India and Nepal

These photgraphs were taken during a trip to northern India and Nepal. The highlight of the trip was a helicopter ride close to Mt. Everest. We flew to an altitude of 17,400 feet just above base camp.


The streets in the cities of India and Nepal are chaotic, loud and challenging. With great numbers of motor bikes, cars, bicycles, cows, pedestrians, water buffalo and no stop signs or lights, the intersections are a huge, confusing free for all. However, I most enjoyed the people and vendors in marketplaces which is evident in this collection of photographs. The salesmen were happy to be photographed with their merchandise.


  • The Taj Mahal was enchanting
  • The palaces of past rulers were fascinating
  • Even though the earthquakes leveled historic buildings in Nepal in 2015, there were many still standing
  • Our stay in the mountains east of Katmandu and hikes through the countryside past modest homes were amazing

Visit to Narayanhity Royal Palace.

The Narayanhity Royal Massacre occurred on 1 June 2001, at a house on the grounds of the Narayanhity Royal Palace, the residence of the Nepalese monarchy in Katmandu, Nepal. Ten members of the family were killed during a party or monthly reunion dinner of the royal family in the house. The dead included King Birenda of Nepal and Queen Aishwarya. We could still see bullet holes in the walls.