Kathmandu City Tour
After having survived several days of riding back seat on motorcycles running errands in preparation for our expedition, I welcome the relative safety of the tourist mini-bus we take on city tours. Our Mera Peak group is now all together and ready to immerse ourselves in the adventure.
Today we managed to navigate the tangled web of humanity of this more than 4 million people city and visit several important Buddhist and Hindu sites, evade the monkey patrols, and enjoy some fine dining.
Hindu holy men and women or posers? Answer: posers, but 75 cents gets you some great photos
Colorful vermmilion powders used in used in dashain, the biggest Hindu festival of the year.
Mountain Madness Everest guide Lapkha Sherpa dropping me off at the hotel after a hair-raising night ride
Hindu temples in Durbar Square
Rush hour is non-existent here; its jammed packed at all hours
Boudha Buddhist temple
The team; l‑r- Mark S, Mark G., Jeff, Doug, and Michael
Monkeys at the “monkey temple” standing ready
Fine dining at the Garden of Dreams
Garden of Dreams
Everything is branded with Everest this or Everest that here, we’ve found this to be our favorite so far…