A Walk in the Himalayas

We could not stop taking photos of the yaks.  We could not stop taking photos of stupas and prayer flags, carved stone Mani walls, beautiful people, Himalayan mountains.

Please enjoy this trek with us. Double click the photos until you have them filling your screen... the quality is far better!  Imagine the sound of yak bells, cold wind in your face, rushing rivers down below you.

Dhanyabad!  Thank you for joining us.

(I’ve narrowed this down to fifty photos.  They’re in the order they were taken.  So… you begin in Kathmandu, work your way through valleys and mountains to Everest Base Camp, then back to Kathmandu.)

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13 Responses to “A Walk in the Himalayas”

  1. Kim says:

    Incredible!!! These are wonderful! 🙂

  2. Bette says:

    Would love to hear the stories!

  3. Nico Francis says:

    Barney and I began to peruse your pictures and almost 2 hours later we were shocked that time had passed. I looked up points of interest on the internet, especially Wikipedia. We chattered and laughed at tidbits like, “most Sherpas under the age of fifty can at least understand basic English, and many speak it fluently.” Thank you for our walk in the Himalayas this morning.

  4. Sandy says:

    Thank you, Nico & Barney! What an honor… that you would share this much time with us on this journey. So glad you’re enjoying Nepal. There’s more to come!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful. While the majesty of the mountains is awesome I am impressed with the beautiful people. Did you have to ask permission before the took pictures of all the people? Of course, the children melt my heart, but I love ALL of them.

  6. Sandy says:

    Yes, when we were near the people we asked… and they almost always said yes.

    And the Hindu holy man (Sadhu) at the end… he and his friends ask for money. Our Hindu guide called them “Commercial Sadhus”, and didn’t seem too happy about them expecting payment for photos. Still… we gave him about 50 rupees… 50 cents.

    That wonderful photo of the man in the snow… serious faced porter. I asked him… told him the background with his clothing was so beautiful. He kept that stone face and nodded his approval. Then I showed him the photo I had taken on my phone and he broke into the biggest grin!

  7. Jan and Rick says:

    Incredible pics. Fantastic trip!

  8. Marcea Clive says:

    Sandy, I have a ton of questions. Guess I will hit the internet, too. Love all of them. I think the yaks are my favorite. They sort of intrigue me for some reason.

  9. Sandy says:

    Oh, I loved the yaks too!! Just couldn’t get enough photos of them. They were our constant companions on the trail.

  10. Joan Calcagno says:

    I did the Annapurna trip with Active in April and the only disappointment was – no yaks over there! Love the photos of the people especially. Thanks for bringing me back.

  11. Sandy says:

    Ahhh… too bad about missing out on the yaks. I’ve heard that Annapurna trip is absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Ken Ramos says:

    I’m Diana’s Dad. Incredible adventure. Breathtaking foto’s of an awe inspiring place. The pic’s of the local towns people caught them perfectly.

  13. Sandy says:

    Hi Ken,
    What a grand journey this was for all of us. Loved sharing the trail with Diana! Thanks for coming over to my website!

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