Sunrise Over Everest

Description: Let’s stay in Nepal after yesterday’s return to the continent. I’m not actually there right now, but I am dreaming about returning (shameless plug: Join me in Nepal, this Continue Reading →

Painted Hills, Up Close – Photo Of The Day

Description: The Painted Hills of Oregon’s John Day Fossil Beds National Monument was on my list for a ages and then a couple years ago it resurfaced when friend and Continue Reading →

First Or Last View Of Everest

Description: Depending on your direction of travel, this is either the first or last grand view you will likely have of Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). The trail at this point is mostly Continue Reading →

Lukla Airport And The Himalayas

Description: You arrive early in the morning if you’re lucky and catch breakfast at a teahouse in town before heading up the valley seen in the distance. This is the start Continue Reading →

Ghastly Gharial

Description: What is going on with this crocodile? Look at the length of that snout! And those teeth! This is a gharial, a fish-eating crocodile found in the Northern latitudes of Continue Reading →

Himalayan Tahr

Description: You never know what kind of wildlife you’ll see when trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. Take, for instance, this fine looking Himalayan Tahr, a wild goat that roams the Continue Reading →

A Bright, Beautiful, Blue Day At Boudhanath Stupa – Photo Of The Day

Description: When the sun is out and the sky is a vivid blue, Boudhanath Stupa is the place to be. One of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, Continue Reading →

The Trekking Life High Above Treeline – Photo Of The Day

Description: Way up where the trees can no longer grow, around 15,373’/4686m, there’s an emerald lake and the flanks of the Machermo Range of the Himalayas. Along the shore of this Continue Reading →