nepali on top of local bus (nepal)

Nepali passengers sitting of the roof of a local bus (Nepal)

Buses are often overcrowded, and the roof is a nice place to be when the weather is good.­

bus front men nuwakot public transportation road roof sitting TATA motors

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.­