traditional mud houses - kagbeni (nepal)


The houses of this old village are built with stone and mud.­ The streets (only for pedestrians and cows) are narrow and convoluted, like a maze, and sometimes you just don't know if you are still on a street or in a private house.­

The street level of the houses are for the animals (cows, goats).­ Houses are very few windows, to keep them warmer in the winter time.­

View my other photos of Kagbeni.

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

annapurnas house kagbeni kali gandaki valley street village

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.­