The photographs in this series were taken en route to Ghat. Leaving Lukla, we began our journey to the Khumbu. At 'lower' elevations, in the Solukhumbu, the countryside is green and lush. Vegetable can still grow and the main occupation of many families is farming.
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High in the Himalayas, the people’s faith is apparent. The majority (approx. 93%) of the Sherpa follow a sect of Tibetan Buddhism and evidence of their religion can be found even in the highest mountain pass. Mani stones litter the trail to Sagarmatha (Everest) and prayer flags are draped on bridges, trees and even mountain peaks.
Prayer wheels and monasteries are also a common sight. Prayer Wheels are found in a range of sizes, some are a giant eight to ten feet high!
The small rural village of Lukla is the central hub for trekkers visiting the Khumbu or Everest Region of Nepal. Set in the mountains at an elevation of 2800m, the only link the people of Lukla have to the outside world is the busy Tenzing-Hillary Airport, which transports goods and supplies to the region.
This photo was taken in the heart of Thamel on a self-guided walking tour. I took somewhere close to two hundred photos that day and this is one of my favourites. I like it for many reasons. I like the contrast between the two of them in terms of their age, facial features and expressions. The child with her cherubic face looks so innocent and pure, while the older women (who I am assuming is her grandmother) has a face which look both wise and wizened. She is looking at the child with gentle calming gaze, which seems to contrast the child’s exuberance. I love that each line on the grandmothers face could probably tell a different story.
Due to the fact that I do not post a photo every day, I have decided to change the tag Photo of the Day to Photo of the Week. My goal in doing so, is to actually feature a new photo at the beginning of every week... instead of just when ever I feel like it. This is a baby step to improving my blog and finding a consistent rhythm to how often I post.
Anywho... Moving on.
This photo was taken on a 'self-guided' walking tour of the Thamel and Durbar Square area.