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Nepal photo album

The beautify country of Nepal is nestled in the Himalaya Mountains. Geographically, it is located in South Asia between the People’s Republic of China and India. Within its borders one can find eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepali) the highest point on the earth. Accentuating the fabulous sky line are more than 240 mountains that are each in excess of 20,000 feet in height.

Nepal is considered to be the birthplace of Buddha.

The population respects and practices both Hinduism and Buddhism. Himalayan Buddhism, Buddhism of the Kathmandu Valley (mostly Mahayana and Vajrayana), and also Theravada Buddhism are practiced there.

This past summer (2010) while in India for a physics conference, Seamus Riley took advantage of the opportunity to backpack in Nepal. Through his generosity we have the privilege of posting these wonderful pictures that were taken on that trip. We hope that you enjoy these spectacular sights.

Bhaktapur 1


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Bhaktapur 2


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Bhaktapur 3


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Bhaktapur 4


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Bhaktapur 5


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Bhaktapur 6


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Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu_01


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Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu_02


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Chorten located on hill above Kianjun Gompa


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Gosainkund, lake at 4600m and holy Hindi pilgrimage site_01


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Gosainkund, lake at 4600m and holy Hindi pilgrimage site_02


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Langtang Region 1


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Langtang Region 2


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Langtang Region 3


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Langtang Region 4


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Langtang Region 5


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Langtang Region 6


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Langtang Region 7


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Langtang Region 8


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Langtang Region 9


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Langtang Region 10


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Langtang Region 11


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Langtang Region 12


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Langtang Region 13


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Langtang Region 14


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Langtang Region 15


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Langtang Region 16


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Langtang Region 17


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Langtang Region 18


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Langtang Region 19


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Langtang Region 20


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Langtang Region 21


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Langtang Region 22


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Langtang Region 23


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Langtang Region 24


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Langtang Region 25


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Langtang Region 26


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Langtang Region 27


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Langtang Region 28


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Langtang Region 29


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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu 1


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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu 2


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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu 3


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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu 4


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Summit of Tserko Ri (5000m)


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Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu


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Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu


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Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu 2


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Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu 3


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Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu 4


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Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu 5


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Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu 6


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View from the Summit of Tserko Ri (5000m)_01


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View from the Summit of Tserko Ri (5000m)_02


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View from window of Kianjun Gompa (the monastery itself)


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Water powered prayer wheels in Langtang Region

These beautiful vistas are manifestations of the absolute timeless value of life (Brahman). Locate and develop that silent presence through meditation. Share it with the world.

Posted by on December 16th, 2010 Comments Off on Nepal photo album