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    Just follow the river..

    You shall come to the town. The town is at 3500 mts.


    Lush green forests. In the distance, on the peaks..our companion; snow and ice.

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    Re: Just follow the river..

    Beautiful, Rayyan. Indonesia?

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    Re: Just follow the river..

    my guess is Nepal

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    Jorgen, jlm..thanks for stopping by.

    This is Nepal. A very small village ( town ) north of Annapurna, in a valley.

    One can see the Annapurna and Gungapurna peaks from here. One can also see the huge snow fall as it descends down the peaks.

    Travellers usually spend the night here to acclimitaize to the altitude before going on further up.

    For me, this is the last stop. Ayesha goes on further from here.

    I provide the directions!!

    Spending a few days here is really worth it.

    Regards.

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    Rush hour..


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    Re: Just follow the river..

    Much further up..one can get a closer look at the snow/ice fall..around 5600 mts up.


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    Re: Just follow the river..

    Wow... I thought I didn't have to go there. Apparently, I was mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Wow... I thought I didn't have to go there. Apparently, I was mistaken.
    Of course we don't have to go there!! We can walk around these parts. See

    the balcony slightly left of the center ( blue and white ). The last corner on your left

    is where I am found. Sleeping, walking amongst the flowers, the river.

    There is a small tea shop behind on the mountain..short distance away.

    Just sit there. hear the river fall on the stones below, the birds, the rustling of the leaves..

    Evening walk down, from my balcony watch the sunset..


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    i made a 6 week trek in Nepal in '92 with my 25yr old son and a few other friends, started in Lukla, a small village just like this. accessible only by yak, foot or air (fly in from Katmandu, very small airstrip, with an old crashed plane off to the side)

    best trip i have ever taken; by all means, go to nepal in the mountains

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    i made a 6 week trek in Nepal in '92 with my 25yr old son and a few other friends, started in Lukla, a small village just like this. accessible only by yak, foot or air (fly in from Katmandu, very small airstrip, with an old crashed plane off to the side)

    best trip i have ever taken; by all means, go to nepal in the mountains
    Thanks jlm for looking in.

    Lovely place indeed; if one wants to get away from it all..or exercise!!

    You must have been doing the Everest base Camp trek..Lukla, Namche and onwards. Lovely trekking there..

    The airport is slightly better nowadays. Below some shots to bring back memories. Lukla!!

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    Lukla..coming in to land..


    The best flight is the one you walk out from...


    The other side of town..Lukla:


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    that's the place, I think we flew in on an Otter, all our baggage weighed of course. Via Namche Bazaar and Tengboche, Dengboche and Lobuche, we went to the base camp (19,000ft, Kala Patar), then spent another three weeks going over a very high pass, Panche Pokhari,
    Amphhu Laptsa, Sherpani Col, 21,000 ft, and out by Makkalu base camp, Num, Tumlingtar, hiking down the river valley to Hile Ended up bussing back to Katmandu from Hile. That bus ride was way scarier than landing at Lukla

    your shots bring back many memories...maybe I will post a few digitized slides (this was pre-digital, i actually had my first autofocus Nikon D90 for the trip, worked perfectly)
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    jlm, the bus rides can be..well, adventureous!!

    Back to the tea shop in the hills..the owner was an old lady. I suspect it belonged to the family. Mornings and afternoons were slightly busy ( 3/4 customers ). Else, I was the only one..


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    Re: Just follow the river..

    I'm watching, getting tempted. Please keep on posting

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    Re: Just follow the river..

    Rayyan: One more watcher, one more being tempted and being deeply impressed: my favorites so far are #6 (simply unbelievable scenery) and of course the portrait of the shop owner.
    Best regards - Hermann

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I'm watching, getting tempted. Please keep on posting
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    Rayyan: One more watcher, one more being tempted and being deeply impressed: my favorites so far are #6 (simply unbelievable scenery) and of course the portrait of the shop owner.
    Much appreciated Jorgen and Hermann.

    Things might look better or worse in pictures. If you can do without some fancy modern day accessories; enjoy simple ( not so simple now as the remittances from the Mid-East guest workers are making a big difference )
    life and folk; then you should have fun.

    The most beautiful vistas on this earth await you.

    Regards.

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    The final ones I found..

    Whether it is in the valleys..


    or gazing up..


    or looking out towards the Guardians..


    I never forget the most important thing that brings me to Nepal..


    Thanks for looking in.
    koffee & kamera
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    Thank you, Rayyan. Lots of goodness

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