Best of Nepal

Bad weather and a busy schedule have kept me away from my camera for awhile. So I thought I’d post my favorite pictures taken in Nepal. Hard to believe that was over two years ago… If you were tired of Korean pictures, I hope you’ll enjoy these.

Sigur Ros – Staralfur :


First off, my favorite picture. A beautiful, hilarious little girl I met while riding a bike around the Chitwan National Park.

Happiness

We did a lot of riding on top of buses. Comfort and the good view overruled safety. Just be sure to watch out for trees, and be prepared to jump off.

Tata

The next few pictures were taken in areas around Dharan.

Necklace family

Before.

After.

Hard work

Before going to Nepal, I had no idea that the country had jungles, tigers and elephants. The Chitwan National Park is definitely worth going to.

Bike, school kids

Lonely bird

We decided to go on a walking tour of the park. Our guide had a stick, just in case we came across a rhino or tiger.

Large reptile

Decor

And our guide wasn’t messing around when he told us it’d be a good idea to wear boots…

Leech attack

This was my first experience with leeches, and hopefully the last. Pulling up your pants only to discover blood trickling down your legs and suckers feeding on you…hey, it happens.

Left-overs...

The next picture is not good at all…but the experience it represents is unforgettable. We were walking through tall grass (above our heads) when we heard a series of grunts. And sure enough, there was a rhino facing us. It took off running, and so did I…with my heart beating a little faster than usual. Instructions when a rhino is chasing you: run in zig-zags and drop stuff as you go. At least that’s what I was told.

Freeze!

A good way to wake up in the morning is climbing on elephants, and bathing with them.

Trunks

Elephant polo, anyone?

Next destination, Pokhara, a quiet city at the base of the Annapurna.

Beef: It's What's Not For Dinner

It happened to be Diwali when we were there, and unfortunately this is my only decent picture of the festival.

Light, celebrated

That’s the Annapurna range in the background with the “Fishtail” in the middle, nearly 7,000m high.

Chillin'

Wrinkles

Simon Says

Curiosity

Went on a three day trek at the base of the Annapurna, and stayed in a couple of villages. This man and his family hosted Ben and I for the night:

Tea Time

I imagine this laundry smells very, very good.

Proud father

P.S. Sorry for the slight blur in some of the pictures. I lowered the quality of the pictures for faster loading time, but I guess that was a mistake.

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~ by nathanhendrix on April 6, 2010.

2 Responses to “Best of Nepal”

  1. hey man, these are amazing! hope you know that. i miss being close to see you dude, but hopefully that will change soon enough. seriously you need to sell postcards.

    Mark

  2. meaningful traveling makes your eyes deeper

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