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People of the Himalayan mountains

People of the Himalayan mountains

The Himalayas are a collection of mountain ranges that straddle Nepal, Pakistan, India, Bhutan and China/Tibet and have some of the highest mountains in the world.

The Annapurna is one of many mountain ranges across the Himalayas.  The Annapurna circuit trek takes you around this pretty mountain range and also through many mountain villages.

Here are some of the people of the Himalayas who we had the pleasure of interacting with during our Annapurna trek:

Ganesh and Gobinda near Ghorepani village (2,800 metres altitude)
People of the HImalayas: Ganesh and Gobinda were two really charming and polite boys we met and helped carry their bags up to their uncle's village
Stefan and Sebastien trying to assist our new found friends
Stefan and Sebastien trying to assist our new found friends Ganesh and Gobinda
Village children by Bahundanda village flying their kite
Village children by Bahundanda village (1,300m) flying their kite
Builder at Thanchowk village
Builder at Thanchowk village (2,500m)
Buddhist monk at the monastery at Upper Pisang village
Buddhist monk at the monastery at Upper Pisang village (3,300m)
A Buddhist monk showing off this beautiful temple at Upper Pisang village
A Buddhist monk showing off this beautiful temple at Upper Pisang village (3,300m)

This family were going about their daily chores near Pisang village (3,300m):

 
This man with his donkeys crossing the bridge near Tikethunga village
This man with his donkeys crossing the bridge near Tikethunga village (1,700m)
Village children near Braga village
Village children near Braga village (3,400m) during Nepal's Dashain Festival
Buddhist child monks at Muktinath village
Buddhist child monks at Muktinath village (3,800m)
Village boy at Humde
Village boy at Humde (3,300m)
Trying this sweet old lady's yak cheese at Chitre village
Trying this sweet old lady's yak cheese at Chitre village (2,500m)
Stefan with children from Bagarchhap village
Can you guess what has made these children at Bagarchhap village laugh so much?
Stefan messing about on his laptop with these children from Bagarchhap village
These images made these children from Bagarchhap village crack up laughing!
Sebastien with prospective bride at Timang village
Our guide Kiran went to every length to find us nice brides. Here at Timang village (2,500m) he found this very shy beauty for Sebastien!
Harry (the) Porter
Harry (the) Porter – get it?
We loved this porter because he was always happy and had a random Avril Lavigne top!
Bird pooh on this guide's cap
This lovely guide had a bird (jackdaw!) pooh on his cap at Thorong Phedi village (4,500m)

At this famous Hindu temple at Muktinath village (3,800m), young Hindu men would strip down and run through these sacred fountains.  We can imagine that at this high altitude, the water wasn't terribly warm:

 

Our guide for this trek was Kiran Shrestha who can be contacted by email on: 833@yahoo.com

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