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Annapurna Circuit 2011 Part II Muktinah to Kathmandu


The Kali Gandaki Gorge In May 2011, Justin Bond, Alison Bond, and Charles Wintch hiked the Annapurna Circuit from Besisahar to Tatopani. They traveled one-hundered and eighty miles and crossed the highest pass in the world: Thorong La at 17,669 feet. They hiked with their guide Gobina Rai and two porters, Dhan Ram Rai and Sangam Rai. Cover Photo - Dhaulagiri from the village of Muktinah


Nilgiri - 23,266 feet.


Part II - Muktinah to Kathmandu

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Streets of Muktinah

Streets of Muktinah

Stone wall and Nepalese woman - Near the village of Muktinah 3


Streets of Muktinah

Streets of Muktinah

Woman carying basket near Muktinah

Streets of Muktinah 4

Streets of Muktinah

Streets of Muktinah


Nepalese boy near the Muktinah Temple

Selling crafts near the Muktinah Temple

Dhaulagiri - Seventh highest mountain in the world, 26,796 feet.

At the Muktinah Temple

Chip, Alison, and Gobinda

Dhan and Sangam at the Muktinah fountains

Selling blankets on the streets of Muktinah 5


Dhauligiri and the village of Muktinah


The Fountains of Muktinah

The Fountains of Muktinah

Chip, Gobinda, and Alison 7


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Dhauligiri

The Fountains of Muktinah

Dhauligiri

Dhauligiri


Wooden loom

Gobinda - Jeep ride from Muktinah to Jomsom

Prayer wheels

Near the Muktinah temple

Nepalese women

Crafts near the Muktinah Temple 9


Muktinah

Village of Kagbeni 10

Nepalese women

Gobinda, waiting for the jeep ride to Jomsom


Kali Gandaki Gorge - deepest gorge in the world


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Kali Gandaki Gorge

Kali Gandaki River

Kali Gandaki Gorge

Kali Gandaki River


Kali Gandaki River

Kali Gandaki Gorge

Dhan and Sangam entering Jomsom 13


Streets of Jomsom

Streets of Jomsom 14

Streets of Jomsom


Chinese Military in Jomsom

Gobinda and Alison in Jomsom

Sangam in Jomsom

Annapurna Conservation Area Project - Safe Drinking Water Station 15


Nilgiri


Nilgiri

Goat in the town of Jomson

Alison at the teahouse in Jomsom - Night 13

Jomsom airport

Sangam washing clothes

Nepalese Women

Nepalese child 17


Nilgiri

Streets of Jomsom 18

Jomsom Airport

Gobinda and Chip - Hike to Dhumba Lake


Chip - Hike to Dhumba Lake

Sangam and Gobinda with Nilgiri in the background

Flowers near Dhumba Lake 19


Baby donkey near Dhumbla Lake

Chip near Dhumba Lake 20

Gobinda and Sangam

Hike to Dhumba Lake


Nilgiri


Buildings near Dhumba Lake

Kali Gandaki Gorge 22

Gobinda at Dhumba Lake

Gobinda and Sangam


Sangam and Gobinda - Dhumba Lake

Sangam, Gobinda, and Chip - Skipping rocks at Dhumba Lake

Nilgiri Mountains

Goats near Dhumba Lake 23


Horses

Sangam, Gobinda, and Chip - Hiking back to Jomsom 24

Goat near Dhumba Lake


Baby donkey near Jomsom

Gobina, Chip, Alison, Sangam hiking from Jomsom to Marpha - Day 14

Horses near Jomsom

Suspension bridge near Jomsom 25


Alison and Gobinda

Alison hiking from Jomsom to Marpha 26

Motorycycle on suspension bridge


Nepalese woman working in the grain fields

Sangam, Dhan, Gobinda, and Alison in the Kali Gandaki Gorge

Mani wall

Justin entering Marpha 27


Nepalese children in Marpha

The village of Marpha

Ghompas near Marpha 28

The village of Marpha

Monastery in Marpha


The village of Marpha

The streets of Marpha

The streets of Marpha

Alison in the streets of Marpha 29


The streets of Marpha

Sangam and Chip in Marpha 30

Paradise Guest house Night 14 - Marpha

The streets of Marpha


The streets of Marpha

The streets of Marpha

Sangam , Chip, Dhan, and Gobinda in Marpha

The streets of Marpha 31


Marpha

Marpha 32

Marpha


Marpha

Buddist Monastery in Marpha

Marpha

Alison and prayer wheel in Marpha 33


Village of Marpha


Grain fields near Maprha

Streets of Marpha

Streets of Marpha 35


Streets of Marpha

Streets of Marpha

Streets of Marpha

Streets of Marpha 36

Nepalese girl

Nepalese woman near Marpha


Streets of Marpha

Nepalese woman working in the grain fields

Streets of Marpha

Day 15 - Marpha to Kalopani 37


Chinese Military

Hiking from Marpha to Kalopani 38

Alison hiking from Marpha to Kalopani


Suspension bridge

Nepalese women

Suspension bridge

Nepalese women working near Tukche 39


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Sangam, Dhan, and Alison

Alison and Chip

Tukche

Bakery in Tukche


Nepalese girl in Tukche

Nepalese boy in Tukche

Monastery

Children playing in Tukche

Nepalese boy in Tukche

Streets of Tukche 41


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Streets of Tukche

Streets of Tukche

Streets of Tukche

Streets of Tukche


Streets of Tukche

Streets of Tukche

Streets of Tukche 43


Tukche Distillery

Streets of Tukche

Streets of Tukche 44

Sangam crossing the Kali Gandaki River

Dhan and Sangam - Streets of Tukche

Streets of Tukche

Streets of Tukche

Streets of Tukche


Alison and Justin - Streets of Tukche

Gobinda and Chip - Hiking from Tukche to Kalopani

Alison and Gobinda - Hiking to Kalopani

Nepalese boy and cattle crossing a wooden bridge 45


Kali Gandaki River

Nepalese women washing clothes 46

Sangam, Gobinda, Alison, and Dhan


The Kali Gandaki Gorge

Nepalese women washing clothes

Nepalese boy

Marijuana

Gobinda Rai 47


Alison and Chip

The Kali Gandaki River 48

The Kali Gandaki River

Sangam, Gobinda, Alison and Chip


Chip - Descending to the Kali Gandaki River

Dhan crossing the Kali Gandaki River

Dhan Ram Rai and a tourist bus 49


Dhan crossing the Kali Gandaki River

Supsension bridge over the Kali Gandaki River 50

Sign for Kalopani

Sangam in the Kali Gandaki Gorge


Alison hiking toward Kalopani

Chip, Dhan, and Sangam taking a rest

The Kali Gandaki River

Alison and Gobinda crossing a suspension bridge 51


Sangam and Dhan

Alison 52

Nepalese girls


Alison

Alison

Nepalese children

Dhan Ram Rai

Chip and Gobinda looking for fossils 53


Sign for technical school

Gobinda, Alison and Chip at the See You Lodge, Kalopani - Night 15

Nepalese girl - Kalopani 54

See You Lodge, Kalopani

See You Lodge courtyard

Gobinda and Sangam - Kalopani

Nepalese child


Village of Kalopani

Hiking from Kalopani to Tatopani

Women working in the fields near Kalopani

Women carrying baskets of grain 55


Chip in the See you Lodge dining room - Kalopani

Dhan’s backpack at the See You Lodge - Kalopani 56

Nepalese woman working in the grain fields


Buffalo

Boy carrying basket in Kalopani

Woman working in the grain fields

Nilgiri Mountains 57


Buffalo

Woman stacking wood 58

Nilgiri Mountains

Women harvesting grain


Buffalo

Nepalese girl

Buffalo

The Dhaulagiri icefall 59


Dhaulagiri

Goat 60

HIking toward Tatopani

Buffalo


Dhan Ram Rai

Village of Kalopani

Alison hiking to Tatopani - Day 16 61


Dhaulagiri

Thatched roof 62

Dhaulagiri

Alison, Chip, Gobinda, Dhang and Sangam with Dhaulagiri in the background


Alison

Dhan and Sangam, Kali Gandaki Gorge

Chip, Dhan, and Sangam - lunch break

Nepalese boys 63


Nepalese girl

Dhan Ram Rai - Lunch stop

Alison and Chip 64

Gobinda and buffalo

Dead bird

Plowing a field


Chickens

Alison and Chip

Nepalese woman near Tatopani

Chip, Gobinda, and Alison 65


Gobinda and tourist busses

Hillside near Tatopani 66

Dhan, Sangam, and Chip crossing a suspension bridge


Kali Gandaki Gorge

Nepalese woman and child

Alison

Washing clothes

Alison, Chip, and Gobinda descending stone stairs

Alison and Chip 67


Gobinda, Chip, and Alison descending stone stairs

Chickens 68

Waterfall near Tatopani


Dhan and Sangam

Stone walls

The Kali Gandaki Gorge

Sangam and Dhan taking a rest 69


Washing clothes

Beehive

Gobinda

Gobinda, Alison, and Chip 70

Alison at lunch stop

Nepalese boy


Dhan and Sangam

Thatch roof

Waterfall 71


Waterfall

Gobinda and Sangam 72

Nepalese child

Chip and Sangam


Tourist van

Chip and Alison near Tatopani

Nepalese children

Sangam, Gobinda, Dhan, and Chip

Dhan and Sangam

Waterfall

Nepalese child 73


Marijuana

Stone walls 74

Crossing a suspension bridge


Dhaulagiri Lodge in Tatopani - Night 16

Sangam, Dhan, Alison and our English friend on a tourist bus - Tatopani to Pokhara

Village of Beni

Sangam and Dhan on a tourist bus 75


Tatopani to Pokhara by tourist bus

In the town of Beni 76

Tourist bus


Gobinda and Chip

Gas pumps

Tatopani to Pokhara

Tatopani to Pokhara

Tatopani to Pokhara

Cow and tourist bus 77


Streets of Pokhara

Dhaulagiri 78

Machupuchare

School bus


Streets of Pokhara

Nepalese woman and girl

Sighteesing in Pokhara

Streets of Pokhara

Alison - Streets of Pokhara

Gobinda at the Mountain Museum

Streets of Pokhara 79


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Mountain Museum - Pokhara

Traveling from Pokhara to Chitiwan

Traveling from Pokhara to Chitiwan

Traveling from Pokhara to Chitiwan


Traveling from Pokhara to Chitiwan

Tourist bus

Traveling from Pokhara to Chitiwan 81


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Chitiwan National Park

Elephant - Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park


Unique Wild Resort - Chitiwan National Park

Baby Rhinos at a Musuem - Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park 83


Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park 84

Chitiwan National Park


Elephant - Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park

Alison, dug-out canoe ride - Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park 85


Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park 86

Chitiwan National Park


Crocodile - Chitiwan National Park

Crocodile den - Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park 87


Crocodile

Sloth track - Chitiwan National Park 88

Chitiwan National Park

Monkeys - Chitiwan National Park


Baby elephant - Chitiwan National Park

Deer - Chitiwan National Park

Tiger footprint - Chitiwan National Park 89


Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park 90

Nepalese woman and child


Chitiwan National Park

Ten day old elephant - Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park 91


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Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park

Chitiwan National Park

Alison riding an elephant - Chitiwan National Park


Alison riding an elephant - Chitiwan National Park

Alison riding an elephant - Chitiwan National Park

Alison riding an elephant - Chitiwan National Park 93


Chitiwan National Park

Orphanage

Nepalese boys at an Orphanage

Chitiwan National Park 94

Alison and Chip

Artist signing Justin’s watercolor


Boys at an orphanage

Alison with baby owl

Elephant riding - Chitiwan National Park 95


Sunset at Chitiwan National Park

Woman porter 96

The monsoon arrives at Chitiwan National Park

Unique Wild Resort - Night 20


Chip in Kathmandu

Alison and Chip at the Monkey Temple

Traveling from Chitiwan to Kathmandu - Day 21

Streets of Kathmandu

Begger at the Monkey Temple

Kathmandu 97


Monkey Temple

Kathmandu

Monkey Temple 98

Alison, Justin, and Chip at the Monkey Temple

Monkey Temple

Monkey Temple

Monkey Temple

Chip in Kathmandu


Hotel Nature, Kathmandu - Night 23

Streets of Kathmandu

Streets of Kathmandu 99


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Streets of Kathmandu

Streets of Kathmandu

Streets of Kathmandu

Chip and Alison - Airport in China - Day 24


Sunset - Chitiwan National Park

Š 2011 Justin C. Bond


Annapurna Circuit 2011 - Part 2 Muktinah to Kathmandu  

Annapurna Circuit - Part 2 Muktinah to Kathmandu

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