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Photographs of people in Nepal

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These photographs were taken by Thomas E. Dietz, and all are copyright© protected; they may be downloaded for your personal viewing only, all other rights are reserved. Gorgeous large color prints are available for purchase.

Early Morning Scene in Kathmandu
A woman walking through a blue scene, early morning in Kathmandu.
Vegetable Seller in Kathmandu
A couple selling potatoes, garlic, and onions in an early-morning street-market scene in Kathmandu.
Women Harvesting Rice
A line of women harvesting rice in the Annapurna region.
Fields During Rice Harvest
Fields of rice being harvested along the Marsyangdi River in the Annapurna region.
Threshing Rice With Cattle
A family in the Annapurna region threshing their rice by having cattle walk over it.
Drying Rice on the Streets of Bhaktapur
Many families' rice harvests lie drying in the sun on the streets of Bhaktapur, a town just outside Kathmandu.
Teahouse Owner
A Sherpa man who runs a teahouse (a sort of inn) on the Everest trek. We had spent the previous evening sitting in his kitchen drinking apple brandy and sharing stories.
Sherpa Women at Namche Market
Two Sherpa women buying grain on market day in Namche Bazaar (3440 m, 11400 ft).
Tsampa merchant at Namche Market
A lowlander selling tsampa flour on market day in Namche Bazaar (3440 m, 11400 ft).
Pepper merchant at Namche Market
A chili pepper vendor on market day in Namche Bazaar (3440 m, 11400 ft).
Buddhist Monks Dancing at the Mani Rimdu festival
A line of costumed monks dancing at the annual Mani Rimdu festival in Thame (3800m, 12500 ft). This is a festival to the God of Compassion, and the dances are a retelling of the story of Buddhism being brought to Tibet.

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