man of Yuna in a traditional water-propelled flour mil. Right: Shaman of Yuna.

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Men of Yuna plowing fields with handmade wooden plows drawn by oxen.

 

Man smoking a chillum (straight pipe).

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In villages along Karnali Nadi.

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A man carrying a shovel and a woman fetching water.

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Joyous children.

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Woman getting water from Karnali Nadi.

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Left: Young girl threshing grain with a frail near Kolti. Right: Man in Kolti.

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In the street of Kolti.

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Pilgrims in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

 

 

 

 

Buying Buddhist souvenirs in Lumbini.

 

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