Journal: Nepal - February 2013

In 2013, I traveled to Nepal for ten days as part of a scouting trip for NatureScapes.Net, the photography company I was working for at the time. The goal of the trip was to allow me to see various parts of the country in as short a time as possible to determine if the photographic opportunities, in country amenities and services, and existing infrastructure could attract and support a group of American photo-tourists in the country. I spent time in the areas of Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, and the Annapurna region, and throughout my visit became deeply impressed by the incredible landscape, bold colors, ancient architecture, cultural beauty, and kind people of this incredible country. 

It has taken me a long time to go through the photos from this trip, and I find myself revisiting these images often. As much as I love travel, I find it really challenging to photograph adventures like this and almost prefer capturing images close to home. Whenever I visit a place for the first time, or the only time, I feel a lot more pressure to capture great images and find I often don't work as well as I do in environments I'm more familiar with. For this trip report, it was really difficult to narrow down my favorite shots while still showing the diverse range of subjects I managed to capture and the character of the different regions I visited. I hope I get the chance to revisit this beautiful country and its people again one day.

I used my Canon 5D Mark II and a variety of Canon lenses to capture photographs on this trip. All photographs © Kari Post and may not be used or shared without permission.

Kathmandu, Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple, beads, bearded man, holy man, man, old man, sadu, yellow
Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepali, Stupa Boudhanath, colorful, elderly man, man, old man, prayer flags, stupa, cane, travel, walking
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Kathmandu, Nepal, Stupa Boudhanath, colorful, prayer flags, stupa
Kathmandu, Nepal, Stupa Boudhanath, prayer flags, stupa, tourists, travel
Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepali, child, mother, prayer wheel, red
Kathmandu, Nepal, dog, domestic animal, domestic dog, feral dog, pet, sleeping, stray dog, street dog
Kathmandu, Nepal, boy, child, children, girl, school uniforms
Kathmandu, Nepal, child, girl, portrait
Kathmandu, Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple, holy man, portrait, sadu
Kathmandu, Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple, fingers, gesture, hands, peace, sadu
Kathmandu, Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple, feet, hand, ring, sadu
Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepali, no smoking, portrait, smoking, window
Kathmandu, Nepal, colorful, motorbike, motorcycle, street, traffic
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Chitwan, Nepal, bicycle, brick, old, worn
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