A mountain in Nepal towers above a monastery in the valley bottom - which itself is higher in elevation than most mountains in Canada. Clearwater residents Ken Matheson and Margot Venema travelled extensively in Nepal last fall, much of it on foot. The country is very welcoming and well set up for tourists, they say.                                Photo by Ken Matheson

A mountain in Nepal towers above a monastery in the valley bottom - which itself is higher in elevation than most mountains in Canada. Clearwater residents Ken Matheson and Margot Venema travelled extensively in Nepal last fall, much of it on foot. The country is very welcoming and well set up for tourists, they say. Photo by Ken Matheson

PHOTOS: Trekking in Nepal

Clearwater residents Ken Matheson and Margot Venema talk about a trip to Nepal

By Keith McNeill

Clearwater residents Ken Matheson and Margot Venema talk about a trip to Nepal

 

Clearwater-based photographer and filmmaker Ken Matheson points to a photograph of a mountain and a monastery during a slideshow he gave recently in Upper Clearwater Hall.                                Photo by Keith McNeill

Clearwater-based photographer and filmmaker Ken Matheson points to a photograph of a mountain and a monastery during a slideshow he gave recently in Upper Clearwater Hall. Photo by Keith McNeill

Ken Matheson and Margot Venema relax for a moment at Lukla in Nepal, a town on the route to Mount Everest.                                Photo by Ken Matheson

Ken Matheson and Margot Venema relax for a moment at Lukla in Nepal, a town on the route to Mount Everest. Photo by Ken Matheson

A range of mountains make a stunning backdrop to a colourful village in Nepal.

A range of mountains make a stunning backdrop to a colourful village in Nepal.