I may have spent the last few posts bitching and whining about Kathmandu, but…
We did, honestly, love Nepal.
So here’s my favourite pictures of Nepal.
The alpenglow catches Everest behind Nuptse, seen from Kala Patthar.
A man selling coloured powders for ritual purposes in Kathmandu.
And an offering to Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, made with these self-same dyes.
We were in Pokhara for Deepawali, and these little girls were going from house to house in their best clothes dancing, rather as children might sing carols in the UK.
My favourite mountain ever — Ama Dablam — from our Everest Base Camp trek.
Serried ranks of Shiva shrines at the temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu.
Idling holy men, or sadhus, posing at Pashupatinath.
Sunrise from Gokyo Ri.
Boats on Lake Phewa, in the lakeside town of Pokhara.
And the father of our host in Pokhara garlanded for Deepawali.
Prayer flags in the Himalayas, on our way up Machermo Ri.
The gorgeous colours of the Tibetan monastery at Tengboche.
And a loo with a view in that self-same spot.
Ama Dablam again, with a chorten and juniper in the foreground. I LOVE this mountain.
A Sherpa mother and her baby namaste-ing on our way out from Namche Bazar to Everest Base Camp (you can read my Everest Base Camp FAQ here, if you’d like).
And these absolutely adorable miniature down jackets, their sleeves sealed in lieu of mittens, sold for the Sherpa babies in the Khumbu.
We didn’t see as much of Nepal as we’d have liked.
But I guess that’s a reason to come back…
You can see more Kathmandu pictures here.