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Himalayan Komang Hostel and Karang Hostel Families

This gallery is from a photo shoot in September 2019. Images are of children from the Komang and Karang hostels. Once children complete primary education in the Upper Dolpo, they must move to Kathmandu if they want to continue with secondary education. It’s a dramatic change for them so living in a hostel with other children from their village provides comfort and security, while maintaining continuity with their Tibetan culture. Hostel managers and staff are from their home village as well.

It was a such a fun day making these images and the children were awesome to work with. Such beautiful, authentic smiles!