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Expedition to Stok Kangri - #photostory by Bidhan Shrestha #photowalkersnp #spnnepal

On July 8, 2016, I went on an expedition to Stok Kangri in Ladakh, a mountain on the Stok Range of the Himalayas measuring 6153 meters.  I started from the base camp commenced at 4:30 a.m., and with the weather on my side, everything was seemingly going according to plan.  However, just a few hundred meters before the summit, I saw a fellow climber falling 15-20 meters off a cliff.  Without my binoculars, I would have probably never seen him fall. I managed to spot him and rushed to his aid. His forehead was cut and bleeding badly, but he was fortunate enough not to have suffered any major fractures. His head had probably hit a rock. There were cuts on his eyebrows, lips, hands and the legs as well.   He (Utsav) was on his way down to the base camp when he fell.  I was carrying a fully-equipped first aid kit and allegedly took out pretty much everything I had to stop the bleeding. I even cut Utsav's hair a little bit to clean the wound and cover it with a bandage. We were perched a

Struggle for Drinking Water - Photostory By Muskan Pudasainee #photowalkersnp #spnnepal

My name is Siddhi Bahadur Karki, I am 62 years old. I have a wife named Him Kumari Karki. I have 4 daughters and 2 sons named Shanta Karki, Sita Karki, Swosthani Karki, Ujeli Karki, Baburam Karki, and Rajan Karki. Among them two of them are unmarried. However, none of them are with us right now as some of them live in ktm with their family while some of them are in charikot. We have a huge scarcity of drinking water in our village. We have been facing a problem for many years now. Mainly after the huge earthquake of 2072, it dislocated every possible water source which was in access to us. Now that there is no water me and my wife we have to travel around 1 hour every day (way and back) for the water. Since the actual water source is around 2 hours far we prefer drinking the water from the pipeline which is used by another community. They bought their own pipeline, connected it to the source “sanachaur jitpur” and are drinking water directly from the source. We have to walk around two