The crowded streets of Kathmandu’s Thamel neighborhood.
Bicycle rickshaw drivers take a break from business.
A monkey sits along the stairs leading to Kathmandu’s Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple.
Spinning prayer wheels at the Monkey Temple.
Boys play while their parents sell handicrafts to tourists.
A dog sleeps beneath a temple that dates back to 640 CE.
Nepali visitors throw coins into the World Peace Pond for good luck.
Prayer flags and blue skies (a rarity!) at the Monkey Temple.
The crowded streets near Kathmandu’s Durbar Square.
A monk walks along the courtyard of one of Kathmandu’s many hidden temples.
Motorcycles, rickshaws and pedestrians weave through Kathmandu’s streets.
A child plays in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square which dates back to the 1500’s.
Women in colorful saris carry heavy loads near Durbar Square.
Masks and tourist crafts for sale.
Work on the electric lines. Electricity cuts are frequent in Kathmandu.
Two men chat in front of a food stall.
A child plays in front of her home in Kathmandu.
A family street food shop nestled in the winding maze of Kathmandu’s alleys.
Fried bread serves as lunch.
A community recycling center in Kathmandu. Garbage management is better in Nepal than in India.
The dusty streets of Kathmandu. Many people wear masks to protect their lungs.
The pollution makes for hazy days in Kathmandu.
A goat stands waiting, tied to a post in Kathmandu’s Patan neighborhood.
The quiet streets of Kathmandu’s Patan neighborhood.
The sun sets through the haze behind Kathmandu’s polluted Bagmati River.