Annapurna trekking, Nepal.
Annapurna is the most famous mountain here, but what about the beauty of sacred Machapuchare (6993 meters high)?
It is called also 'fish's tail' because of it has two summits similar to the tail of a fish. It has been climbed in 1970 and after this climbing never climbed any more, because of for hinduist it is the home of God Shiva.
It is similar to Matterhorn (Alps), so it is also called the Matterhorn of Nepal. Here a pic of Matterhorn I have taken in september 2001 (from Chateau des Dames summit):
And here again Machapuchare from the forest:
Here we are between Sinuwa and Deurali (some places where trekkers can rest and eat).
At the beginning there are some typical villages (I will do a post only about Gandruk). Walking towards mountains there are only guest houses, and above 4000 meters high only Machapuchare and Annapurna base camp. Beyond this two camps, only wilderness: no paths, only rocks and glaciers: the kingdom of alpinism!
In this forest (about 3000 meters high) there are many monkeys and some specimens of the famous leopard. Some photographers come here to search them, but they are very rare and hidden.
Colors are warm, I have been here in autumn.
Along the paths, there are some places dedicated to prayers and pilgrims. Some of them leave objects, flags, flowers or plants.
Pictures taken with Nikon D800. October/November 2016.