Nepal holds a special place in my heart. Several years ago, I had a life-changing journey there. It was one of those countries that really feels like somewhere else once you stepped off the plane – hectic, ancient, minimally westernized – all the same time, accompanied with amazing people. For sure, Nepal is one country I plan on re-visiting several times before I die – the jaw-dropping awesomeness of the Himalayas, the beauty of the ancient Bhaktapur square, the calmness as I strolled around Buddhist stupas flocked with monks, the wildness of the jungles, and again – the incredible people.
Even though I visited during a time of civil unrest, I never once felt in danger there, and it seemed like everyone was honest and sincere in their endeavours, and that they genuinely wanted to make my visit to their country truly enjoyable, regardless of their class or financial status.
Now that they’re in a time of need, I’d like to open up the assistance to my friends in Nepal. A lot of media attention is focused on Everest, due to the sensionalist allure of the mountain, and sure, I’m a climber, but the real trouble is with all the regular, impoverished Nepalis who don’t have the luxury of making a $50,000 ascent of the world’s highest mountains.
Donate $20 below, and I’ll send you five 4×6 prints of photographs I took in Nepal. Donate $50, and I’ll send you a 16×20 print of your choice or fifteen 4×6 prints. Check out the gallery below for all the photos and a sample of how the 4×6 prints look together.
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