Tomorrow we head out to the mountains but this morning there is time to enjoy a short cultural tour of Kathmandu where we visited Pashupatinath Temple and The Great Boudha Stupa. It is said that “Stepping into Kathmandu is like stepping into another world that everybody should experience at least once in their lifetime” and we are most fortunate to share that experience. Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is now a hub for travellers either to explore the city or stepping off into the mountains or forests of Nepal.
We were lucky today to join the Dashain festival which is the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar and celebrated by Nepalese Hindu people throughout the world. The sights, sounds and smells are vibrant and full of life.
This afternoon was spent repacking, again, this time in to smaller bags for the flight and trek with assembly tomorrow scheduled for 4:30 for the 6am flight to Lukla.