jeeps on mountain dirt road - kali gandaki valley - annapurnas (nepal)

Two jeeps on a steep and rugged mountain road in the Kali Gandaki valley, between Tatopani and Jomsom, in the Annapurnas (Nepal)

Those are the only cars we crossed on this road during the entire day.­ Looks like they were carrying tourists or trekkers.­ Other motorized traffic we saw was a local bus, a truck and a couple of other motorbikes, that's all.­

It is better to carry all the tools and spare parts you may need in case of puncture or break-down, if you don't want to spend a long time waiting for help on this remote road.­

4x4 annapurnas cars cliff dirt road kali gandaki valley mountain road mountains unpaved

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.­