In chronological order, a journal of my trip to Nepal in March and April 2002. A few pictures of Kathmandu are featured in Clandestina trips.

Little girl and her pet rat

Episode 1: First impressions

March 15 to 18, 2002

Kathmandu, Patan and Panauti.

Street kids

Boy woth a cap

Episode 2: Tamang country

March 19 and 20, 2002

A Tamang village north east of Kathmandu: Lapsephedi

Tamang Woman

Flute player

Episode 3: Western Wilderness

March 23 to 27, 2002

Nagarkot and Bardia National Park. A mountain bike ride and a safari

One horn Rhino

Hindu offerings

Episode 4: Street

March 22 and 27 to 28, 2002

Kathmandu and Patan. Kathmandu life shots and a morning in Patan. Back into the world of vivid colors.

Mother and Child

Man and dog

Episode 5: Patan on Holi

March 28, 2002

Patan on Holi festival. Not too many from the front, where people paint each other in colors as I feared for my camera...

Fish market


Episode 6: Into the mountains

March 31 to April 2nd 2002

Staring the Annapurna circuit in the classical counter clockwise direction. From Khudi to Syanje.

Little girl

Tibetan woman

Episode 7: Trekking along

April 2nd to 3rd 2002

Tal to Danagyu

Holding a teddy bear

Kitchen in Upper Pisang

Episode 8: Real mountains

April 4th and 5th 2002

From Danagyu to Chame and Upper Pisang.

Automatic prayer wheel


Episode 9: Acclimatation

April 5th to 8th 2002

From Upper Pisang to Manang through Nagwal.


Thorung La

Episode 10: Thorung La

April 9th to 12th 2002

From Manang to Muktinath, accross the Thorung La pass.

Tibetan Man


Episode 11: Lower Mustang

April 12th 2002

Muktinath and Dzong.


Tiri Gompa

Episode 12: Upper Mustang

April 13th 2002

Kagbeni and Tiri.

Blind man

Woman in traditionnal dress

Episode 13: Pokhara

April 15th and 16th 2002

Pokhara, the lake and a traditionnal culture meeting.



Episode 14: Kathmandu and Patan

April 19th to 24th 2002

Random street pictures or temples in and around Kathmandu valley


Red gilr

Fruit stall

Episode 15: Bhaktapur

April 20th, 2002

A visit to Bhaktapur, its temples, its children....


Nyatapola temple

Ganga and mother-in-law

Episode 16: Ganga's wedding part 1

April 19th and 22nd 2002

Ganga gets married, with 2 weeks notice, on an auspicious day.

Happy Ganga

Ganga crying

Episode 17: Ganga's wedding part 2

April 22nd 2002

The celebration in Ganga's home, before she is led to her husbands house, crying.

New couple

Nepal Bandha

Episode 18: Leaving Nepal

April 29nd 2002

Around Kathmandu valley during the Nepal Bandha.

Young monk