Traverse of Dolpo (July 2012): 4. Dho Tarap Valley

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At approximately 4000m, the beautiful valley of Dho Tarap is a rather highly populated area of Dolpo (146 households in 1991). Numerous Buddhist monasteries and chortens are scattered across the valley.

 

House in Dho Tarap valley.

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Chortens.

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Monastery.

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Mani pebbles. (In most of Nepal, mani stones are made by carving soft slate sheets. Pebbles are much harder to carve.)

 

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Main village of Dho-Tarap.

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Woman and children in Dho Tarap valley.

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Dawa shopping in the ′general′ store of Dho-Tarap.

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Women in barley field.

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Bon gompa above Dho-Tarap.

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Small village of Dhoro above Dho-Tarap.

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Village of Maran, the last village before starting the ascent of Jhyarkoi La.

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Chortens in Maran.

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Woman in Maran.

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Other sections:

   Section 1: Nepalgunj to Matachaur

   Section 2: Matachaur to Tibetan camp above Maduwa

   Section 3: Crossing Bagala La and Numala La

   Section 5: Maran to Charkkha Bhot

   Section 6: Chharka Bhot to Jomson

 

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