Sherpa land

Some pictures from Sherpa land, where our Tsampa barley grows – used in the famous cereal mash and basic food of the Himalaya people. The barley is ground in this old water mill.


Mustang (from Tibetan Mun Tan (Wylie smon-thang)
which means fertile plain) is the former Kingdom of Lo
and now part of Nepal, in the north-central part of that
country, bordering the People's Republic of China on the
Tibetan plateau between the Nepalese provinces of Dolpo
and Manang.
The Kingdom of Lo, the traditional Mustang region, and
"Upper Mustang" are one and the same, comprising the
northern two-thirds of the present-day Nepalese Mustang

Mustang Tour 2007

Solu Khumbu (Tib: Sharkumbu)

Khumbu (also known as the Everest Region) is one of three
subregions of the main Sherpa settlement of the Himalaya, the
other two being Solu and Pharak.

Khumbu is part of the Solukhumbu District located in northeastern
Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest and includes the town
of Namche Bazaar as well as the villages of Thami, Khumjung,

The famous Buddhist monastery at Tengboche is also located in
the Khumbu.

Wild Rose - Solu Khumbu

White Meconopsis