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Location - Asia/Indian Subcontinent; Capital - Kathmandu; Population - 29 million; Currency - Nepal Rupee

I crossed from Darjeeling in to Eastern Nepal, around March 1993.


nepnote5 Nepalese Rupees










nep1Stalls in Durbar Square, Kathmandu



nep2Buddhist temples in Durbar Square, Kathmandu $600 Bonus


nep3Bustling Durbar Square (or chaotic - you choose), Kathmandu















nep3aDurbar Square, Kathmandu
















nep7Entrepreneurs selling coins at Durbar Square, Kathmandu




nep6Durbar Square, Kathmandu



nep5A different Durbar Square, this time at Bhaktapur, in the Kathmandu Valley















nep10Swayambhunath Temple at Swayambhunath, also in the Kathmandu Valley



nep8The Kathmandu Valley



nep13One of my classes at VS Niketan Boarding Shool, Kathmandu. I helped out as an English teacher for a couple of weeks.

The pupils were fantastic - well worth the 40 pence an hour I earned.













nep15A Pokhara street



nep45Phewa Lake in Pokhara



nep19Starting out on a trek from Pokhara through the Himalayas














nep20Surrounding countryside on the Jomsom trek in the Himalayas
















nep26Trekking to the Himalayan village of Ghorapani (altitude - 2800 metres)



nep30aAt the top of Poon Hill (altitude - 3200 metres) with magnificent views of the Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhare















nep30Machhapuchhare (6993 metres) is second from the left















nep34One of the Annapurna mountains, most of which are around the 7500 to 8000 metre mark



nep35Dhaulagiri is the prominant mountain here. It's the 7th highest mountain in the World at 8167 metres














nep37Morning view at Ghandruk
















nep47The most comfortable way to travel - on the roof of a bus from Pokhara to the Indian border



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