kali gandaki valley road - annapurnas (nepal)

Kali Gandaki valley road in the Annapurnas (Nepal)

In the background, Dhaulagiri peak, the seventh highest mountain on earth (8,167 meters - 26,795 ft).­

For more info about Dhaulagiri, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Dhaulagiri.

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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.­