Top 15 pictures from Nepal

Nepal is an amazing country with so many beautiful areas. From high mountain ranges to rich historic centres, from Tibetan villages to jungle safaris, Nepal has it all. With so many places, we had to do a top 15.  These our our favourite pictures from our trip.

  1. After snowfall overnight we had this amazing view of the Annapurna Range from the Mustang trek near Shyangmochen La, 3850m .
Buddhist chorten in front of the snowy Annapurna Range
Buddhist chorten in front of the snowy Annapurna Range

2. The high pass of Rinja gave us a beautiful view of Everest and the storm clouds coming up the valley. 

Everest and clouds below Rinja La (Pass)
Everest and clouds below Rinja La (Pass)

3. Mountaineers rate Ama Dablam as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world and from this picture you can see why.

Chorten in front of Ama Dablam
Chorten in front of Ama Dablam

4. We felt very fortunate to see a mother one-horned rhino and her baby emerging from tall elephant grass in Chitwan National Park. 

One-horned rhino mother and baby
One-horned rhino mother and baby

5. This Sadhu, dressed in a colourful robe, stands out against the grey shrines in Pashupatinath making it one of our favourite photos. 

Sadhu at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu
Sadhu at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu

6. We woke to the most beautifulred sunrise reflecting off the clouds behind the mountains at Dharmasala. 

Sunrise at Dharmasala
Sunrise at Dharmasala

7. Legends say these mountains in Mustang were coloured red from the blood of a slain demon. 

Red mountains at the village of Drakmar
Red mountains at the village of Drakmar

8. We loved to watch the blue sheep grazing under the spectacular Manaslu Range.

Blue sheep at Dharmasala
Blue sheep at Dharmasala

9. This valley on the Manaslu circuit trek provided so many wonderful views.

Valley above Samagoan
Valley above Samagoan

10. An incredible view of Ama Dablam from Kongma La (Pass) on the Everest 3 Passes trek. 

Ama Dablam
Ama Dablam

11. Waking to this gorgeous Alpenglow on Mt. Manaslu was a highlight of our trek.

Mt Manaslu at sunrise
Mt Manaslu at sunrise

12. The colourfully dressed monk dancers at the Tiji Festival made so many great pictures.

Tiji Festival, Lo Manthang
Tiji Festival, Lo Manthang

13. This is one of our favourite pictures of the many Buddhist mani walls and chortens on the Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Mani Wall and Chorten on the Everest Base Camp Trek
Mani Wall and Chorten on the Everest Base Camp Trek

14. An old Buddhist kani before the village of Samdo adds a nice element to this mountain shot.

Kani near the village of Samdo
Kani near the village of Samdo

15. Changu Narayan Temple, built in Newari architectural style with intricate wood and metal details make it picture perfect.

Changu Narayan Temple
Changu Narayan Temple

15. Tied for 15th spot, the glittery, Golden Temple in Patan is the prettiest temple in Nepal. 

Elephants at the entrance to Golden Temple, Patan
Elephants at the entrance to Golden Temple, Patan

Coming up next: Trekking in Kashmir, India!

For all pics from this trip go to Gallery/Nepal. For extra pictures from other blogs go to Gallery at monkeystale.ca

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