kali gandaki river bed - annapurna mountains (nepal)

The Kali Gandaki River, at the base of the Annapurna mountains in the Himalayas (Nepal)

This is between Jomsom and Kagbeni.­ I took the photo from a small suspension bridge over the river.­

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Kaagbeni 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.­