|Sunrise on Manaslu.|
Each day brought new insights into Nepali life, and I found the people's warm spirit, aesthetic sense, and intricate and deeply religious life fascinating and inspiring. Physically, it was also a perfect opportunity to take a full 3 weeks off from running, which has allowed a whole host of minor overuse injuries to clear. A complete description of the trip would be too long, so for now, so a few photos will have to suffice for now.
|Nepali man winnowing grain in Bhaktapur.|
|Evening walking on the second day.|
|Walking up to Sringi Himal Gompa. After 6 hours of arduous walking, |
we reached the monestary and spent the night at the base of the background peak.
|Nepali woman cooking dinner in Prok.|
|Pungyen Gompa view.|
|Pungyen Gompa at the base of Manaslu.|
|Little Tibetan girl, at home in the snow and cold.|
|Ice-cold Samdo village and a blustery Manaslu at sunrise.|
|Day hiking toward the Tibet border with the Laryka mountains behind.|
|Enjoying Larkya La pass with our guide.|
|The view from the teahouse in Bamthang.|
|Bodnath stupa at dusk.|