Sunday, November 03, 2013

Nepal Vacation

It was great to get away on vacation for a number of days in Nepal. We spent 7 days trekking through the Annapurna sanctuary to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), an amphitheater of stunning 7000 and 8000 m snow capped mountains.  We also enjoyed a few days of exploring the cities of Pokhara and Kathmandu, shopping, eating, visiting a waterwall/cave and paragliding (Jon).  We arrived back in Bangladesh during a multi-day hartal and tensions were high but we had no issues getting to Cox's Bazar and taking a sunset boat trip up river to Malumghat.  We have added photos of the trip that you can access by selecting gallery under the blog title or by clicking this link:  Nepal 2013 Gallery
The next phase of foundation work has begun  including pile head breaking, pile caps, and short columns.

Holly

Poon Hill - 3210 m
Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) ranked 7th highest in the world is hiding in clouds behind us


Breakfast in Ghorepani

Lovely blooms along the trail

Transporting materials to towns and tea houses

Night views from Sinuwa

Machapuchare ("Fish Tail" 6993 m) - Forbidden to summit due to religious reasons

Annapurna Base Camp to the left (4130 m)
Views of Annapurna peaks (Annapurna I - 8091 m)

Terraced fields

Morning sun in Pothana

Paragliding over Phewal Tal Lake in Pokhara

Durbar Square, Kathmandu

Monkey Temple, Kathmandu

Sunset boat ride to Malumghat

1 comment:

Noel Bondt said...

wonderful photo's praying for yas :) till then