A Forgotten Village in Nepal

Going off the beaten path, you will discover intriguing places that are not a tourist destination. In my trip to Nepal, I found this small village in the Chitwan National Park. Most of the houses are made from mud and straw, and the farmers are still ploughing their rice fields with oxen and humpback cows.

The people were curios, same as I was. So it wasn’t difficult to take pictures. Especially the children were very happy!

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” – Diane Arbus

Nepali Village Life

Colorful portraits of people and life in a Nepali village.

Nepali village house

Seamstress in Nepal

Old woman working on the field, Nepali village

Village house

Farmer sorting grains

Children riding ox, Chitwan

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.

Girl in red

Mother and children

Baby in a stable makeshift crib with a humpback cow

Portrait of an old woman, Chitwan

Plow drawn by humpback cows with a plow

Poor woman cooking fish

Humpback cows

Little girl with necklace


Girl in pink

“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” – Bruce Gilden