This photo was taken in September 1990 outside Bandipur, Nepal. This photo was taken at about 4500-5000 ft of elevation. In Nepal, you don't ask people where they live. You ask "how high" their village is. Elevation is the main thing that dictates lifestyle. The lush green vegetation is present only after the monsoon rains. The terrace farming is the only way food can be grown on amazingly steep hillsides. Here one feels they might just tumble down into the valley below! The clear post-monsoon skies allow for crisp, clear views of the Himalayas which are often shrouded in a mist and unseen much of the year.