Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Machhapuchhre, also known as Fish-Tail mountain is 6,993 metres (22,943 ft) and is unaccented mountain of Nepal. One of the primary attractions of the Pokhara region, its majestic view lures the tourists to this destination, specially when the snow-capped mountain is reflected on the Fewa lake.
I took the shot from a slightly different zone - on my way back from Syangja - which lies towards the west from Pokhara and the two tails of the FishTail are visible. The tails are not visible from Pokhara. On the first Dashain following my wedding, I was in a visit to my in-laws (its our tradition) and it was a nice experience - riding a bike - enjoying my wife's company - amidst the beautiful landscape - bright mountains - on a early morning sun - which I missed since long long ago.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Took the shot when I was on the way to my engagement, approximately 245kms far from Kathmandu. The sun has just risen and we were out for freshening up (after a whole night long drive), while I took the cam and wandered around to the stream.
Opened up the photo bucket, found a snap, did a little PS and this came out.
The water was so clean - transparent - that it barely feels like the pebbles are under water.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009
We had one good hike around the Shivapuri hill and finally got to the top. It was an amazing walk - all the way through the lush green vegetation - and mingling with the light and shade as we move uphill and down.
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I took this shot at Bagdwar. Bagdwar is known to be the origin of Bagmati - the holy river flowing through the sacred shrine PashupatiNath. Apart from cleansing the bad deeds, Bagmati is also a major contributor in the valley's sewage system - converting herself from a clean river (as seen in the photo) to a sewage (Sad to say - but true).
btw, thanks Dhk for the close-up filter.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
"ended a civil war lasting 25 years ... cost the lives of more than seventy thousand people"
A Change Is Gonna Come [Originally uploaded by Lina-Sydney]
Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty. (Quote by Ho Chi Minh) [Originally uploaded by insashi]
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Last week, I had a dream-come-true journey to the Rara (pronounced RahRah locally) lake situated in Mugu, hilly area of far western Nepal.
Without doubt, the journey was adventurous & composed of several facets of Nepali life. Within a short span of time (10days) I witnessed a series of contrasting moments, events & emotions...
but with the grace of Rara, she lets you forget all the worldliness and engulfs yourself in the nature - pure nature.
I dedicate this snap to my beloved for the wonderful company, and the dreamy honeymoon one could ever imagine. Cheers to you, cheers to my love.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Dabal Bahadur Malla is one of the 14-15 Mugalis who have travelled the distance of 5 days to reach Talcha in Rara VDC from their village Dhaina VDC to fetch rice to feed their family. As a part of the "Food for Work" program run by WFP, they contribute their labor (one person from a family) in road construction in the Mugu-Jumla section, where they get 4 kgs of rice for one day's work. Almost all the VDC is turning up to receive the rice, with a long caravan of goats and mules; some combining as much as 1200 goats. On their trip to Mugu, they bring millet, bean seeds, buckwheat to sell them on the way.
They have 120 goats with them which are used to carry the small packages of rice (seen in the background).
I visited their camp in the evening to share some medicine as I heard some of the elderly members are sick. They offered us their roti… and it was delicious.
Mugu is approximately at 571kms air distance from Kathmandu. This district is still inaccessible by road network; the closest station to be reached by road is Khalanga of Jumla, which is still 817kms from the capital city, and it takes approximately 3 days walk to Rara from Jumla. Mugu is one of the districts severely affected by food scarcity and hence the livelyhood is very difficult in this region. Mugu can be reached via plane/helicopter from Nepalgunj or Surkhet.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The water as calm as you could imagine, as clear as you could imagine...
A journey into the Mugu region and the beautiful Rara Lake, is probably one of the most rewarding and fascinating treks in all the Himalayan range given its tranquility and the un-spoilt splendor of nature. Rara, situated at an altitude of 2,990 m, is the biggest lake in Nepal. This sparkling lake with brilliantly clear water is surrounded by a spruce and juniper forest and lies within the Rara National Park. The easiest means to reach Rara is to take a flight from Nepalgunj to Mugu (Talcha) and take a 4 hrs walk to Rara lake, or take a flight to Jumla, from where your destination is 2-3 days walk away. Start this refreshing trek in the hilly village of Mugu where Rhododendron orchards stretch out over the hills. You then enter the Rara National Park, which is the smallest national park in Nepal. Surrounded by blue pine, black juniper, West Himalayan spruce, oak and Himalayan cypress, Rara Lake is also a popular pilgrimage site for Nepalis. This spectacular scenery and its serenity will bring inner peace to any visitor.
Since few tourists and natives visit the Rara Lake, there are no elaborate tourist facilities either along the trekking route or inside the park except a hotel just beside the shore of the Lake. Camping is also a good option if trekkers are self-sufficient in all their needs.
Update: Besides being the largest lake, Rara is recently found to be the deepest lake of Nepal with 167meters depth (as opposed to the popular belief of being 650 meters, Shey Phoksundo lake was measured to be only 145meters deep)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
give me a break.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Is it justifiable? or is it just an another propaganda to feed the lame government?
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Just after we exited the restaurant.
The fire started, and the wood burnt well.
Heat from front, cold at the back.
Long exposure towards the east from Basundhara. The light probably is American Embassy or the Teaching hospital or the entire city behind the block.
Dijup is also a photographer.
This is his shot.