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Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Michael Nyffeler

Deep in Nepal's Annapurna Conservation Area , the community run trekking lodge atop Khopra Danda ridge lays on the doorstep of the famed Annapurna peaks I and II - at 26,545 feet, it's the tenth highest in the world. The lodge, run by a cooperative of local villages, also has a yak farming program that once a year villagers from around the region come to drink the animals' blood, believing it will bring good health. The seventh highest peak, Dhaulagiri, sits in the background under a full moon. My girlfriend and I spent two months volunteering in this region in the spring of 2011.

Location: Khopra Danda ridge, Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal


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