The wind carries prayers across the mountains of Nepal.
These carved stones, called mani stones after the inscription (Om Mani Padme Hum), are found by the hundreds along walls near holy sites. This one at Muktinath looks like a mountain range.
Muktinath is a holy site in Nepal, and a destination for pilgrims.
This lake is perched at the edge of a cliff. A deserted summer village is off to the right.
It takes a day to walk to the next ridge.
Summer by day and winter by night.
Annapurna base camp, Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal