Travels in Nepal # 50 Rural scenes near Lukla
As we approached Lukla we saw more and more small farms. Every available flat – and not so flat – piece of land was utilised for growing vegetables. Not that we saw much growing when we were there, being the middle of winter and the dry season.
Some terracing is evident in order to maximise the areas where food can be grown. Stones are used for fencing to keep out animals. There is no shortage of stones for use in making fences and buildings.
Occasionally, the flatter stones are used like cobblestones on the trekking path we took. The above photo shows one such section.