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In the Himalayas of Nepal, it's possible to trek from village to village and see people living under conditions that have remained virtually unchanged for centuries. The page has photos of a teahouse trek to and beyond Langtang, Nepal to Kyangin Gompa and the Langshisha glacier at roughly 5,200 meters elevation in the Himalaya Mountains. The photos of the trek include photos of Himalayan villages, including Dhunche, Syabru, Langtang, Mundu, and Kyangin Gompa. This page also has photos of the extensive mountain terracing made for agriculture on the side of the steep Himalaya Mountains. These photos of the Langtang Trek are roughly in the order of the trek from Dhunche to Langshisha Glacier. The images were derived from scans of film negatives used for the photography, so image quality is impaired. Larger versions of these photos of Nepal's Himalaya Mountains can be viewed by using a mouse rollover or by using the Slideshow below. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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photo of Dhanche, Nepal where I began my trek in the Himalaya Mountains
Dhanche, Nepal
Dhanche, Nepal is a bleak little village from where I began my trek in the Himalaya Mountains. It was a long, slow bus ride up the foothills of the Himalayas to reach this spot.

photo of Syabru, Nepal along a ridgetop in the Himalaya Mountains
Syabru, Nepal
Syabru, Nepal is a beautiful little village in the Himalaya Mountains.

photo of the mountain village of Syabru, Nepal
Syabru #4-12
This is the village of Syabru, Nepal in the Himalaya Mountains.

photo of a woman and children in Syabru, Nepal
Syabru Woman and Children
This woman is an innkeeper in Syabru, Nepal.

landscape photo of Nepal
Hayloft and Mountains
The location of this hayloft provides a beautiufl view of the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal.

photo of the mountainside terraces of Syabru, Nepal
Syabru Mountain Terraces
The mountainsides around Syabru, Nepal have been terraced to provide flat space for agriculture.

photo of flowers growing in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal
Himalaya Flowers
This is a photo of flowers growing in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal.

photo of mountainside terraces in Nepal
Terraced Mountains #4-17
The mountainsides have been terraced to provide flat ground for planting crops.

photo of boys with knives in the mountains of Nepal
Boys With Tibetan Knives
These boys were very proud of the Tibetan swords.

landscape photo of a village and mountains in Nepal
Village and Mountains
Villages in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal typically stretch along a ridge of mountaintops. Many of these are entirely isolated and can be reached only by foot.

photo of Mundu, Nepal
Mundu, Nepal
Mundu is one of the villages encountered during Nepal's Langtang trek.

photo of a clay stove in a kitchen in the Mountains of Nepal
Mountain Village Kitchen
Uday was the cook and server in this mountain village. After starting the fire in the pot-bellied stove in the center of the gathering room using Yak dung, he took my dinner order and went into this kitchen to prepare it. Hygiene is not to be expected anywhere in Nepal.

photo of a Nepalese prayer wall in the Himalayas
Nepalese Prayer Wall
High in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, in an area known as Langtang, the buddhists have built prayer walls made of intricately carved stones. These prayer walls sometimes stretch for perhaps a hundred meters.

photo looking down on Langtang, Nepal in the Himalayas
Approaching Langtang, Nepal
The Langtang trek in Nepal follows high mountain viewpoints - this one providing a view down upon the village of Langtang itself.

photo of the trail into Langtang, Nepal
Trail Into Langtang #2-23
This is the trail into the village of Langtang in a Himalayan valley of Nepal.

photo of homes in Langtang, Nepal
Homes in Langtang, Nepal
Langtang, Nepal seems a fairly prosperous village considering its isolation in the Himalaya Mountains.

afternoon clouds around mountains in the Himalayas of Nepal
Clouds Around Mountains
Every afternoon the clouds would descend over the mountaintops high in the Himalaya.

photo of children in Langtang, Nepal
Children in Langtang
These are children in the village of Langtang, Nepal - high in the Himalaya Mountains.

photo of a 'hotel' in Nepal
Hotel With Solar Water Heater
Virtually all of the hotels in the villages throughout the Himalaya Mountains have solar heated water tanks. It is ironic that these backward villages are, in this way, more advanced than the vast majority of cities, towns, and villages in the US.

photo of a hotel in Langtang, Nepal
Langtang Hotel
This is one of the 'hotels' in Langtang, Nepal. Although colorful on the outside, the inside of these hotels are generally quite stark, equipped with a cot, a thin pad, a small bedside table and a candle. If lucky, there will be a one or stall stone shower hut outside with solar-warmed water.

women collecting fuel in the Himalaya Mountains
Women With Fuel
Fuel is precious high in the Himalayas. At and above the treeline, yak dung is frequently used.

landscape photo of a river headwaters near the Langshisha Glacier

This is a river formed from the meltwater of Langshisha Glacier in Nepal.

photo of shepherd huts near Kyangin Gompa in the Himalaya Mountains
Huts and Mountains
These shepherd huts are near Kyangin Gumpa at about 4200 meters elevation in the Himalaya Mountains.

photo of prayer flags in Nepal
Yaks #2-22
Yaks are becoming increasingly rare in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal.

landscape photo of Nepal near Kyangin Gompa
Near Kyangin Gompa


photo of a yak in the Himalaya Mountains
Yak in Himalayas
Grazing at nearly 5,000 meters elevation, this yak was photographed near Kyangin Gompa in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal.

photo of a prayer wall near Kyangin Gompa, Nepal
Kyangin Gompa Prayer Wall
These prayer walls are common in the Buddhist areas high in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal.



photo of Kyanjin Gompa in Nepal
Kyanjin Gompa #2-32
This is Kyanjin Gompa.

photo of prayer flags in Nepal
Prayer Flags #3-29
These prayer flags are common in the Buddhist villages in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal.
photo of an old man near Langtang, Nepal
Weathered Face
This man was photographed near the village of Langtang, Nepal in the Himalaya Mountains.

photo of a Prayer Wall Nepal
Prayer Wall
Protocol is to pass a prayer wall on the left. Some of these walls are very long with many intricately carved stones.

photo of a river coming from Langshisha Glacier in Nepal
River From Langshisha Glacier #3-02
This is the headwaters of the river from Langshisha Glacier.

photo of children in Langtang, Nepal
Langtang Children #2-18
Children in Langtang - note the ancient Hindu symbol that was used by the Nazis.

photo of a river coming from Langshisha Glacier in Nepal
Terraced Mountainside #3
Imagine the duration and immensity of human effort required to build the agricultural terraces of these mountainsides.

an altitude chart for the Langtang trek in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal
Langtang Trek Profile
Beyond Langtang and Kyangin Gumpa, it's possible to hike to the Langshisha Glacier at about 5200 meters elevation in the Himalaya Mountains.

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