Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
We got up early and headed out right after breakfast to see three World Heritage Sites, some of the highlights of Kathmandu. Our tour gave us a taste of the city and a sense of what a rich cultural melting pot it is. We did a Kora (circumambulation) of Boudhnath, the largest Buddhist stupa in the Kathmandu Valley, and went into a finely decorated monastery nearby.
We saw the Hindu temple Pashupati and its cremation pyres. The temple is the most important of the Hindu temples and there were many locals there making offerings. At Pashupati, we also ran into one of our old Sadhu friends.
We ended our tour by climbing the 365 steep steps up to the Monkey Temple, where we had time to explore the Stupa complex.
This afternoon, we got down to business and sorted and organized our trekking and climbing gear — we have ALOT of stuff.
It’s the end of the day now and we’re feeling ready and excited to fly to Lukla early tomorrow to start our trek. May the weather gods cooperate!
Suberatri (Good Night),
Carole and Vern