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05 December 2010

Nepal: The Roof of the World

One of my friends, Peng Bo, scolded me that I write about all the countries except Nepal. I thought, he is right. I'm bounded in some ways with this country, through our Teachers, but there are not often notices about this country in the news and travel sites. I decided to give a look at the photos of Nepal in the Russian photos-site I use normally. Here what I found special -from my point of view.

When we think about Nepal, we imagine something like this:

Священная гора Мачапучаре
«Священная гора Мачапучаре» на Яндекс.Фотках

Did you notice the dimensions of the man and the mountains? You can feel like an ant near our 1130m high mountains. What has to feel a person there, in Himalaya? Like a grain of sand? One friend said me that it's very hard for many persons to stay there for the rarefied air. (I asked him if it's possible to stay there for a month or more.) So, if you have the interntion to go there, you have first try to stay ther some days, a normal touristic visit. Than, if everything was OK, you can rest for more time in this country.

Сердце Гималаев
«Сердце Гималаев» на Яндекс.Фотках

Строгие взгляды...
«Строгие взгляды...» на Яндекс.Фотках

But Nepal is a "normal" country too. The life in it's big cities, like the capital,  do not differ too much from that of all others in the world:

«Школьницы» на Яндекс.Фотках

What can you find there? You will not believe...
-8 from 10 highest mountains of the Earth.
-Not so little state as you imagine looking on the  map: it's bigger than Austria and Swiss together.
-the lost world of an antique Kingdom Mustang (Lo) with the pure Tibetan culture in it (this territory has to be partially clothed for visits till today, they say).
-To drink you have to buy water in bottles. It's forbidden to drink raw water. ( I thought, it has to be the best water there...)
-the main religion is... Guess... Hinduism. 90% There are only 5% of Buddhists.

There are interesting rules of behaviour for tourists but it's for the next post about Nepal.


  1. Some of my friends here have been to Nepal and say it's beautiful. The mountains in the picture reminds me of New Zealand.

  2. Ah? Interesting... I thought, NZ is a plain country... Well, I've never visit one place there.

    Sometimes I begin to claim the fact I've never been in this or that place but we have just fortunate to have TV and internet -if it was years ago, we would never know about the existance of these places. And would never have the possibility to know each other too. :0)))


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