A day in Kathmandu

Hello everyone. We had a great day in Kathmandu today. We spent our morning on a tour of Kathmandu with a wonderful guide. Our first stop on our tour was Swayambhunath – a sacred Buddhist temple known as the Monkey Temple. Our second stop was the sacred Hindu site Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most important Hindu temple, stands on the banks of the Bagmati River. Our third stop was Asia’s largest stupa – Bodhnath.
Throughout our tour, we learned about Hinduism, Buddhism, and the religious tolerance that exists in Nepal. We also learned about the history of the country, the political structure, as well as the make up of the Nepali population. It was a great opportunity to explore a few of the historic sites of Kathmandu.
This afternoon, we had some free time, where folks wandered through the streets of Thamel (the main tourist shopping district), sat and drank coffee, started packing, and enjoyed some down time. Dinner was a delicious affair at the New Orleans Restaurant.
We’re all looking forward to flying to Lukla tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted on our progress.

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