The Hidden Himalayas: Photography of Humla, Nepal

The Hidden Himalayas: Photography of Humla, Nepal

 

By Himalayan Smile Trek and Adventure

Thomas Kelly's Book Highlights the Beauty of Humla, Nepal

The Hidden Himalayas: Photography of Humla, NepalTwo young Americans take us to Humla, an ancient territory at the edge of Nepal where no Westerner has ever lived before. In striking photographs and expressive prose, Thomas Kelly and Carroll Dunham capture Humla's limitless vistas and disclose intimate details of the lives of its extraordinary people: yak herders, caravan drivers, and shamans. In a land as eerie and forbidding as the landscape of some distant moon, these lives yield untold riches. Humla is a land of eternally snow-capped mountains and sweeping valleys.

 

Kelly's photography is accompanied by Dunham's lyrical account of life as the people of Humla conceive it: a cycle of fall, winter, spring, and summer. In a world made easy, accessible, and all too familiar by supersonic travel, television, and communication at the click of a mouse, The Hidden Himalayas provides an enlightening glimpse into the lives of a virtually untouched people.

 

About the Authors:

Born in New Mexico and educated in Chicago and Rome, Thomas L. Kelly served as a Peace Corps volunteer and as a program director for CARE. Fluent in the Nepalese language, he has established an audiovisual business in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he now lives.

 

V. Carroll Dunham is an anthropologist and writer who is director of Sojourn Nepal, a program that promotes self-growth through interaction with Tibetan and Nepalese culture.

 

 

 

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