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Kathmandu (काठमाडौं )   Lalitpur (ललितपुर )
Pokhara valley   Bhaktapur
Ratna Park   रत्न पार्क
Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City    Pokhara
ratna par bus station   Phewa Lake (फेव ताल )
Durbar Square   proposed land
berojgaar samiti karyalaya   lukla nepal
Swayambhunath   Taplejung District
Khumbu Glacier   Pashupati nath premise
Shree Pashupatinath area   Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Boudhanath Temple(NRN)   k ho yo?
Khula Manch - Open Air Auditorium   Lukla
Basantapur Durbar  

Nepal ( helpinfo) is a landlocked Himalayan country in South Asia, bordered by China (Tibet) to the north and by India to the south, east and west. Nepal is a kingdom of various geographical features, and is culturally rich. More than 80% of Nepalese follow Hinduism, which is higher than the percentage of Hindus in India, making it the single most Hinduic nation in the world. For a small territory, the Nepali landscape is uncommonly diverse, ranging from the humid Terai in the south to the lofty Himalayas in the north. Nepal boasts eight of the world's fourteen highest mountains, including Mount Everest on the border with China. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city. The other main cities include Bharatpur, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Birgunj, Janakpur, Pokhara, Nepalgunj, and Mahendranagar. The origin of the name Nepal is uncertain, but the most popular understanding is that it derived from Ne (holy) and pal (cave).

Nepal is divided into five development regions, from east to west:

  • – , Arun valley, Kanchenjunga.
  • – and .
  • – and the
  • – Dhaulagiri Himalaya, , inner Terai valleys and Jumla.
  • – Mahakali river.

These are further divided into fourteen administrative zones called 'anchal'.

Other regions (most of these are popular names, not official district/region titles): , , , , ,



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Urban Kathmandu

Urban Kathmandu
Made by MKDuwal
Kathmandu is the capital and largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which also contains two sister cities namely Patan or Lalitpur (an ancient city of fine arts and crafts) and Bhaktapur (city of devotees). It is also acronymed as 'KTM' and named 'tri-city'. Kathmandu valley is only slightly smaller than Singapore in terms of area. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal surrounded by four major mountains, namely: Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri. It is inhabited by 949,486 (2009) people. The Kathmandu valley with its three districts including Kathmandu District accounts for a population density of only 97 per km2 whereas Kathmandu metropolitan city has a density of 13,225 per km2. It is by far the largest urban agglomerate in Nepal, accounting for 20% of the urban population in an area of 5,067 hectares (12,520 acres) (50.67 square kilometres (19.56 sq mi)). Kathmandu is not only the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal but also the headquarters of the Central Region (Madhyamanchal) among the five development regions constituted by the 14 administrative zones of Nepal located at the central part of the country. The Central region has three zones namely, Bagmati, Narayani and Janakpur. Kathmandu is located in the Bagmati Zone. Kathmandu, as the gateway to Nepal Tourism, is the nerve centre of the country’s economy. With the most advanced infrastructure among urban areas in Nepal, Kathmandu's economy is tourism centric accounting for 3.8% of the GDP in 1995–96 (had declined since then due to political unrest but has picked up again). The city’s rich history is nearly 2000 years old, as inferred from an inscription in the valley. Its religious affiliations are dominantly Hindu followed by Buddhism. People of other religious beliefs also live in Kathmandu giving it a cosmopolitan culture. Nepali is the common language of the city, though many speak the Nepal Bhasa Newari as it is the center of the Newar (meaning: citizens of Nepal) people and culture. English and Hindi are understood by all of the educated population of the city. Besides a significant number of the population speaks any of the foreign languages like : French, German, Chinese, Hebrew, Korean etc. The literacy rate is 98% in the city. Kathmandu is now the premier cultural and economic hub of Nepal and is considered to have the most advanced infrastructure among urban areas in Nepal. From the point of view of tourism, economy and cultural heritage, the sister cities of Patan(lalitpur) and Bhaktapur are integral to Kathmandu. Even the cultural heritage recognition under the World Heritage list of the UNESCO has recognized all the monuments in the three urban agglomerates as one unit under the title “Kathmandu Valley-UNESCO World Heritage Site.

POKHARA - MY HOME, MY LOVE, MY PARADISE :)

POKHARA - MY HOME, MY LOVE, MY PARADISE :)
Made by Anton Jankovoy and Mariya Sogrina
Nepal, Pokhara (Lake Side), 2011 | 1/200 sec, f/4, ISO 640, FL 50 mm, 5 picture's panorama Пост в ЖЖ: jankovoy.livejournal.com/29962.html Покхара - удивительной красоты городишка, расположившийся на берегу горного озера у подножия грандиозного массива гор Аннапурна. В 1960-е город открыли хиппи, которые организовали многочисленные поселения в долине. В те же годы дети цветов стекались в эти места со всего мира, и вскоре Покхара стала вторым основным центром движения Хиппи по всем мире, после Сан-Франциско! Поэтому Покхару по праву называют мировой столицей хиппи 1970-х годов. Многие из них там осели и с тех пор, в основном, именно они держат многие гостиницы и рестораны. Воздух этого место буквально пронизан и пропитан запахом свободы, ощущением любви, вечного лета и благородной музыкой 60-х. На снимке: на переднем плане озеро Фева, на другой стороне озера сама Покхара, холм над озером (слева от центра) - Саранкот (1592 м). Гималайские пики слева направо: в левом нижнем углу Dhaulagiri (8167 m), следующий заснеженный пик Annapurna South (7219 m), далее Annapurna I (8091 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), по центру Machhapuchhre (Рыбий хвост) (6997 m), далее в небольшой ложбовине Gangapurna (7455 m), после Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7939 m) и Lamjung Himal (6986 m). Также с этой точки чуть правее виден пик Manaslu (8163 m), который не был включен в данную панораму. Итого отсюда видно 3 вершины (восьмитысячника) нашей планеты!!! :) Приглашаем Вас принять участие в фототуре: N.E.P.A.L. - Never Ending Peace And Love (19-30 октября, 12 дней) - jankovoy.livejournal.com/34147.html

Lighting up the Himalayas

Lighting up the Himalayas
Made by Anton Jankovoy and Mariya Sogrina
Nepal, Langtang National Park, Gosaikund View Point (4640 m), 2011 | 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, FL 85 mm On this picture right in the middle is Yangra Peak (7429 м) or so-called Ganesh I, that is the highest peak of Ganesh Himal Himalayan Range.This shot is taken at sunrise. If you are interested in traveling to Nepal, on 19-30 October we offer a photo-tour around the most beautiful places of Nepal. If you are interested or have any question, please send us a private message. На фото в центре пик Yangra (7429 м) или Ganesh I, который является высочайшей вершиной одноименной гряды Ganesh Himal. Хоть данная вершина и не восьмитысячник, но отличается от всех близлежащих гор вертикальностью рельефа своих стен. Yangra и весь Ganesh Himal расположились на границе Непала с Тибетом между долинами Budhi Gandaki и Trisuli Gandaki на севере от Катманду. Первые разведданные о данном пике собирал еще Харольд Вильям Тилман в своей экспедиции 1950 года. Первая же попытка взобраться на вершину была в 1953 году, но поддалась вершина только в 1955 франко-швейцарской экспедиции во главе с Раймондом Ламбертом. В то время данное восхождение привлекло особое внимание общественности из-за участия в нем женщины, Клод Коган. Ламберт, Коган и Эрик Гаучат вместе достигли вершины, но Гаучат так и не вернулся, разбившись на спуске. Больше никому не удавалось повторить восхождение на Янгру. Только одной из экспедиций удалось в 1960 году достичь восточной вершины горы Приглашаем Вас принять участие в фототуре: N.E.P.A.L. - Never Ending Peace And Love (19-30 октября, 12 дней) - jankovoy.livejournal.com/34147.html

Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, Nepal
Made by Katarina 2353
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia and, as of 2010, the world's most recent nation to become a republic. It is bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 30 million, Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolitan city. Nepal is a country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including the highest, Sagarmatha, known in English as Mount Everest. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. It contains over 240 peaks more than 6,096 metres (20,000 ft) above sea level. By some measures, Hinduism is practised by a larger majority of people in Nepal than in any other nation. Buddhism, though a minority faith in the country, is linked historically with Nepal as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Gautam Buddha gave birth to the Buddhist tradition. A monarchy throughout most of its history, Nepal was ruled by the Shah dynasty of kings from 1768, when Prithvi Narayan Shah unified its many small kingdoms. In 2006, however, decade-long People's Revolution by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) along with several weeks of mass protests by all major political parties of Nepal culminated in a peace accord, and the ensuing elections for the constituent assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of the abdication of the last Nepali monarch Gyanendra Shah and the establishment of a federal democratic republic in May 28, 2008. The first President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav, was sworn in on 23 July 2008. The word Nepal is believed by scholars to be derived from the word Nepa: which refers to the Newar Kingdom, the present day Kathmandu Valley. With Sanskritization, the Newar word Nepa became Nepal. The Newars of present day Nepal, refer to all the inhabitants of Kathmandu valley and its peripheries (called Nepa:) before the advent of Shah dynasty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal

His Holiness Dagchen Rinpoche's hand holds a vajra drawing lines that close the Hevajra Mandala, after the empowerment, Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

His Holiness Dagchen Rinpoche's hand holds a vajra drawing lines that close the Hevajra Mandala, after the empowerment, Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Made by Wonderlane
Tibetan-American lama, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche's hand holds a vajra drawing lines that close the Hevajra Mandala, after the empowerment, Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal. Now 80 years of age (as of 2009) the senior Tibetan Lama Dagchen Rinpoche co-founded The Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, in Seattle, Washington, the first Tibetan Monastery in the United States in 1979. The original Sakya Monastery was founded by his forebearers more than 900 years ago. H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche received the Hevajra Anuttarayoga initiation in an unbroken Khon Lineage transmission from the great founder of the Sayka School, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092- 1158), through the last Sakya Throne-holder in Tibet, His Holiness Trichen Ngawang Tutop Wangchuk (1900-1950), Rinpoche’s father. Hevajra is the most important meditational practice in the Sakya tradition. It matures disciples through planting seeds for the realization of the four bodies of the Buddha, empowers one to practice the Shri Hevarja Sadhana, and is a necessary prerequisite to receiving many other teachings such as the Vajrayogini Initiation. This is the physical plan for the dieties' palace, just like a blueprint. Somehow this looks like the world from outer space to me ... where the circles are in the sand mandala - vases of victory have been removed. The additional light is coming from another person's flash which fired similtaneously; I try to avoid using flash because it is disturbing to the eyes. Two senior lamas - monks are holding Dachen Rinpoche's hand up above the mandala so that the technical requirements of the closing are upheld. This is a huge sand mandala, and was actually used for the intiation - those fortunate few who view this image are very blessed. He gave permission for this image to be made public. Anyone who sees this is said to be granted blessings. It was taken just as he began closing the door, so some of the holy vibration is still to be felt. So congratulations! to you fortunate ones. 'jigs bral ngag dbang kun dga' bsod nams sa skya phun tshogs pho brang bdag chen rdo rje 'chang ngag dbang kun dga' bsod nams

Green is Life

Green is Life
Made by Araleya
Because of bad weather so I had to stay in Pokhara one more day.. It's not bad as I could biked to the place i still missed... Actually so lazy to bike because it was hilly but tried to think it's a good exercise... Along the way, it was nothing interesting.. just the road parrallel to the runwway of airport... I was almost gave up and turned back but somehow I continued biking.. Finally I found interesting place... a cross called Prativi Showk and there, an evening market was very livley and colorful.. Market along the pavement and I was happy there seeing real daily life of Nepal... Only me, a tourist was there among local people.. Remenmer one Japanese economic expert who asked me to take him to observe fresh market... He said it is the good way to see economic of the city in the local fresh market... since then I find local fresh market is very interesting... Sitting on the bus seeing field of corn, I could imagine corn of dinner table or in the market and there it is.. This observation makes the travel always interesting for me... As Fewa lake and dam is water source for agriculture... so the fresh market was full of green and red.. It was so narrow walkway and my eye was color-blind of these colorful street market.. Till I find this corner ... beautfiul ad colorful.. It was little happiness to see and share the colorful life there... the freshy and colorful vegetables here was so tempting so I finally bought lemons ... just to have hot honey lemon drink while reading and writing diary at night at the hotel ... Just localise myself with the place.. Prativi Showk Pokhara Kingdom of Nepal

Nepal :: Sunrise over Nagarkot

Nepal :: Sunrise over Nagarkot
Made by Ragstatic
Best viewed LARGE Easily and by miles the best break of dawn I have ever witnessed ! Fog in the valley below, faintly kissed by the nascent light rising over the Himalayan range , just blew me out. Coupled with some 1 - 2 deg C or maybe lower was a setting that rests one's mind. I found the wet stone roof , glistening as a great foreground , coupled with the chimney gave the composition a bit of a lift. Source : Wikipedia - Nagarkot is a village and Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 3504 and had 655 houses in it. At an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is considered one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur District. It is renowned for its sunrise view of the Himalaya including Mount Everest as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot is an international tourist destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views. We can see the panoramic views of the captivating landscapes and hills with the Kathmandu valley. You can breathe the cool mountain breeze in the resort town of Nagarkot.

Tibetan prayer flag

Tibetan prayer flag
Made by Claude@Munich
Traditionally, prayer flags come in sets of five, one in each of five primary colors. The five colors represent the elements and are arranged from left to right in a specific order: blue (symbolizing sky/space), white (symbolizing inner-self/cloud), red (symbolizing fire), green (symbolizing water), and yellow (symbolizing earth). The center of a prayer flag traditionally features a Ta (powerful or strong horse) bearing three flaming jewels on its back. The Ta is a symbol of speed and the transformation of bad fortune to good fortune. The three flaming jewels symbolize the Buddha, the Dharma (Buddhist teachings), and the Sangha (Buddhist community), the three cornerstones of Tibetan philosophical tradition. Surrounding the Ta are various versions of approximately 20 traditional mantras (powerful ritual utterances), each dedicated to a particular deity (in Tibetan, deities are not so much Gods as aspects of the divine which are manifest in each part of the whole non-dual universe, including individual humans). These writings include mantras from three of the great Buddhist Bodhisattvas: Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), Chenrezi (Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and the patron of the Tibetan people), and Manjushri.

Nepal

Nepal
Made by ZedZap
1993 .. One magical morning before dawn we noticed there were no clouds over the Himalaya so we rushed for our rented bicycles in the dark and headed down to the lake where we rented a boat which we rowed in the chill air out to this tiny island that supposedly had the best view in town. and as I turned around on the shore i saw the beauty of this kingdom unfold slowly . April 1993 ..Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a lake of Nepal located in the Pokhara Valley near Pokhara and Sarangkot. It is the second largest lake in Nepal . Annapurna looms in the distance from the lake and the lake is famous for the reflection of Mount Machapuchare on its surface. The holy Barahi mandir (temple) is situated on the island located in between in the lake. From the southern fringes of the city 3 eight-thousanders (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu) and, in the middle of the Annapurna range, the Machapuchare (Nepali: Machhapucchare: 'Fishtail') with close to 7000 m can be seen. This mountain dominates the northern horizon of the city and its name derives from its twin peaks, not visible from the south. View LARGE to see the full effect

Hello .. Princess

Hello .. Princess
Made by Araleya
In the heat of noon, I parked my bike to see the map.. finding way to go to Fewa dam.. I saw people sitting in front of their houses for relaxation and they saw me.. The lovely girl say Hi .. Hello.. to me... I said Hello Princess.. She is vey lovely like little princess.. from bicycle I took this shot quite far away... They didn't pose but somehow when I frame it before clicking I just feel like this shot is a kind of studio shot.. and lovely family album..I love their different gestures.. very lovely for me I love many things in here, the feeling, composition, contrasting, cultures and freindly memories with them.. Just a greeting from this little girl made me stay withn them for nearly two hours.. sat and talked and took several photos.. Starting with three of them them before I could be acknowledged they came like 10 or more people around me... Just easy going.. freindly atmosphere everywhere.. My travelling alone was never find any lonely moment... instead I got more freinds each day.. seeing more real life than travelling first time to Nepal with my friend on a luxury tour.. Just feel home to Nepal Dam Side, Pokhara Nepal

Silent Song

Silent Song
Made by Araleya
Early morning I walked around Fewa lake everyday I was there.. It's a pleasant morning walk even though Pokhara sky was foggy... It gave another charm.. No so much people there except Nepali woman went to lakeshore to wash their clothes... I saw this little boats... They attracted me Seeing them just as if hearing the silent song of Fewa lake For friends who ask me that my photo looks different.. Yes it is.. Normally I wont post photo of street shot but for Nepal shots, I intended to post even if they are falling out of my selection just because they are full of memories I want to recall and I love street shot of Nepal... There is something exceptional for Nepal.. The photo may not be really beautfiul but I want to contribute to Nepal and Nepal freinds by using photos to tell stories.. However by posting photo fallen out of my standard selection, those photos were in EXPLORE a lot within a month..Something I didn't expect before So beautifulness is different from Interestingness... Thank you for following seeing my different style Fewa Lake, Pokhara Nepal

Little Angel in the Market

Little Angel in the Market
Made by Araleya
I rent a bike to see Seti river and the old Bazar of Pokghra town.. I eagered to see the river as it is said it is white water like milk and the creek is so wonderful.. I hired a taxi to the mountain Sarangot to view the panarama landscape but it weas foogy, I told him to drop me at Seti river but he drop me by the lake and said Ialready see Seti river from the mountain.. It's not what we agreed before I hired him and I felt mad with him... So next day I rented a bicycle and bike along hilly road.. if it is so steep I walked with bicycle... and then I reached the local market.. which is so lively at late afternoon.. Seeing from the map I coyuld walked to the bridge and see the Seti river.. so I parked bicylcle and walked along the market.. To make sure I stopped to ask the little girl direction to go.. She was so lovely and rather shy but smile.. I was only one tourist there at that time.. She smiled and let me take her photo ... and eagerd to see how she looked like.. She is beautfiul, isn't she ? Prativi Chowk Pokhara, nepal

let sleeping gods lie

let sleeping gods lie
Made by Ron Layters
this is the statue of Sleeping Visnu at Budhanilkantha, just north of Kathmandu in Nepal. This incarnation of Vishnu is Narayan, resting on a bed made of the coils of the multi-headed snake, Anata Sesa (his 11 cobra heads protect the head of Visnu). This snake in turn is floating in the ocean of existance - which is all there was before the universe was created. From Vishnu's navel will grow a lotus, and from the lotus will come Brahma, who in turn will create the world... Legend dicatates that he will awaken after every monsoon and stop the rains. If he does not wake from his sleep it will be disaster, and so he is regularly bathed, cleaned, perfumed, and left food and drink by the priests from the temple. Every day pilgrims come to worship and join in with this caring ritual. Fly to this location (using Google Earth)

.... a Pokhara, il Phewa Tal

.... a Pokhara, il Phewa Tal
Made by lorytravelforever (uploading°°)༽♥ॐ
Il tramonto ringrazia la Terra , io ringrazio la Terra ed il Sole che mi riempiono di calda energia... ringrazio l'acqua che mi disseta l'anima, ringrazio la luce che mi fa guardare, ringrazio l'aria con cui mi riempio i polmoni e mi zittisce e mi calma. Non ringrazio te, Uomo, Che devasti il mio balsamo e collirio... ...l'acqua ora mi avvelena le viscere, ...l'aria ora mi soffoca... ...e il dolore diventerà cronico. Avrò ancora la speranza di guarire? The Sunset thanked the Earth, I thank the earth and the sun fill me with warm energy ... I thank the water refreshes the soul, I thank the light that makes me look, I thank the air with which I fill my lungs and silenced me and calms me. I don't thank you thank you, Man, That devastates my balm and eye drops ... ... I now poisoning the water depths, ... The air now I'm choking ... ... And the pain becomes chronic. Will I still hope to heal?

So Beautfiul, the Moment

So Beautfiul, the Moment
Made by Araleya
Last evening at Pokhara, City by the lake and the Annuapurna ranges - part of Himalayas, I stopped the bike to view the pinky glitterring on the lake.. So silent and beautiful, the moment... I wish I could be there bathed with fascinating light. It was very foggy day for the whole day in Pokhara and the airplane was cancelled. I was not able to see the famous Fish tail Peak behind the lake. However the thick fog over the lake made the mysterious and beautiful atmosphere around the lake. Just aprticular spot that last sun light could leave the pinky touch over the glittering water surface. It was enchanting moment and I could not take my eyes away. It's nice to have just a few minutes of beautfiul moment a day... and at that day I got it... It soothed and calmed my mind..and photography allows me to regain the beautiful moment again and again. Evening at Fewa Lake Pokhara Nepal

Afternoon Delights

Afternoon Delights
Made by Araleya
It's summer and it's hot, afternoon was moving on slowly by the heat. People like to sit in front of the house along the road side and share time together. Some were talking or playing game together, some were watching people and some were sleeping... Just lively and colorful street scenes. I took tourist bus so that I could see lives and take shot of street lives. Local bus is crowded and no assured seats and stops very often, while tourist bus is with assured seat but still no air con and stop often while green line bus is with air con and with comfortable service. I think which type of bus should I use. If it is short distance I may try local bus, however I take tourist bus so that I could see more street life. This shot was taken when the bus stop for people to get off.. The photo is not so sharp, I took it from the bus window Along the road from Chitawan to Pokhara Nepal

Fewa Lake Colors

Fewa Lake Colors
Made by Araleya
From high level lakeshore, we could see colorful boats together on board waiting for sailing over the peaceful Fewa lake. The water at lakeshore was shallow there were water weeds growing underneath.. Boats at Fewa lake are particularly so colorful and eye catchy. It is beautiful colors of Fewa lake. (added) Thank you all friend for visiting and glad more friends like this photo .. Just notice that different location of the lake give different colors of lake.. Then I recall.. the green lake was from green reflection from big tree.. while other shot, blue lake and grey lake was from reflection of sky at different time.. that location has no tree only sky color reflection on the lake.. Just happy to discover this changing colors when these photos of lake were posting together Fewa lake, Pokhara Nepal

Everest and the high Himalayas

Everest and the high Himalayas
Made by orclimber
Mt. Everest, in the middle, Nuptse on the right and a Tibetan peak on the left. Taken from Kala Patar, Oct. 31,1999. It was always a lifetime dream of mine to see Everest. I had been a climber for 16 years and have always wanted to see the Himalayan Range and the highest mountain on Earth. I never had any wish to ever climb the mountain nor do I have $65,000 dollars and a couple months to take off. I just wanted to go up a nearby peak and take the views in while still be able to breathe. I was able to accomplish that goal in October of 1999. This picture was taken from the summit of Kala Patar: a trekking peak located across from Everest. I did have tears in my eyes from finally being in this place along with the awesome beauty of the majestic peaks. This is one of the 1000 places to see before you die

The Temple Portico @ Bhaktapur, Nepal

The Temple Portico @ Bhaktapur, Nepal
Made by Ragstatic
MUST View LARGE .......at the Bhaktapur Temple Complex. I found this interesting (challenging of course) view. Interesting because the views to the right and left of the centre corner were at 90 deg and offered some wonderful contrast and play of light. The timber roof as you see is really old and weathered. I could easily have taken only the left or the right view , which I did, but I found this unique and different ;-). NO HDR. just blending and layer masking. Had to get the right WB for the wood and the red bricks. Interstingly enough the camera could not get it right ...had to manage this in RAW and selective cooling filter. Handheld - 3 of 5 exposures used. ISO 400, f/4

Chaityas of Pashupatinath (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Chaityas of Pashupatinath (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Made by EpiVin
Pashupatinath temple is a Hindu temple located on the shore of the Bagmati river on the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It is regarded as the most sacred temple of Shiva (Pashupati) in Nepal. Shivaratri or night of lord Shiva is the most important festival celebrated in this temple. Along the shores of the Bagmati river near the temple lies Arya Ghat, the most widely used place of cremation for the deceased in Nepal, especially in and around the Kathmandu valley. There is also a large market in the streets surrounding the temple. Believers of the faith Hinduism are allowed to enter the temple, but only if they were born in the religion. Non-Hindu visitors are allowed to have a look at the temple from the other bank of Bagmati river. Wikipedia

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. The story of a community project trek deep into the Himalaya to help restore a school....Nepal School Himalaya footprints charity Lonely Planet travel


Everest Base Camp Nepal
21 Day hike to Mt Everest camp from Jiri for Dean and Michelle...Nepal Everest Base-Camp Hike


Bansuri The musical instrument of Nepal
of Nepal. Please listen to a wonderful tone. What is being performed is Sushil Bishwakarma of a musician very famous for Nepal....asia nepal music


Nepal - Koshi Tappu
river of Nepal, the Koshi. It is a major residing, staging and wintering site for waterfowls and waders in the subcontinent....nepal trekking treks


Impressions - Nepal and India
. Featured locations: Nepal - Katmandu, Boudhanath Stupa, Annapurna, Bakhtapur India: Hampi, last scene somewhere near Puma....Nepal India Travel Art


Nepal Independent Trekking Guide
. If you're planning a trip to Nepal or Tibet contact Jagat at www.independent-trekkingguide-nepal.com By the way the music in


Cremation at Pashupathinath Nepal
first a cremation of person from the more wealthier class. Later you see cremations of persons from the lower class....Cremation Pashupathinath Bagmati Nepal


Nepal festival 2006
Nepal festival.This festival named after Lord Indra- the God of Rain and also the King of Heaven is celebrated by both the Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal


Nepal...
and some small videos of Nepal. Hopefully, it depicts all the three regions (Himalayan, Hilly and Terai regions) of Nepal, and most of the


Ayna - Nepal
Ayna - Nepal(190. Bölüm). Samanyolu Tv....Ayna Nepal Belgesel Saim Orhan Samayolu Tv Documentary Dokumentation Mount Everest


King Of Adventure Nepal part 1/5
Malay sub...king of adventure KOA mingdao


nepal
tim raji and praz goes to nepal...lads trip to nepal


samjhana suresh kumar nepal ko yaad nepali song
tried to add the stills reminding how great nepal nepali peoples and nepali music are.......nepal nepali music sajmhana dharan himal rara


Madhesh (Terai/Tarai) of Nepal (better quality)
to Madhesh or Terai/Tarai, the southern part of Nepal....Nepal Madhesh Madhes Madheshi Madhesi Mades Nepalese Maithili Bhojpuri Tarai Terai Tarain Terain


nepal
part 2 tim raj and praz goes to nepal...nepal


Laxmi Puja at my house in Nepal As an american I find it a.
Blessing .. And never take for granted my nepali wife and family, THis was during Laxmi puja, the path inside the house is an invitation to the




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KAHUN VDC add by Dipendra Acharya
lamachour ward no 4, Sahar Dahar
Sauraha
Swayambhunath
  Tashilhunpo
Shigatse
Annapurna Massif
Annapurna Sanctuary

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