Dhaulagiri - the 7th highest mountain of our Earth is 8167 meters high. It was the first mountain higher than 8000 meters to be measured and was thought to be our highest mountain until 1838. Here it is seen from the famous Poon Hill view point.
A porter carrying a heavy load up a trail in the Nepalese Himalayas, trudging through the barren landscape with Ama Dablam (my all-time favorite mountain) in the background. When seeing scenes like this, with a small representation of humanity against the massive monuments of nature, it's hard to grasp the significant impact we have had on this - and other - wild places on earth. Excited to be heading back to Nepal and the Himalayas soon again to continue documenting the challenges with human impact. In many ways this the first place where my photography career took a turn towards the intersection of humans and nature; I look forward to go back. #sagarmatha#khumbu#amadablam#nepal#nepaliloveyou#natgeocreative
The Beautiful smile of an elderly man in Lower Solukhumbu old shelter house in Nepal. - his expression here is one that stood out to me, as well as the extraordinary lines his expression makes!with he wearing national weapon. The Khukuri is utility knife of the Nepalese people. ... We, at Ex- Gurkha Khukuri , take great pride in helping to preserve this ancient tradition, and sharing it with ...old village man. #khukuri#faceofnepal @face.of.nepal @portraits.nepal #discovernepal#nepaliloveyou#nepalnow#nepal8thwonder#nepalifaces
A beautiful Bonelli's Eagle (Morangi Cheel) looking over Kathmandu - the city of glory. A city that has never been ruled by foreigners, since no one was ever able to conquer Kathmandu. Probably because it is encircled by high mountains? Once this all had been a gigantic lake and now half the population of Nepal is calling it their home. Kathmandu is an eye popping, jaw dropping experience.
Guess where we are going? We followed these mighty Yaks all the way up to Everest Base Camp visiting all the hotels and lodges en route as we are seeking to find a durable market for locally grown organic produces of our farmers. The Everest trekking trail attracts thousands of tourists every year, and most of our community members from Lower Everest area work here seasonally as helpers, porters, and guides. So it is exciting for us to be exploring another avenue of income generation for our community members by helping them find a market for their produces here. If you are planning a visit in this area, please be sure to ask if they are using local farm products. Support local economy. #nepaliloveyou#everest#ebc#trekking#supportlocal#golocal#wanderlust#amadablam#mountains#visitnepal#nepal8thwonder#dktm
A Sadhu ("good man") who has chosen to live a life apart from or on the edges of society to focus on his own spiritual practices. They live very simple, sometimes even homeless and settle their little expenses with the help of donations. Besides the Sadhus who focus on spirituality, there are a few Sadhus who dedicate their lives to achieve bizarre goals. Amongst such are world records for "standing 17 years" and "keeping an arm up for 25 years", as religious sacrifices. For me they are stunning to observe.
Three years ago, Nepal experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Several of us who were unexpectedly caught in this disaster, spent five weeks helping communities recover by distributing food and emergency supplies & helping them with the reconstruction of their homes. One of the most interesting aspects about this disaster was that it pulled together communities and people who would likely have never meet. The way that this girl in the image studied me, was as if it had been the first time she had seen someone of a different origin from her own. What I found particularly striking though, was that despite the community, the children were always the ones that remained the most resilient and hopeful.
We failed to get up to the Mardi Himal base camp because weather decided it was time for snow, too much for us too handle. We would have gained another 900 meters in altitude to about 4500 meters, but would have been very close to Machapuchare. I think the view is stunning from the High Camp, and even better than from the base camp since one might be too close too the mountains? At least that is what we were telling ourselves, but still it would have been cool to be able to say "Hey, I have been to the Mardi Himal base camp". Next time. And then maybe we aim even higher. Photo taken by the incredible @ericreinthal
@renan_ozturk ・・・ Honored to receive news that our #thelasthoneyhunter film directed and edited by @ben_knight won the mountain culture award @banffmountainfestival. ~ Thanks so much for recognizing this portrait of Maule Dhan, the Last Honey Hunter of his small jungle village in remote western Nepal! @jetbutterflies is actually with him now and passed along this honor directly. ~ Here is a parting tidbit written by Ben Ayers to give you one more little insight into Maule’s character: “Dirt to dirt. Tonight, sitting around the fire after another successful harvest, Mauli mentioned to me in passing: "I am a statute made of clay." ~ He was speaking in reference to our obvious admiration for his skill, his bravery, his magical gift. Mauli is, of course, growing older. Tomorrow is likely his very last harvest. He is in the limelight now, but this too - like all that we know - will soon pass. All of it - our truest, most pure nature, alongside our most base vanities - are made of earth.” After all this, we have no idea how to thank Maule, and everyone involved in this project enough! ~ @natgeo @camp4collective @feltsoulmedia @thenorthface @cwsonderoptic @sadiequarrier @unscriptedlives @taylorfreesolo @climber.abiral @sonyalpha @reddigitalcinema @coreswx @travisrummel @dzifoundation @m_synnott #natgeoexpeditioncouncil#nepal#nepaliloveyou#camp4pix#trekking#nepaltrekking#nepaltravel