narrow gorge - kali gandaki river - annapurnas (nepal)

A narrow gorge of the Kali Gandaki river, near Tatopani, in the Annapurnas (Nepal).­

The gorge is narrow and quite high with vertical walls.­ I took this photo from a small suspension footbridge over the gorge.­ I used a very wide angle lens, so the bottom of the photo is basically a vertical view.­

annapurnas gorge kali gandaki river kali gandaki valley mountains water
Jomsom Sadak, Annapurna Conservation Area 33100, Nepal

Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­