September 30, 2012

The Wild Wild East

He's a Russian friend and believe it or not his name is Snake! Well, that's not his name on his passport, but he's been called Snake since his childhood. In this photo, Snake looks at the magnificant valley of Manang and Mustang, which resembles that of the wild wild west. This photo is also a reminder that Snake completed the whole Annapurna Circuit trek wearing crocs sandles!

September 28, 2012


This photo was shot at a monastary in Kagbeni, Nepal. A child monk looked at the camera and at the right time did "Namaste". I couldn't have asked for a better timing and better lighting condition! This is one of my favorite shots from the trip.

September 25, 2012


The dream-like village Kagbeni which lies in between Muktinath and Jomsom in the Annapurna Circuit trek.  Administratively, Kagbeni is a Village Development Committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal.

September 23, 2012

The holy walk

A sadhu walks towards Kagbeni from Muktinath, a 3 hours hike. Muktinath is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass.

September 21, 2012

Watching the Milky Way

Alex tries to capture the starry night while Heleana is on the floor marveling the amazing sky. Alex had head lamps on and because of the long exposure, it looks like he just landed from outer space! :)

September 16, 2012

The morning photowalk

Good friend and acclaimed photographer Anton Jankovoy tries to get some shots of Gangapurna glacier and lake on a pleasant morning in Manang district, Nepal.

September 13, 2012

The incomplete portrait

Unlike the other kids around her, she just wouldn't let any one photograph her. This was her instant reaction as soon as someone pointed the camera at her!

September 11, 2012

The annapurna circuit trail

Now I know why they call the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal one of the best treks in the world! 17 to 21 days long, the trek takes you through distinct regional scenery of rivers, flora, fauna and above all - mountains.

September 8, 2012

Braka, Manang

The village of Braka, which looks abandoned at first but becomes alive when you get up close. There are kids playing everywere and the house dogs will keep you on your toes :)

September 6, 2012

The surprise spot

Shot after a 2 hours uphill hike while acclimatizing in Manang district, Nepal. It was such a pleasant surprise to see a tea shop in the middle of nowhere! Gangapurna himal is seen in the background.

September 5, 2012

A day in the life of a photographer

Acclaimed photographer and good friend Anton Jankovoy is busy taking (and reviewing) photos of Gangapurna Himal. The amazing Gangapurna lake is seen in the background.

September 1, 2012

Like a dream

Lake Gangapurna (3500 m) is one of the most amazing place I've ever been to. Just half hour away from Manang, you can reach the lake on the 5th day of Annapurna Circuit trek.