The city of Pokhara continues to develop and expand, accommodating the growing number of tourists who flock to western Nepal, primarily for trekking in the Annapurna region. Phewa lake pictured in the background.
Small streets make way for wider boulevards in recent years to keep up with the growing population.
Agricultural settlements border the Seti Gandaki River which brings in fresh waters from the Annapurna region.
The Seti Gandaki River
Western Region, Nepal
Machhapuchchhre aka "The Fish Tail" poking its head above the clouds at 6993m.
Safaris on elephant back are very common in Chitwan National Park. The tourism industry due to the park has boomed in recent years, providing more money for anti-poaching but encroaching severely on its periphery with human settlements.
A local fisherman prepares his nets to fish in the Rapti river of Chitwan National Park.
A fisherman casts his net into the Rapti river. According to him, he was going after catfish. Unfortunately because of thick weeds and vegetation, more time was spent untangling and cleaning out the nets than fishing.
Local nepali women look onto the Rapti river of Chitwan National Park.
Cooling off near the village of Shaktikhor
This shop owner took cover when a sudden hail storm opened up and began pelting ice onto this small town.. The sound of ice pounding against corrugated metal roofs was unreal.
A handful of ice pellets after a 20 minute hail storm.
Our homestay in the village of Shaktikhor