Picture the most beautiful place you’ve ever been. Multiply that beauty to the point that it becomes unreal. Imagine walking among that beauty for weeks on end, your heart nearly bursting it is so swollen with realization and disbelief that so beautiful a place can exist on earth. Welcome to Nepal.

Along the Annapurna

Settled around 11,000 feet, Ghyaru is a magical village

View from camp at 16,000 feet

A porter with the great Niligiris rising in the background

Maila and me, cracking nuts with a rock