These images were taken in Giri (the volleyball match and the girl with rice) and in the surrounding villages, some of which were two hours away from surfaced roads along rough tracks . GWT supports educational projects, and I photographed several schools that had been either built or improved by the charity. The man holding the metal cup is a village schoolteacher, who walks two hours to get to his school every day. School starts at 10.00 a.m to allow staff and children to walk from the surrounding areas. The man in the polo neck is GWT's local representative, who keeps tabs on the welfare of the pensioners throughout the year.
As we drove out of Giri on our return journey to Kathmandu, we went into and then above the clouds, which then stretched below us, blanketing the hills. Back in Kathmandu, I was shown the Swayambhunath Stupa, a beautiful Buddhist temple with breathtaking views of Kathmandu valley. The final image show the Himalayas, shot from my seat on the flight back to London, where I sorted through around 5,000 images taking on my two week shoot.