Brilliant colours of autumn in Nepal

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In autumn, the terraced fields of Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal are surrounded by ranges of majestic snowy mountains.
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NDO - November is the wonderful time to visit Nepal, the country that ranks second in the world in terms of average elevation above sea level. Thousands of people flock to the country for trekking routes to admire the enchanting colours of the forests with yellow and red leaves, high blue sky, snowy mountains, brilliant sunshine, and beautiful small villages located halfway up to the sky.

By hiking the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek between September and November, visitors will have the opportunity to explore a variety of terrain and rich flora and fauna. The peaceful and poetic beauty of the villages of Tikhedhunga, Banthanti, Sinuwa, Chomrong is a reward for backpackers after their long treks.

A local woman relaxes on her front porch, which is covered with flowers and freshly harvested corn being hung from the ceiling.

Donkeys and horses are very popular in Nepal. They play an important role in transporting goods and food to the high mountains or remote and dangerous residential areas. Ringed with bells and decorated with colourful pieces of embroidered fabric, their movement creates a pleasant sound and a beautiful sight.

A picturesque view of a tea house which lies against a yellow autumn maple forest with a small stream running in the front.

A section in the trekking route from Ghorepani to Tadapani is decorated with ‘lungta’ (prayer flags), which are strings of different pieces of coloured square or rectangular cloth.

A natural colour palette of yellow seen on the trekking route.

Autumn is also the blooming season of marigold flowers, which are considered auspicious in the country and are used during important events.

Lungta prayer flag flutter at a resting station where trekkers can enjoy a panoramic view of the Annapurna range.

A small colourful market in Tadapani where visitors can explore indigenous culture and buy warm clothes, jewellery, and souvenirs.

Photos: Hanh Hoang