Nepal Outside of Town
pictures from one of the more prosperous areas outside
would be considered one of the most propserous rural
Nepal. The land is fertile, and it is located near Pokhara,
a lot of money from tourism.
They have a lot of water buffalo in this river valley.
When they graze
them this time of year, someone has to tend them continuously
keep them out of the rice fields. They grow three crops
in one year
in this particular area.- rice, wheat and corn. Higher
up in the mountains,
of course, the seasons shorten until there is only seasonal
grazing, and eventually just snow.
This is also unusual in that there is somewhat of a
road here. In many
places, villages are connected only by walking trails.
The oldest boy in the last photo is 19. There are 13
kids in his
family and he's getting ready to head to the Everest
make money to support the family. With no experience,
probably be a porter carrying 60- to 100-pounds a day
the mountains. Being from Pokhara, which is near sea
elevation, he'll probably have a difficult time.