Spring comes to Nepal

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by Christine McNab

When spring comes to Nepal, rhododendron flowers hang like red jewels and sparkle in the sunshine across the hills and valleys. The "Lali Gurans" are Nepal's national flower. When they bloom, children scramble to pick them and arrange bouquets, offering these for a few rupees on the roadside. These children lept towards our vehicle the moment they saw us. We bought all of their flowers, and they celebrated with leaps and happy shouts as we pulled away.

Location: On the road between Dadheldura and Dhangadi in eastern Nepal.

 

More Travel Portraits Entries »

 
  1. Up Close & Personal

    By Dave Monk

  2. Seeking a Blessing

    By Dave Monk

  3. The last headhunters.

    By ayan ghosh

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities




Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!