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Thank you all for all the encouragement in TE.
This is my 200th post and it is a shot of one of the more significant days of my trip to the Manang / Mustang region in North Western Nepal.

We were coming down from Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni, an on a sunny day, it can be windy, sweaty and at times, dehydrating. Particularly disturbing are the frequent 4-wheel drive vehicles carrying pilgrims in and out of Muktinath.
An alternative route from Muktinath to Kagbeni, that skips the road is by walking northwards across the Jhong Khola Canyon (Dzong - Fort) via Chhengar. This route looks far more appealing to me, not just because it avoids the dusty Jeep trails, but also because of its scenic beauty, the architecture of flat roofed houses that typifies the Sakya Sect of Buddhism. A normal walk takes me to Kagbeni in less than 4 hours.
This is a photograph of Dzong, from a point just above Kagbeni. Looking back at those huge humbling mountains on the other side, and the rows of houses that comprised of a population of less than 150, I waited for the brief period when the wind stops blowing and clicked.

Urge you to take a full-screen view of this shot.

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