Making Rakshi

Description: What you are seeing is essentially a home still in the Himalayan villages of Nepal.

There are a series of pans and pots inside the two containers that collects alcohol distilled from rice, typically.

It’s a slow process and an acquired taste. Kind of like sake, but different. And different in each place you find it.

Title: Making Rakshi

Location: Solukhumbu, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).


How do you get to incredible viewpoints like today’s photo? With the help of local Nepali Sherpa guides and porters. They are who I rely on for all my local logistics during Far Horizon Photo Tours and I couldn’t teach photography in Nepal without them.

The pandemic has ravaged the tourism industry in Nepal, basically shutting down the Spring 2020 trekking season and, more or less, the Fall 2020 season. 

That’s why I started a GoFundMe page to help my friend and lead Sherpa guide, Kami, and the 24 different guides and porters he would normally be hiring to run tours.

It warms my heart and I am extremely thankful for all who have donated as we passed $4000 today!

Take a look at the donor page to place a donation and to be informed about how and when the money is distributed. You’ll be able to see your impact through Kami’s words and photos.

Thank you – pwc