Children of Nepal

A Photo Essay

Nepal is one of my top destinations with incredible historic sites, stunning landscapes and wonderful people.

The “Children of Nepal” is a photo essay inspired from my 2010 trip to Nepal. The images are from Kathmandu, Annapurna Mountains and Chitwan.

Everywhere in Nepal the children were very happy to have their photos taken and see themselves on the LCD screen of the camera. Despite the hardships of life in Nepal and the poor areas I came across, the children never asked for anything, but gifts in toys or school requisites were welcomed.

Meet the children of Nepal!

Kathmandu

Children in Kathmandu

Children in Kathmandu

Young Buddhist monks

Young Buddhist monks

Boy taking a break after feeding pigeons

Boy taking a break after feeding pigeons

Brother and sister

Brother and sister

Annapurna Mountains

Two boys having a discussion on the side of a Himalayan path

Two boys having a discussion on the side of a Himalayan path, Annapurna

Himalaya tea-house girl

Small girl in front of her parents tea-house – Annapurna path

Schoolchildren, Himalaya

Schoolchildren in a Himalayan mountain village

Kindergarten children, Nepal

Kindergarten children – Mountain school, Annapurna

Girl in red

Portrait of a girl in red

Children of Annapurna

Children of Annapurna

A big smile from Nepal!

A big smile from Nepal!

Children, mountain village, Annapurna

Children, mountain village, Annapurna

Curious girl

Curious girl

Best friends, Nepal

Best friends: Tibetan and Nepalese girls

Chitwan

Village children, Chitwan

Village children – Chitwan area, close to the Indian border

Mother and son, Chitwan

Mother and son, Chitwan. The black makeup around the baby’s eyes is called kajal (or kohl) and it is thought to protect the eyes from the sun or to protect the child from the evil.

Children riding ox and playing

Children riding ox and playing

Beautiful eyes!

Beautiful eyes!

Children posing in the field

Children posing in the field

Boy during Diwali festival, Nepal

Boy during Diwali festival, Nepal

Baby and humpback cow

Baby in a stable makeshift crib with a humpback cow

Portrait of a Chitwan boy

Portrait of a Chitwan boy

Playground friends

Playground friends

Little girl with necklace

Little girl with necklace

The photos have been taken with the Sigma DP1 and Sigma DP2s (now Merrill) one-of-a-kind compact cameras.

 

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