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Nepal in Pictures

Updated on November 3, 2011
Kathmandu valley was a lake in ancient time made habitable by the Bodhisattva named Manjushree. The oldest stone statue found in Kathmandu valley is dated 4th century.
Kathmandu valley was a lake in ancient time made habitable by the Bodhisattva named Manjushree. The oldest stone statue found in Kathmandu valley is dated 4th century. | Source
Old Royal Palace Plaza in Patan City. Patan is adjacent to Kathmandu and it is one of the four cities in Kathmandu valley. Kirkpatrick, a British historian, wrote there are more temples than the number of houses and more deities than the people.
Old Royal Palace Plaza in Patan City. Patan is adjacent to Kathmandu and it is one of the four cities in Kathmandu valley. Kirkpatrick, a British historian, wrote there are more temples than the number of houses and more deities than the people. | Source
Suspension Bridge: Nepal is a mountainous country, in many places a suspension bridge is the only viable option to connect two villages or towns.
Suspension Bridge: Nepal is a mountainous country, in many places a suspension bridge is the only viable option to connect two villages or towns. | Source

How old is Nepal? After reading history books I have come to a conclusion that it is harder to date Nepal. Of course we can date modern Nepal, because unification of Nepal began in 1769 AD. But when did Nepal actually evolve?

From the chronicles of early rulers of Kathmandu valley, we can assume, historically of course, Nepal is at least two thousand years old. However, Nepal could be at least three thousand years old because it is mentioned in the Mahabharata, the Great Hindu Epic. Mahabharata is believed to have occurred in 1300 Before Common Era.

In archeological evidence, Nepal nation has existed since 4th century, in the inscription of Indian king Samudra Gupt in Allabadh. Earliest stone inscription found in Nepal was laid by King Mandev, dated 329 AD. It is said Maheshpals and Gopals ruled Nepal in the beginning. Kirat was the first well-established dynasty of Nepal. Then there were Lichhivies (4th or 5th century CE), Mallas and finally the Shahs. The Shahs ruled Nepal for 238 years.

A new era of democracy began after 1950 revolution but parliamentary democracy was short lived. A Royal take over in 1960 banned party politics in Nepal. In Feb. 13, 1996, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) announced People’s War. After fighting for ten years with the government forces, the war ended in November 2006, and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed.

Nepal was announced Federal Democratic republic in 2008.

Nepal is 147,181 sq km and 75 percent of the land is covered by mountains. Several of the world’s highest mountains stretch along Nepal-Tibet boarder including Everest(8848 meters), Annapurna I (8091 meters), Kanchenjunga (8568 meters), Makalu (8463 meters) and Manaslu (8163 meters). The country is sandwiched between two giants India and China.

Many years ago when Prince Charles of Britain visited Nepal, he went to Bhedetar, a hilly town in Eastern Nepal. Now Bhedetar has a new name in Nepal, the Charles Point
Many years ago when Prince Charles of Britain visited Nepal, he went to Bhedetar, a hilly town in Eastern Nepal. Now Bhedetar has a new name in Nepal, the Charles Point | Source
A traditional house in rural Nepal. There are more than 35 hundred villages in Nepal and more than 80 percent of the population live in villages and small towns.
A traditional house in rural Nepal. There are more than 35 hundred villages in Nepal and more than 80 percent of the population live in villages and small towns. | Source
Hindu Ascetic: Nepal is predominantly a Hindu nation though it was announced secular in 2006. The 2001 census recorded that 90 percent people are Hindu.
Hindu Ascetic: Nepal is predominantly a Hindu nation though it was announced secular in 2006. The 2001 census recorded that 90 percent people are Hindu. | Source
Jomsom (2760 meters) is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Nepal.
Jomsom (2760 meters) is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Nepal. | Source
Mustang was once closed for foreigners but these days they can get a permit by paying US$ 500 for initial 10 days and US$ 50 more for each day.
Mustang was once closed for foreigners but these days they can get a permit by paying US$ 500 for initial 10 days and US$ 50 more for each day. | Source
Painful Journey: Many people in Nepal do not own vehicles and they have to travel precariously in public transport.
Painful Journey: Many people in Nepal do not own vehicles and they have to travel precariously in public transport. | Source
Paragliding in Pokhara valley. Pokhara is a lake city. Many popular trekking routes begins from Pokhara including the most challenging expedition of Mount Annapurna (8091 meters).
Paragliding in Pokhara valley. Pokhara is a lake city. Many popular trekking routes begins from Pokhara including the most challenging expedition of Mount Annapurna (8091 meters). | Source
When you are trekking in Nepal you may want to hire a porter. Sometimes back newspaper report revealed that Nepalis are the strongest people on earth who can carry twice their weight even at the high altitude.
When you are trekking in Nepal you may want to hire a porter. Sometimes back newspaper report revealed that Nepalis are the strongest people on earth who can carry twice their weight even at the high altitude. | Source
Rara Lake, situated in the Rara National Park in western Nepal, is the largest lake in Nepal. It is 5 km long. There are no motor-able roads towards Rara and it takes three days to reach there from the nearest airport.
Rara Lake, situated in the Rara National Park in western Nepal, is the largest lake in Nepal. It is 5 km long. There are no motor-able roads towards Rara and it takes three days to reach there from the nearest airport. | Source
Swyambhu: The Self-Existent. A Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu. According to the Nepali belief, the Buddha is another form of Hindu God Shiva.
Swyambhu: The Self-Existent. A Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu. According to the Nepali belief, the Buddha is another form of Hindu God Shiva. | Source
Wall painting: A traditional wall painting by Tharu Community. The painting made only from natural colors depicts life and faith of indigenous people. There are 92 different races and 106 languages recorded in Nepal.
Wall painting: A traditional wall painting by Tharu Community. The painting made only from natural colors depicts life and faith of indigenous people. There are 92 different races and 106 languages recorded in Nepal. | Source
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Nepal is agricultural country but farming techniques are two thousand years old.
Nepal is agricultural country but farming techniques are two thousand years old.
Nepal is agricultural country but farming techniques are two thousand years old. | Source
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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Docmo, thanks for appreciating my work. Thanks for sharing this hub socially.

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      A beautiful pictorial essay on the country, Vinaya. you've captured the many facets of Nepal in your writing and images. Truly breathtaking. voted up and shared.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Rahul,

      so nice of you.

      Thanks for sharing this hub on facebook.

      Cheers

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I have spent a week in Nepal in Kathmandu and it is Nepal which made me fall in love with the hills.. the cool breeze and the peaceful culture!

      A beautiful and breathtaking hub indeed

      !!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      @Peggy, I don't know the source but few years ago I read news that said people in Nepal are the strongest people in the world, they can carry twice their weight even in the high altitude. Thanks for your wonderful comment.

      @Dwanrichard, I'm glad that you liked my hub. Thanks for leaving nice comment

      @jainismus, thanks

      @Gypsy, I thank you for appreciating my work. Regards

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Thank you so much for sharing and telling us about Nepal. The pictures are fantastic. Passing this on.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Great photographs, thank you for sharing them.

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      Dawnrichard 5 years ago

      Nice hub with lovely photos. Thanks for sharing and i love that baba giving blessings who wears towel in a picture. I love that snap.

      Dawnrichard

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Vinaya,

      Thanks for another wonderful hub filled with photos and information about your beautiful country. I can well believe that people from Nepal are the strongest in the world given the altitude and how hard they work to transport things as well as the growing of crops. Glad to also hear that your lives are in less danger now with the warring factions between rebels and the government.

      Your photos are fantastic! Hitting all up buttons except funny and sharing this with my followers. Thanks!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I recommend these wonderful hub authors to the hub community.

      http://hubpages.com/@jeannieinabottle

      http://hubpages.com/@bharathadupa

      http://hubpages.com/@iefox5

      Thank you very much for your wonderful comments.

      Regards

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      iefox5 5 years ago

      Vinaya, thanks for the great pictures.Nepal is a hidden world and wish I may travel the country myself one day.

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      bharath.adupa 5 years ago from India

      A very well composed hub with beautiful photographs, this hub intensified my interest to visit nepal... thanq you...

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I really didn't know a lot about Nepal, so I found this hub very interesting. Also, the photos are really beautiful! Voted up and shared!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Angel so nice of you.

      But my government does not care about my work. LOL

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      What a beautiful , simple place Nepal..You have promoted well its tourism. Perfect photos ! Your government must be giving you an award for promoting and being so proud of your country.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      @Christy

      @louromano

      Thanks for visiting my page.

      Cheers

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      louromano 5 years ago

      I love it. Great hub.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you for introducing us to all the beauty of Nepal here!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hi onlooker/alocsin

      Thank you very much for your appreciation

      Cheers

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      That Royal Palace looks so exotic. Some day I'll get to this country. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      onlooker 5 years ago

      Awesome hub and pictures you! thank you.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      @sandra

      @Audra

      Thanks for taking this virtual tour.

      Welcome to Nepal

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I love the pic..."Paragliding in Pokhara valley"!

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      I, too, especially enjoyed your photos of Nepal, Vinaya. Thanks for SHARING. Sandra Busby

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      @Sannel

      @Brian

      @Deborah

      Thanks for taking this virtual tour. Welcome to Nepal.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      Beautiful! Nepal is on my short list of places I want to visit someday.

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      Brian Slater 5 years ago from England

      Wow what a country, I would love to visit this country one day, I knew Katmundo was the gateway for many going to Himalayas but didn't know of it's history or origins, thanks for sharing, voted up.

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Nepal - The country I had hoped to visit one day! Nepal has some of the best trekking in the world, and my dream was to go trekking in this beautiful country. Well. . .I'm so glad you bring Nepal to me instead. Through this virtual trip with your exceptional pictures, I'm able to enjoy your wonderful country. Thank you Vinaya!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Wesman Todd, that's wonderful.

      Thanks for visiting my page and leaving nice comment.

      Cheers

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Very beautiful!

      I've some friends here in my town from Nepal. They go back there once every year or two to visit their families. I always enjoy listening whenever they tell me about their far away homeland.

      Thank you for the pictures!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Gia, thanks for stopping by.

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      Gia 5 years ago

      Great shots!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      @MsDora

      @Derorah

      Thanks for taking this virtual tour.

      Cheers

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I always wanted to go to Nepal.. these pictures are awesome. wonderful hub.

      debbie

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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Audrey, yes one-third of Nepal's land mass is mountains.

      Thanks for your compliments.

      Cheers

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Nicely done Vinaya! I loved the pictures--it looks fairly mountainous--yes?

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello cclitgirl,

      thanks for taking this virtual tour.

      Welcome to Nepal.

      I'm planning to go to Tibet this summer.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      This is one of those places I've always wanted to visit. One day I will make it there; I know I will. You just made me want to go that much more with your beautiful pictures. I'll have to visit Tibet, too. :) Great hub, Vinaya. Voted up and SHARED.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello ThoughtSandwiches,

      thanks for appreciating my work.

      Cheers

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      ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Vinaya...

      Your's is a beautiful and fascinating country. I hope I can get there one day and see it for myself. Until then I will continue to enjoy your photos!

      Great Hub!

      Thomas

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      @Daisy

      @thoughtforce

      Thanks for taking interest in Nepal. Thank you very much for taking this virtual tour. Your comments are always welcome.

      Cheers

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Interesting article about Nepal! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures and the interesting facts, it tells me so much about your country!

      Tina

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      This Hub is another winner, Vinaya. Thanks for sharing your beautiful country with us.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Nell Rose,

      It's a pleasure that you find fascination in Nepal. Thanks for your comment.

      Cheers

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Nepal has always fascinated me, and whenever it is shown on TV I sit there watching it with great interest, what a beautiful place, and so ancient, thanks you for sharing your wonderful photos, amazing!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Shalom, thanks for sincerely following my works.

      I'm blessed with wonderful friend like you.

      Cheers

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Great glimpses of Nepal. I am having a lovely time with all my armchair tourism..thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day. Shalom!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Radha, thanks for coming back. I have received your forward email. I'll soon get to you.

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      radhapriestess 5 years ago

      You are most welcome.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      @radha, thank you very much for your appreciative comment. I'm blessed and honored to find a writer friend like you.

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      radhapriestess 5 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Very impressive pictures and tells the history of Nepal well.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      mathira

      thanks for taking this virtual tour. Thank you very much for leaving a comment

      Regards

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      mathira 5 years ago from chennai

      Picturesque Nepal,Vinaya.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Dear Terry,

      thank you very much. The new year has just begun and I'm already gifted with a wonderful friend like you.

      Have a pleasant 2012.

      Regards

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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      Vinaya, sorry to hear about the gloomy morning. We get that here in June. They call it June Gloom.

      I'm glad you enjoyed my comments. If something you read touches or inspires you, I believe a person should share that with the writer. It feels good to compliment others. Kind words are like a nice cozy fire on a cold day.

      You are welcome, Vinaya. I enjoyed taking a trip to your country through your words and images.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Terry, its a gloomy morning in Nepal, but your wonderful comments on my hubs and a lovely fan mail made me warm. Thanks for visiting my country.

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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you, Vinaya, for the wonderful history lesson about Nepal. It is great to hear firsthand information, rather than reading about it in a book. Thank you for also sharing your beautiful photos with us as well.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      nenytridiana, I appreciate your visit. Welcome to Nepal!

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      nenytridiana 6 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      Wow What a great place! I hope I could get there and bring my camera. Thank you for giving me so much pleasure Vinaya Ghimire!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Frank, thanks for your visit.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      Thank you for bringing Nepal in Pictures to us all :) Cheers

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Kitty, Buddha as another form of Shiva is popular in Nepal, but majority of Hindus the world over believe the Buddha is one of the forms of Lord Vishnu. But then sometimes Shiva and Vishnu are merged and worshiped in a single form called Hari-Har.

      Thanks for your appreciation.

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      Again, so beautiful! I feel like I'm actually there experiencing the innate beauty of these places, Vinaya. The colors and angles that you use in some of these photos are just amazing. Keep it up and keep sharing with us. I'm learning a lot. Also, thank you for pointing out that Hindus believe that Buddha is another form of the god Shiva...I didn't know that!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @kikalina

      @Sueswan

      Thank your very much for seeing the world I belong to.

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Vinaya,

      I was transported to Nepal while reading this hub. Your pictures are amazing.

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      kikalina 6 years ago from Europe

      Nice pictures. Got me interested in visiting the country!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Dear snakeslane

      Yes I took these pictures during my recent travel. Living in war zone was quite a horrible experience, we were forced to donate to the rebels and give them shelter while living in constant fear that we will be charged for betraying the government. Things are better now. Thanks for your concern.

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      Verlie Burroughs 6 years ago from Canada

      These pictures are really interesting Vinaya Ghimire. Did you take them on your travels this past month? The temples of Patan, the suspension bridge, the beauty of Jomsom and Mustang. The farmers in the field, the houses, the people, all so great to see. Life must have been difficult living in a war zone all these long years. I hope things are better now. Regards, snakeslane

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @iZeko

      @Stephanie

      Thanks for your kind visit.

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      Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago from USA

      Thank you for sharing the photographs and history of Nepal. I loved seeing photographs of the villages and people, and the suspension bridge! You did a wonderful job of researching and putting together a comprehensive hub on Nepal.

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      iZeko 6 years ago

      Fantastic hub! Hope I get a chance to visit Nepal one day. Glad you shared it with us.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @blaise25, perfect for magazines and websites about travel...wow this is the best compliment I have got so far.

      @Justsilvie, thanks for your travel.

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      Justsilvie 6 years ago

      A lovely virtual journey into your country! Enjoyed it very much.

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      Fehl Dungo 6 years ago from close to you...

      The photos are wonderful just like Nepal. Would love to do trekking someday. I wish. I loved all your pictures. They're perfect for magazines and websites about travel.

      Awesome!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @always exploring

      @Happyboomernurse

      Thank you very much for seeing what I wanted you to see.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow!!! This was a fascinating history of Nepal and your photos were stunning. I really enjoyed learning about your culture and homeland. Thanks for sharing this information. I had no idea Nepal was so beautiful.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Such a beautiful part of the world, Nepal. The pictures are great. The history is interesting..Thank you for sharing your part of the world..

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @ Movie master

      @ Ubani

      Thanks for your valuable comments.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Wow! AmaZING pictures. Now i can boast that i know the history of Nepal [at least in pictures]. Great work!

      You ve my votes

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Vinaya for this look at Nepal, and for sharing some of it's history with us, it looks a beautiful place.

      Fabulous photos and very interesting, voting up/awesome.

      Best wishes, MM

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Epi, I'm honored by your presence.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..I must post this most beautiful hub subject and its life affirming pictures to my FACEBOOK page with a direct link back here - one of all my time favorites by you my friend - this is an essential hub and hopefully will be enjoyed by many others - you have put together a world class effort here and presentation - I am so proud of you - you are a noble and proud son and your homeland loves you!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Will be pleased.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      I sure will Vinaya...thanks :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      @dinkan53, I'm delighted to know that. Every year Harisiddhi organizes a religious fete that is very popular in Nepali culture.

      @missolive, though I cannot handle bikes on the suspension bridge lost of people can do easily. Well when there is no other way you have to do it. Thanks for your comment.

      @makusr, I wish people in the Tourism Board of Nepal hear that. Actually I have my uncle there, perhaps I must ask him to get me on board. LOL

      @marcoujor, thanks for your appreciation. These ethnic painters do not have formal training on painting but their painting are amazing.

      @barryrutherford, by the way the man who climbed Everest with Hillary was called Tenzing. He was born in Nepal and lived in India. Hillary was very much loved in Nepal for his contribution to the social developments.

      @radhapriestess, thanks for your kind words.

      @Flora, trekking indeed inspired me in lots of ways.

      @Ruchira, let me know when you are in Kathmandu, I'm here for you. Smile!

      @Rosemary, thanks for being here.

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Thank you Vinaya for showing us a little of your country and giving us some historical background.

      Your photos are magnificent.

      Thank you for sharing

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Nepal, besides being rich in culture is a beautiful place. I do want to visit it some day esp for it's Buddhism temples.

      Thanks!

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      The picture of the motorcycylist on the bridge makes me nervous. Thanks for giving us historical and demographic background on your country. You must have loved the trip you took trekking around your country.

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      radhapriestess 6 years ago

      First rate pictures--technique is good, but the soul aspect in always captured in your pictures. You get to understand the person in the picture.

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      Barry Rutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great pictures I knew a man that assisted Hilary up Mount Everest & visited every year to Nepal & surrounds every year thereafter...

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Such a valuable compilation of information and photography. I especially appreciated the detail of the wall painting. Voted UP & ABI, mar.

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 6 years ago from India

      Vinaya,

      Greetings from MAKUSR. Nepalese Govt. should appoint you as official photographer. It looked as if I am seeing the Tourist Dept. brochure, only thing that yours looks lot more sophisticated.

      Lots of Love,

      MAKUSR

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

      Nicely done Vinaya - LOTS of pictures too! I know this took some time to put together so, thank you for sharing Nepal images and facts. I found it interesting that Nepal is at least 2,000 years old - amazing. Also, I don't know if I could handle crossing that suspension bridge - yikes! :)

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      dinkan53 6 years ago from India

      Nice pictures, heard about a village named "Harisiddhi" in Kathmandu and from there the mountain range of Himalaya can be watched in all its beauty. One more strange thing is that, those who live in Harisiddhi wear leather shoes(inside the village) and even the visitors are asked to wear cloth shoes.