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Nepal Photo Gallery

Silhouette of a man standing in front of the Machapuchare Mountain, from the Anapurna Base Camp - Travel Photography of Nepal by Lorenz Berna

Nepal Photo Gallery

Travel Photography is a photographic genre that gathers Landscape Photography, Cityscapes, Portraits and Street Photography. Speaking about the best places in the World for Travel Photography, you will surely put Nepal on the top five of your list. It has indeed everything that makes Travel Photography enthralling! 

Landscapes

The first reason for visitors is surely the breathtaking Landscapes of this small country on the Himalayas.
Counting 8 out of the Earth’s 14 peaks rising above 8’000 m, its mountain ranges are totally majestic and spectacular, whether you walk them, climb them or simply contemplate them. There, you feel the absolute magnificence of Nature, the power of Elements as well as the smallness of Human. There, you are in Nature’s hands : under the sun or the snow, the serenity or the storm. Indeed, it is quite an experience to spend some time in the Himalayas mountains. And for the photographer, a perfect playground for Landscape Photography.
Then, on the lowlands of the South, the Terai, you will find a wide Savannah and an exciting animal fauna.  The place for Wildlife Photography.
And the Water! Its presence is everywhere in the country : glaciers, sources, rivers, you are constantly surrounded by water, like a peaceful flow calming your mind. Actually, Nepal holds the biggest hydraulic power in the whole world, though mainly owned and used by India followed by China.

Culture and Spiritual Life

Nepal has a fascinating culture, mix of the Indian and the Tibetan one. You see it in the food, the clothes, the music, the Arts and the Faith.
Indeed, Nepal is strongly caracterised by an omnipresent Spiritual Life that totally gives the tempo to the Day, to the Hindu population as well as to the Buddhist one. Actually, the two cultures and “religions” coexist quite well alongside and it is even commun to see people including elements of both Believes in their prayers and devotional routine. Get out early at dawn and you will find Kathmandu’s streets already in activity, busy around the temples. Flowers and incenses sellers provide the tools to honour the Gods and obtain their favours, as people believe there. The morning processions of devotees, peaceful though frenetic, are paced by the never-ending sounds of bells and mantras spread in the air. All this lively fervour and unconditional faith in people’s life is quite intriguing and surely get the travellers to reflect on their own beliefs and Heart’s aspirations.

Cityscapes & Street Photography

Full of beautiful Hindu and Buddhist temples, where people gather all along the day to chat, sell goods or relax, the streets have always some really interesting and exotic backgrounds. And like the rest of Asia mainly, you can observe the daily life happening there, openly in the streets. From the peanut seller to the knives sharpener, from the bird seeds seller to the butcher…you see mostly everything taking place in the streets, getting you an easy but fascinating Street Photography, full of opportunities.
The Valley of Kathmandu is a absolute must for general Nepal Travel Photography as it sums up everything : views on the surrounding mountains, impressive temples, distinctive red-brick & wood Newari style architecture, lively and bustling life activity and open people.

People

In Nepal you honestly meet some of the most beautiful people on the planet. Curious, benevolent, tolerant, compassionate and helpful. Appart from isolated sneaky sellers and guides -perverted by poverty and ignorance- it is very unlikely you get disappointing by the Nepali. Actually, It is a poor country from the economical side but a very rich one from the Human side. Take your time to get in the local tea stalls or restaurants and you will get filled with incredible stories, examples of simple lives, natural brotherhood and universal humanity. This way, you will very surely get beautiful Portraits as well as captivating memories.

For all these reasons combined, Nepal offers the ideal context and frame for a stunning and timeless Travel Photography.

[  Photos by Lorenz Berna, Text by Florence Lepavec  ]
Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu - Nepal Photography by Lorenz Berna
Boudhanath Stupa is Kathmandu's iconic monument. It is the most venerated Buddhist site in Nepal as it is believed to enshrine relics of Kassapa Buddha, the 3d Buddha.
Woman praying, enveloped in the smoke of incese, with a mala in her hands - Travel Photography of Nepal by Lorenz Berna
A Tibetan woman is praying, enveloped by the smoke of incense. The Mala in the hands is used for keeping count while mentally repeating a mantra, a prayer or the name of a deity. This practice is known in Sanskrit as Japa Mala.
Old thangka painter smoking at the entry of his shop, in Bhaktapur - Travel Photography of Nepal by Lorenz Berna
An old Thangka painter from Bhaktapur is smoking a cigarette on the entry of his shop. The hat on his head is called "Dhaka Topi" and is usually given away as gifts during Dashain and Tihar festivals.
Portrait of an old lady living in the Pashupatinath Retirement Centre in Kathmandhu - A Lorenz Berna Travel Photography of Nepal
Portrait of an old lady living in the Pashupatinath Retirement Centre, built by Mother Teresa for the poor people in Kathmandhu.
At Dawn, Silhouettes of the temple in Bhakthapur Durbarsquare, in Kathmandu Valley - Travel Photography of Nepal by Lorenz Berna.
At Dawn, Silhouettes of the temple in Bhakthapur Durbarsquare, in Kathmandu Valley.
5.30am in Khatmandu Durbar Square.
5.30am in Khatmandu Durbar Square.
A group of Donkeys transporting hay on the dry riverbed of Kali Gandaki Kagbeni, Mustang Border.
Group of Donkeys transporting hay on the dry bed of Kali Gandaki river in Kagbeni, Mustang Border.
A rickshaw and a man carrying bags on his back : two different kinds of transportation in the streets of Thamel district, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Two different kinds of transportation in the streets of Thamel district.
Porter in the streets of Kathmandu delivering a wardrobe on his back, Nepal.
Porter in the streets of Kathmandu, delivering a wardrobe. still today, Human transportation and delivery are quite commun in Nepal.
Nepali woman with her cow on a feeding walk, in Pokhara.
Nepali woman with her cow on a feeding walk, in Pokhara.
Old friends chatting on a covered brick platform in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Old friends chatting in Bhaktapur.
 All over the country, people use the stairs of the temples and the covered platforms as meeting points, tea shops or market stalls.
Travel portraits of Nepali men in Kathmandu Durbar square - Nepal Travel Photography by Lorenz Bera
Travel portraits of Nepali men in Kathmandu Durbar square.
Hindu devotees gathered around the Vishnu Temple in Bhaktapur, ready to receive the blessed water.
Hindu devotees gathered around the Vishnu Temple in Bhaktapur, ready to receive the blessed water.
Woman praying at Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu - Nepal Travel Photography by Lorenz Berna
Tibetan women praying on top of the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu.
Tibetan woman lighting butter candles in Boudhanath quarter, Kathmandu - Nepal Travel Photography by Lorenz Berna
In the streets of Boudhanath quarter, an old Tibetan woman lights butter candles to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan new year.
Buddhist Monk in Contemplation, Nepal.
Buddhist Monk in Contemplation.
Portrait of a Sadhu in Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, Kathmandu.
Portrait of a Sadhu in Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, Kathmandu.
A devotee is bringing offering to Swayambhunath Buddhist Temple in Kathmandu - Nepal Travel Photography by Lorenz Berna
A devotee is bringing offering to Swayambhunath Buddhist Temple in Kathmandu.
Inside the jungle forest surrounding Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Inside the jungle forest surrounding Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.
Black and white photography of a lonely dog in the quite solitude of the Forest near Vishwaroop Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.
A lonely dog in the quite solitude of the Forest near Vishwaroop Temple, Kathmandu.
Hindu Sadhu in Newari temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.
A Hindu holy man looking out from a Newari style wooden temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Baby with his grandmother i Gurjung village, on Annapurna Trail in Nepal Himalayas - Travel Photography by Lorenz Berna
One years old Anuj with his 93 years old grandmother, in Gurjung Village, on the Annapurna Trail in Himalayas.
Silhouette of a man standing in front of the Machapuchare Mountain, from the Anapurna Base Camp - Travel Photography of Nepal by Lorenz Berna
A man in the distance is watching the panorama from the Annapurna base camp at 4,130mt, in the northern central Himalayas of Nepal. Further in the background is the Machapuchare mountain, sacred to God Shiva and therefore off limits to climbing.

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