Katmandu

NEPAL

These were halcion days for us.

We were relaxed and spent close to twwo months without a care or worry- except for my hepitits infection that would take place in about one month. We slept in, went to dinner and had a grand time in the Capital city Katmandu.  Katmandu is the Capital of Nepal with close to one million inhabitants. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 4,600 ft in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal surrounded by four major mountains. Katmandu, as the gateway to Nepal Tourism, is the nerve centre of the country’s economy and that is why we traveled here to trek and to visit this very cool spot. The city’s rich history is nearly 2000 years old. Its religious affiliations are dominantly Hindu and Buddhism.

Holy weekKatmandu and the people have embraced exceptional the Hindu and Buddhist ethos practiced by its highly religious people because of the route from Tibet to India that passed through Katmandu. We were there for HOLY.

This is holy and this dude took the Bhang as one can see!!  Wow a big party covered in colors and burnt ashes.

The city is filled with sculptures, pagodas, stupas and palace buildings of exceptional beauty. There are also 106 monastic courtyards known for their art and piety. The level of skill of the local artisans are the exquisite wood carving, stone carving, metal casting, weaving, pottery and other crafts. The finest woodcarvings are seen on the ornate windows of old buildings and on the roof struts of temples. Carving skills of the local artisans are seen at every street corner in the form of images of gods and goddesses and sunken water spouts.

We visited: – Dunbar Square, the Hindu temples of Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan, the Buddha stupas of Swayambu and Boudhanath; and two monuments outside Katmandu city limits, in the satellite towns of Patan and Hotspur – Durbar square at Paten, Durbar square at Bhaktapur. Our hotel was -I have forgotten, and we went out to the many dinner spots in town including “Ricks Cafe” for pancakes for breakfast.   We had a grand time relaxing and visiting all the sites and doing some excursions around the town before heading out for a 6-week trek into the restricted areas of Nepal – up the Kalicondicki River Valley to Lo Montang or Mustang.

BELOW ARe SHOTS AROUND KAthmando

Holy week Katmandu and the people have embraced exceptional the Hindu and Buddhist ethos practiced by its highly religious people because of the route from Tibet to India that passed through Katmandu. We were there for HOLY.

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