nepali women carrying bundles of leaves - walking on road (nepal)

Nepali women carrying loads of leaves, walking on a road near Nuwakot (Nepal)

They look like strange trees growing on the road!

The leaves, gathered in the nearby forest, are most likely to feed their goats.­

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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.­