January 15, 2000
Between December 12, 1999 and January 12, 2000, my girlfriend Amy and I travelled in Nepal. It was, of course, an amazing trip, far exceeding both of our expectations. We spent 2 weeks trekking in the Himalayan region called Langtang, and the rest of the time exploring Kathmandu, searching for rhinos in the Chitwan National Park, and wandering in many of the fascinating towns and villages of the Kathmandu Valley.
These photos were taken on a Canon EOS Rebel 2000, with a 28-80mm zoom lens as well as a 24mm wide-angle. At times I was wishing I had a stronger telephoto lens, but this kit was lightweight and not too cumbersome. I shot over 20 rolls of film, so I certainly can't show all of the pictures here -- rather, I've chosen just a few (87!) pictures which are my favorite and most representative of the trip.
Click on any of the pictures below to read a description, or just follow the "next" links from each page for a slideshow. Clicking on any of the images will display a very high-resolution image.
All of these photos are Copyright (c) 1999-2000 by Matt Welsh, mdw at cs dot berkeley dot edu. Reproduction in any format, electronic or otherwise, is prohibited without prior permission. If you'd like to use any of these pictures for any reason, just contact me!