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A wonderful trek, with fabulous scenery, and hardly any Westerners at all


A group photo at the start

Wed Nov 1, 2000
Gorkha, Nepal


A pavilion we passed on the way up to the temple

Wed Nov 1, 2000
Near Gorkha, Nepal


Manaslu from the temple

Wed Nov 1, 2000
Kalika Mandir temple, Gorkha, Nepal


A few sweaty hikers outside of the temple

Wed Nov 1, 2000
Kalika Mandir temple, Gorkha, Nepal



Thu Dec 14, 2000
Hatiyathok, near Gorkha, Nepal


Our first campsite

Wed Nov 1, 2000
Hatiyathok, near Gorkha, Nepal


Us in front of Manaslu at sunset

Wed Nov 1, 2000
Hatiyathok, near Gorkha, Nepal


Ganesh Himal at sunset

Wed Nov 1, 2000
Hatiyathok, near Gorkha, Nepal


Glorious Manaslu at sunset

Wed Nov 1, 2000
Hatiyathok, near Gorkha, Nepal


Nepali children at the campsite

Hatiyathok, near Gorkha, Nepal

Manaslu lit red by the sunset

Wed Nov 1, 2000
Hatiyathok, near Gorkha, Nepal


The Kalika Mandir temple in the morning

Thu Nov 2, 2000
Hatiyathok, near Gorkha, Nepal


Manaslu at sunrise

Thu Nov 2, 2000
Hatiyathok, near Gorkha, Nepal



Thu Dec 14, 2000
Khanchok, Nepal


Sherpas cooking in the kitchen tent

Fri Nov 3, 2000
Khanchok, Nepal


The sherpas with their new wool hats

Fri Nov 3, 2000
Khanchok, Nepal


Manaslu in the distance

Fri Nov 3, 2000
Khanchok, Nepal


Manaslu from the second campsite

Fri Nov 3, 2000
Khanchok, Nepal


A typical house perched on ridge above the rice fields

Fri Nov 3, 2000
Gorkha to Arughat trail, Nepal


Hari takes a bath

Fri Nov 3, 2000
By the Maudi Khola river, Nepal


Louisa and Les pose on a suspension bridge

Sat Nov 4, 2000
Gorkha to Arughat trail, Nepal


Nepali kids on the suspension bridge

Sat Nov 4, 2000
Gorkha to Arughat trail, Nepal


Hiking down the trail

Sat Nov 4, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


Hiking through the rice paddies

Sat Nov 4, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


We pass a village

Sat Nov 4, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


Crossing a stream

Sat Nov 4, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


Kids in a village stare at us

Sat Nov 4, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


Taking a bath in a small waterfall

Sat Nov 4, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


Along the trail

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


Louisa and porters on another suspension bridge

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


Porters climb the hill with their enormous loads

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


Louisa in front of a waterfall across the gorge

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Arughat to Liding, Nepal


A family husks rice the old way

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding, Nepal


Tom tries his hand at husking rice

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding, Nepal


Nepali kids in a family playing near the campsite

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding, Nepal


Taking a break next to a stone building

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


Cooking on an earthen stove

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


The narrow path cut out of the rock cliff

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


Louisa on the trail above the valley

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


Climbing the stone steps cut out of the mountainside

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


Porters enter a small town

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


The three main sherpas, Duba, Hari and Lama

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


The trail winds through terraced rice paddies

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


Tom bathing

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


Porters cross a sandy river bed

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


Attractive mossy waterfall beside the trail

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


A suspension bridge spans the river

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


Cheden, always smiling and 15 years old, carries our heavy bags

Sun Nov 5, 2000
Liding to Machhakhola, Nepal


Nepali girl carries her baby sister in a basket

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Machhakhola, Nepal


The trekkers at breakfast with local children

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Machhakhola, Nepal


Close up of a Nepali girl with baby sister

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Machhakhola, Nepal


Tom crosses a log bridge

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Machhakhola to Dobhan, Nepal


Nepali children doing school work at home

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Machhakhola to Dobhan, Nepal


Monkeys play in the trees

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Machhakhola to Dobhan, Nepal


The river runs along the canyon

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Machhakhola to Dobhan, Nepal


Les puts his face in the freshly picked maryjane

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Dobhan, Nepal


A local woman weaves a blanket

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Dobhan, Nepal


Porters trudge up the trail

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Dobhan to Lauri, Nepal


Fields of bright red poinsetta trees

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Dobhan to Lauri, Nepal


A suspension bridge with some missing floor boards

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Dobhan to Lauri, Nepal


Julius 'ganja' Caesar bestowing gifts on the multitudes

Mon Nov 6, 2000
Lauri, Nepal


A glimpse of snow covered Ganesh Himal

Tue Nov 7, 2000
Lauri, Nepal


Nepali mountain-people engineering: a water powered flour grinder, with corn feeder

Tue Nov 7, 2000
Gatte Khola, Nepal


A man-made water channel powers the grinder

Tue Nov 7, 2000
Gatte Khola, Nepal


The bridge was damaged but not destroyed

Tue Nov 7, 2000
Philim, Nepal


The porters climb the steep trail

Tue Nov 7, 2000
Near Philim, Nepal


Tom and a few porters rest at the campsite

Tue Nov 7, 2000
Ekle Bhatti, Nepal


Temba! (always smiling!)

Tue Nov 7, 2000
Ekle Bhatti, Nepal


The view down the river valley

Wed Nov 8, 2000
Near Deng, Nepal


Chili peppers dry on the roof of a typical Nepali house

Wed Nov 8, 2000
Deng, Nepal


Tom in the midst of a crop laid out to dry

Wed Nov 8, 2000
Deng, Nepal


A Tibetan child in typical dress

Wed Nov 8, 2000
Deng, Nepal


A village before a snow covered mountain

Wed Nov 8, 2000
Deng, Nepal


Tibetan carved prayer stones

Wed Nov 8, 2000
Deng to Bihi, Nepal


Clouds float in front of the high peaks

Wed Nov 8, 2000
Deng to Bihi, Nepal


A woman carries a load of harvested grass home

Wed Nov 8, 2000
Deng to Bihi, Nepal


Religious paintings adorn the inside of a village gate

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Deng to Bihi, Nepal


A colorful carved prayer stone

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Deng to Bihi, Nepal


The gorgeous canyon

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Bihi to Suksam, Nepal


Another mani wall of carved prayer stones

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Bihi to Suksam, Nepal


The river passes under a natural bridge

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Bihi to Suksam, Nepal


The river flows through a narrow channel

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Bihi to Suksam, Nepal


The kitchen crew packs up after lunch

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Suksam, Nepal


Yam, the cook, talks with some locals

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Suksam, Nepal


The river descends through the canyon

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Suksam, Nepal


A Tibetan woman sifts corn in the field that became our campsite

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Namrung, Nepal


A Tibetan man in Namrung

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Namrung, Nepal


Tom and Les stretch after the long climb

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Namrung, Nepal


Grant relaxes with his book

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Namrung, Nepal


Buddhist monks chanting in a home

Namrung, Nepal

Louisa with the Tibetan family

Thu Nov 9, 2000
Namrung, Nepal


Prayer flags flutter over Namrung

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Namrung, Nepal


Women harvest wheat near Namrung

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Namrung to Lho, Nepal


Buddhist gate in front of a snow-covered mountain

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Namrung to Lho, Nepal


Colorful paintings in the gate

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Namrung to Lho, Nepal


Us with prayer flags and the town gate

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Namrung to Lho, Nepal


Us in front of a home's stone gate

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Namrung to Lho, Nepal


A town situated at the base of snow covered mountains

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Namrung to Lho, Nepal


Lunch spot in a corn field

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Lho, Nepal


Gold domed buddhist building in front of Manaslu

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Lho, Nepal


Long mani prayer wall

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Lho, Nepal


Manaslu and surrounding mountains

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Lho, Nepal


Nepali/Tibetan child with dad carrrying basket

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Lho, Nepal


Towering Manaslu

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Lho, Nepal


The dream campsite in Shyala

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Shyala, Nepal


Mountain vista

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Shyala, Nepal


Sunset outlines the jagged edges of the Himalayan mountains

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Shyala, Nepal


Low clouds move in beneath the peaks

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Shyala, Nepal


Manaslu glows in the moonlight

Fri Nov 10, 2000
Shyala, Nepal


The sun rise reflects off of Manaslu

Sat Nov 11, 2000
Shyala, Nepal


Approaching Samagaun (Ro)

Sat Nov 11, 2000
Samagaun (Ro), Nepal


A huge pile of mani stones at a buddhist stupa

Sat Nov 11, 2000
Samagaun (Ro), Nepal


Yaks carrying cargo in the village

Sat Nov 11, 2000
Samagaun (Ro), Nepal


Tom serves in pinecone volleyball

Sat Nov 11, 2000
Samagaun (Ro), Nepal


An action shot during pinecone volleyball

Sat Nov 11, 2000
Samagaun (Ro), Nepal


Buddhas in the temple

Sat Nov 11, 2000
Samagaun (Ro), Nepal


A monk chants the day's prayers

Samagaun (Ro), Nepal

Sunrise on a mountain

Sun Nov 12, 2000
Samagaun (Ro), Nepal


Ice forms on the tents in the frosty morning

Sun Nov 12, 2000
Samagaun (Ro), Nepal


The Samagaun valley with our campsite

Sun Nov 12, 2000
Nearly to Manaslu base camp


A glacial lake above Samagaun

Sun Nov 12, 2000
Nearly to Manaslu base camp


The glacier that feeds into the lake

Sun Nov 12, 2000
Nearly to Manaslu base camp


Manaslu

Sun Nov 12, 2000
Nearly to Manaslu base camp


The glacial lake and valley framed by the Manaslu mountains

Sun Nov 12, 2000
Nearly to Manaslu base camp


Lou, Grant and Duba at a mani wall with colorful prayer flags

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samagaun to Samdo, Nepal


Yaks carrying loads from Tibet

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samagaun to Samdo, Nepal


A fully loaded yak goes by

Samagaun to Samdo, Nepal

Resting at Samdo before lunch

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


A giant golden eagle wheels over Samdo gate

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


The cooks prepare lunch inside the Samdo hotel

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


We enjoy post-lunch tea inside the small hotel/house

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


Hari plays with a baby

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


Our campsite perched on the edge of the valley

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


Bill batting complete with cigarette hanging from his mouth

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


Les takes a mighty swipe

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


Snowball fight!

Mon Nov 13, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


Brushing snow off the tents in the morning

Tue Nov 14, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


Empty spaces where the tents were during the snow fall

Tue Nov 14, 2000
Samdo, Nepal


Looking down the snow covered valley

Tue Nov 14, 2000
Samdo to Larkya Base Camp, Nepal


Snow covered peaks await us

Tue Nov 14, 2000
Samdo to Larkya Base Camp, Nepal


The Manaslu glacier

Tue Nov 14, 2000
Samdo to Larkya Base Camp, Nepal


A giant eagle wheels above snow covered mountains by base camp

Tue Nov 14, 2000
Samdo to Larkya Base Camp, Nepal


Larkya La base camp (Dharamsala)

Tue Nov 14, 2000
Larkya Base Camp, Nepal


Moonlight on the Manaslu range

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Larkya Base Camp, Nepal


Sunlight hits the top of the peaks on the way up to the pass

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Crossing Larkya La pass, Nepal


The sun gets a little higher

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Crossing Larkya La pass, Nepal


Taking a break near the top of Larkya La pass

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Crossing Larkya La pass, Nepal


We made it!

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Top of Larkya La pass, Nepal


The valley that we walked on the way up

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Top of Larkya La pass, Nepal


Group photo at the top (without Tom or John)

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Top of Larkya La pass, Nepal


The entire group, with sherpas, at the top

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Top of Larkya La pass, Nepal


Us on top of Larkyla with snow covered peaks and prayer flags

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Top of Larkya La pass, Nepal


A close up of us at the top

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Top of Larkya La pass, Nepal


Les and Grant on the pass

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Top of Larkya La pass, Nepal


Stone pinnacle built for good fotune in front of snow covered Manaslu mountains

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Top of Larkya La pass, Nepal


Looking at mountains coming down from Larkya La pass

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Crossing Larkya La pass, Nepal


Glaciers tumble from the mountains

Wed Nov 15, 2000
Crossing Larkya La pass, Nepal


Snow covered mountains surround Bimtang

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Bimtang, Nepal


Snowy mountains down valley from Bimtang

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Bimtang, Nepal


Towering Manaslu with the sun behind

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Bimtang to Surti Khola, Nepal


The Dudh (Milk) river runs through tree lined banks and snow covered mountains

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Bimtang to Surti Khola, Nepal


The forest with mossy trees

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Bimtang to Surti Khola, Nepal


Snowy peaks dominate the valley

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Bimtang to Surti Khola, Nepal


Fields fill the valley

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Bimtang to Surti Khola, Nepal


Monkeys run away from us

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Surti Khola to Tilije, Nepal


A man loads his horse along the trail

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Surti Khola to Tilije, Nepal


The roaring Dudh Khola (Milk River)

Thu Nov 16, 2000
Surti Khola to Tilije, Nepal


Snowy Annapurna peak from our campsite

Fri Nov 17, 2000
Tilije, Nepal


Louisa with a cute puppy

Fri Nov 17, 2000
Tilije, Nepal


Marigolds used for festivals

Fri Nov 17, 2000
Tilije, Nepal


A whole litter of puppies on top of each other

Fri Nov 17, 2000
Tilije, Nepal

Revised: Tue Jan 29 16:16:08 2008 on www.shieldsaroundtheworld.com.
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