Awesome view of Ngadi Chuli (7879 m) or Peak 29, from the last village on Manaslu Circuit Trekking Route, Samdo (3875 m) in Nepal Himalayas. Horses grazing in the flat ground of the village is incidentally used as helipad. Samdo village has the importance of trade between Nepal and Tibet, which is just a walking day from Samdo was once used as a main trading centre of the old silk and salt trading route. by : @himalayasubhamoy
"Wisdom begins with wonder." -Socrates
I can't help but look back at these photos of my all-too-short time in the Himalayas and imagine the surprises around every corner, the inner workings of culture, the gentle and wild mysteries of the mountains that came with each long day. The welcoming generosity of the Nepali and Sherpa people. The philosophy of the here & now. When we finished traveling the US in search of wildlife, I felt a strong pull to the Roof of the World. A push from the wind, a collection of meaningful coincidences, all driven by some new insatiable curiosity that i stumbled upon, hearing of the Everest Base Camp trail for the first time while I was hiking the North Island of New Zealand's Te Araroa a year back. It wasn't just a lure into an unknown trail, but a foreign language, culture, and completely different side of the world. And whether it was in the quiet of the mountains or hustle of the city of Thamel, when I would stop letting my mind work, open my eyes and ears fully and feel the moment in time, that's when I knew Nepal was more than a place, it became a mindset. Thank you, #Nepal
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Happy birthday to our very own Autumn Moberg! Without her our henna project wouldn't exist! Thank you for your hard work and dedication! From us and the children of @raksha_nepal_ we love you and hope that this year is the best one yet! @theeautumn
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Video by @renan_ozturk@davemossop // A time-lapse reveal of Mt. Everest from a 18,000ft cave across the Khumbu glacier. For this adventure, Dave @bushywayne and I were on a mission not to climb a mountain but to capture intimate moments with the Sherpa culture and the surrounding peaks they consider deities. ~
'Innocence' ~ Beauty of Nepal, A young teen, in traditional village dress, waiting to cross the bridge on her way to home, at Dovan, in Manaslu Circuit Route, in Nepal.
Nepalis (English: Nepalese;Nepali: नेपाली) are the Indo-Aryan and Sino-Tibetan citizens of Nepal under the provisions of Nepali nationality law. The country is home to people of many different national origins. As a result, people of Nepal do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, but with citizenship and allegiance. Although citizens make up the majority of Nepalis, non-citizen residents, dual citizen, and expatriates may also claim a Nepali identity. Nepalis are descendants of migrants from parts of India, Tibet, and parts of Burma and Yunnan, and much further traces origin to Central Asia, along with indigenous peoples by : @himalayasubhamoy
And oldie but goodie #Repost@khumbuclimbingcenter (@get_repost)
The workmanship of our Nepali masons is nothing short of amazing. Every day their work ethic and dedication to quality set a fine example.
Our team, some Sherpa, and others Magar, have homes and family in several villages of the lower Solukhumbu. They work together with efficiency and much laughter. We are very thankful for their return to the #kccbuilding project after closed season in Phortse.
Your contributions to and support of the ALCF allow us to pay a good wage, provide insurance for each team member, provide quality safety glasses and gloves.... and bring a few new volleyballs each work season. Many thanks.
Gravity Water empowers and educates communities in every region we operate by providing job opportunities and fostering ownership of their new water systems. Here are some Team Members engaging with students of Milestone School!
My apologies for going a few days without posting. Things have been a bit nutty this past week with early morning shooting nearly every day. I love being busy. I have much to say on the subject, but suffice to say that right now I feel pretty fortunate to be able to do what I do. Anyway, since it's Thursday, here is a TBT going back to April, in Nepal. This is some early morning snow being blown off the summit of Annapurna II in the first light of day.
Last week, Founder Danny Wright spoke with students from the German International School of Silicon Valley about the Global Water Crisis. By the end of the discussion, students were creating potential solution for issues of water quality and availability around the world! If you and your class are interested in hosting a dialogue with Gravity Water drop us a line! firstname.lastname@example.org
Burning Ghats, beside Bagmati River, behind Pashupatinath Temple, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Despite being clogged with garbage and black with pollution, the fetid Bagmati River is actually an extremely sacred river; Pashupatinath is the Nepali equivalent of Varanasi on the sacred River Ganges. The cremation ghats along the Bagmati are used for open-air cremations, but only members of the royal family can be cremated immediately in front of Pashupatinath Temple. The funerals of 10 members of the Nepali royal family took place here after the massacre in 2001. Fires burned here day and night after the 2015 earthquake as hundreds of families dealt with the human cost of the disaster.
Funerals of ordinary Nepalis still take place daily on the ghats to the south of the temple. Bodies are wrapped in shrouds and laid out along the riverbank, then cremated on a wooden pyre in a surprisingly businesslike way. It’s a powerful place to contemplate notions of death and mortality. photo by: @himalayasubhamoy