NEPAL pictures by The World Traveller

Inspiring Kathmandu and everyday life of ordinary people in remote mountain villages in East Nepal.

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Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Kathmandu

Eyes of the Buddha on Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Eyes of the Buddha on the Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu

Prayer flags at Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prayer flags at Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu

Buddhist monk offers at Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Buddhist monk making offerings at Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu

Applying tika, a little red dot, on the forehead, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Mother applying tika, a little red dot, on the forehead of her daughter at Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu

Transporting gas cylinders by bicycle outside Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Transporting gas cylinders by bicycle outside Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu

Giant prayer bell at Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Giant prayer bell at Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu

Buddhist monk lighting  praying candles at Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Buddhist monk lighting one of the many praying candles near Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu

Praying candles at Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Praying candles are lit every evening at Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu

Cremation at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Cremation at Pashupatinath Hindu Temple

Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pashupatinath, a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex

Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pashupatinath, a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex

Kathmandu

Detail of stone carving at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Detail of stone carving at Pashupatinath Temple

Kathmandu

Shamans at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Shamans at Pashupatinath Temple

Kathmandu

Cremation at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Cremation at Pashupatinath

on the banks of the Bagmati River

Kathmandu

Preparing body for cremation

Body on a stretcher prepared for cremation at Pashupatinath Temple

Kathmandu

Funeral pyre for the cremation of a dead body at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Wooden funeral pyre for the cremation of a dead body at Pashupatinath Temple

Kathmandu

Golden flags at Swaymbhunath Stupa aka Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Golden flags at Swaymbhunath Stupa aka Monkey Temple

Kathmandu

Prayer wheel at Swaymbhunath Stupa aka Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prayer wheel at Swaymbhunath Stupa aka Monkey Temple

Kathmandu

Monkeys at Swaymbhunath Stupa aka Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Monkeys at Swaymbhunath Stupa aka Monkey Temple

Kathmandu

Monkeys at Swaymbhunath Stupa aka Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Monkey at Swaymbhunath Stupa aka Monkey Temple

Kathmandu

Bells and padlocks at Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bells and padlocks at Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple

Kathmandu

Festive occasion at Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple, Kkathmandu, Nepal

Festive occasion at Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple

Kathmandu

Monkeys at Swaymbhunath stupa aka Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Monkeys at Swaymbhunath stupa aka Monkey Temple

Kathmandu

Woman sitting on the curb clipping her nails, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Woman sitting on the curb clipping her nails

Bhaktapur

Red paint at the Lama Thanka Painting School

Red paint at the Lama Thanka Painting School

Durbar Square, Bhaktapur

Couple sitting on the curb watching people walk by

Couple sitting on the curb watching people walk by

Bhaktapur

Years after the earth quake buildings at Durbar Square still need support beams

Years after the earth quake buildings at Durbar Square still need support beams

Bhaktapur, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Potter making a clay vase, handicraft at Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Potter making a clay vase, handicraft at Durbar Square

Bhaktapur

Potter making a clay vase, handicraft at Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Potter making a clay vase, handicraft at Durbar Square,

Bhaktapur

Tibetan horn in a music store, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Tibetan horn in a music store

Bhaktapur

Portrait of a Buddhist monk

Portrait of a Buddhist monk

Kathmandu

Lion statue at Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Lion statue at Durbar Square

Bhaktapur, UNESCO World Heritage Site

View over Kathmandu City

View over Kathmandu City

Busy traffic heading for Kathmandu

Busy traffic heading for Kathmandu

Education in the Alpine Valley School, Kathmandu, Nepal

Education in the Alpine Valley School

Kathmandu

Man carrying a heavy bag of rice on his shoulder

Man carrying a heavy bag of rice on his shoulder

Khandbari

Seamstress

Seamstress

Khandbari

Sherpas heading for Tumlingtar Airport, Nepal

Sherpas heading for Tumlingtar Airport

Tumlingtar

Rice straw drying in the sun, Num, East-Nepal

Rice straw drying in the sun

Num

Rice harvesting, Gairi Pangma, East-Nepal

Rice harvesting

Gairi Pangma

Farmer ploughing the muddy rice field with an ox span, Num, East-Nepal

Farmer ploughing the muddy rice field with an ox span

Num

Red chili peppers drying in the sun

Red chili peppers drying in the sun

Himalayas mountain region

Butterfly on a red geranium

Butterfly on a red geranium

Sekha

Happy mothers with child

Happy mothers with child

Num

Woman weaving, East-Nepal

Woman sitting outside on the ground weaving

Num

Portrait of a Rai woman with scorpion nose ring

Portrait of a Rai woman with scorpion nose ring

Num

Children ready to go to school

Children ready to go to school

Gairi Pangma

Man carrying a wood log on his shoulder

Man carrying a wood log on his shoulder

Sekha

Children playing outside

Children playing outside

Num

Woman greeting

Namaste!

Num

Water boiling outdoors in a beautiful mountain landscape, East-Nepal

Water boiling outdoors in a beautiful mountain landscape

Num

Hiking uphill between rice fields, East-Nepal

Hiking uphill along rice fields

Gairi Pangma

Wonderful landscape in the eastern hills of Nepal

Wonderful landscape in the eastern hills of Nepal

Winding gravel road from Sekha to Num, Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal

Winding gravel road from Sekha to Num

Wood stock drying in the sun

Nicely arranged wood drying in the sun

Num

Cows crossing a sandy dirt road on the way to Num, Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal

Cows crossing a sandy dirt road on the way to Num

 

Washing clothes at the village water tap

Washing clothes at the village water tap

Gairi Pangma

Woman greeting namaste

Namaste!

Gairi Pangma

Frying donuts, East-Nepal

Frying donuts

Num

Grandmother with grandchild saying hello, Nepal

Grandmother with grandchild

Gairi Pangma

Big sister taking care of her little brother, Nepal

Big sister taking care of her little brother

Gairi Pangma

Rai woman wearing a scorpion nose ring, Nepal

Rai woman wearing a scorpion nose ring

Gairi Pangma

Town square of a remote mountain village, East-Nepal

Children return from school while young men play a ballgame at the town square

Num

Children in traditional dresses dance for teachers, class mates and visitors

Children in traditional dresses dance for teachers, class mates and visitors

Num

Children walk hand in hand to school, Khandbari, Nepal

Children walk hand in hand to school

Khandbari

Millet field in a remote mountain area in East-Nepal

Millet field, millet is used to brew the alcoholic drink tongba

Eastern mountain region of Nepal

Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, Nepal

Snow-clad Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8,485 metres)

Nepal / Tibet border

Everyday life of Nepalese mountain people

Everyday life of Nepalese mountain people

Gairi Pangma

Handmade ecological shopping bag

Handmade ecological shopping bag

Tumlingtar

Tongba, a millet-based alcoholic drink popular in East-Nepal

Tongba, a millet-based alcoholic drink popular in the eastern mountainous region of Nepal

 

Marigold flowers

Marigold flowers