Dhaulagiri Range Views from Khopra Ridge, Annapurna, Nepal

Views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Region, Nepal

Dhaulagiri Range Views from Khopra Ridge, Annapurna, Nepal

Hiking in the Annapurna Dhaulagiri region of Nepal is truly spectacular!

This image was taken up on Khopra Ridge where there’s a simple lodge sitting on a finger of land surrounded by a deep gorge.   Ahead is the magnificent Dhaulagiri range, while to the right is the stunning Annapurna South (just out of the picture).

Had an awesome 10 days hiking in the area, with lots of scrambling and shuffling along what felt like goat tracks on the sides of mountains.   There was also a few hairy moments when we were charged by yaks.

All in all, an incredible experience 🙂

Deer Silhouette - Bardiya National Park, Nepal

Bardiya National Park, Nepal

Deer Silhouette - Bardiya National Park, Nepal

 

Walking through Bardiya National Park in the early morning, on my second day of seeking out a tiger, I had a moment!  The result of that moment is the above shot!    It was totally fleeting where all I managed was a single frame.   The deer had walked out of the dense forest and stopped on the path ahead it turned to look at us; then it was gone.

Unfortunately I didn’t get to see a tiger that day – however my camera did – I have a shot where there’s an orange blob way off in the distance.     We came close a second time, however a loudmouthed guide and his clients managed to be raucous enough on sighting the elusive creature to scare it back into the bush.