After India Nepal just seems like a travelers paradise – no hassle, easy to get around, friendly people and even more colour, ritual and preserved living history. The UNESCO world heritage Durbar squares around the Kathmandu valley are some of the most spectacular medieval towns found anywhere on the planet and the great peaks of the Himalaya are – are unexplainable. Sadly i didn’t take as many photos as I should have as there was so much rain, but take a look at what I’ve got.
Patan’s Beautiful Durbar square
A statue of a god praying in the square
Another view of the amazingly preserved square
The statue of King Yoganrendra towering above the temples of the square
One of the huge stupas surrounding Patan, supposedly erected by the great Buddhist emperor, Ashoka
Monkeys climb amongst the prayer flags at Swayambhunath – also know as the monkey temple
More monkeys on a stupa
Ducks praying to a Hindu god
One of the Buddha Statues atop the huge hill stupa of Swayambhunath
the important Bhairab statue in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square – one of the most important in the region. It is believed that to tell a lie in front of Kala Bhairab will instantly die, and disagreements in the past would be resolved here
Cows fight with the pidgeons in Kathmandu’s Durbar
One of the many Tole’s, or squares, filled with stupas dotted around Kathmandu
The restaurant at the end of the world. The tea shop at the Thorung la pass – these guys stay here at nearly 5500m most of the year. At £2 a cup – the average daily wage – it’s problably worth it
The view down into the path leading to the desert that is the Kali Gandaki valley. One of the most spectacular areas in the world.
What we came from. The view up to one of the Daulgiri peaks – around 7000m, in the Kali Gandaki valley, arguably the deepest gorge in the world – 7000m at one side and 6000m at the other. And I’m at 3500m taking this photo.