Boy

Boy

On a mountain road, near the town of Tansen, this boy asked me to take his photo. 

Tansen, Nepal

Three Brothers

Three Brothers

These boys (brothers) were playing in the roads above Tansen.

Tansen, Nepal

Cola

Cola

A family looks on to a fire ritual held in the street. 

Tansen, Nepal

Sacrifice

Sacrifice

On a hilltop temple, a priest cuts the head off a goat.   The goat was then going to be eaten by the family that took it there. 

Near Tansen, Nepal

Chase

Chase

A bird chases pigeons in a square in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu, Nepal

Square of stupas

Square of stupas

Kathmandu, Nepal

Bike

Bike

A boy asks me if I can take a photo of him and his bike.

Bhaktapur, Nepal

Lingam Pull

Lingam Pull

This shows the raising of a massive tree by hundreds of people pulling on ropes., in the New Year festival in Bhaktapur.   This raising of the tree is a sign of fertility for the town.   The men who prop the tree up take great risks from being crushed.

Bisket Jatra, Baktapur, Nepal

Onlookers

Onlookers

A part of the massive crowd watching the raising of the tree. 

Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur, Nepal

 

Pull

Pull

A group of men pulling on ropes, trying to raise the tree.    This effort goes on for hours.

Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur, Nepal

 

Up

Up

After a couple of hours of pulling, the tree raised, then toppled onto the temple, next to the base.  

Sellers mingle in the crowd selling their goods. 

The pole will be brought down with a crash a few days after it was raised. 

Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur, Nepal

 

The Chariot

The Chariot

People sacrifice chickens on the Bisket Jatra chariot in the middle of the Nepali New Year celebrations. 

Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur, Nepal

 

Climbing

Climbing

This 3 storey chariot is a great climbing frame for local kids. 

Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Celebrations

Celebrations

People swarm in the square after the Bisket Jatra chariot is rolled in.   4 people were killed by the chariot during the 8 days of celebrations. 

Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Ceremony

Ceremony

Men perform a religious ceremony with skarves and the blood of a sacrificed goat at the end of the Bisket Jatra festival. 

Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Puja

Puja

Two children say a prayer in a small street temple in Bhaktapur. 

Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Field Workers

Field Workers

Two girls leave the fields near the village of Salambutar.

Salambutar, Nepal

Buddhist Temple

Buddhist Temple

Monks chant and pray in a colourful prayer hall in a Buddhist temple. 

Kathmandu, Nepal

Cloaked

Cloaked

A man watches the sun set over Pokhara lake.

Pokhara

White Horse

White Horse

A horse grazes on a trail in Annapurna National Park.

Annapurna National Park, Nepal. 

Shepherd

Shepherd

Cattle sit in the early morning sun near a shepherds tent.

Annapurna National Park, Nepal

On the Trail

On the Trail

A man on the trail near the Annapurnas. 

Annapurna National Park, Nepal

Durbar Sadhu

Durbar Sadhu

There are many Sadhus in the square that pose for photos in Durbar Square but this guy wasn't a regular. 

Kathmandu, Nepal

Tree Children

Tree Children

These kids climbed out of the tree to get their photo taken. 

Helambu, Nepal

Mountain Child

Mountain Child

This boy lives at about 3500 metres as his mum and dad run one of the only lodges on the mountain. 

Tharepati, Nepal

Laborers

Laborers

Women coming in from the fields. 

Near Dulikel, Nepal

Cow on a Leash

Cow on a Leash

A man walks his cow in a small village. 

Near Dulikel, Nepal