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... first is the Monkey Temple, a mixed Hindu and Buddhist temple that is covered in monkeys, and quite few squabbling dogs. It's an interesting place. Then we go to Pashputinath Temple and Ghats, where they are cremating bodies, it's interesting today because the army are there in force. We assume that somebody important is being cremated as they have a band, lots of uniforms, standing around the body, they wash the body, dress it, take around the Ghat 3 times and then set ...
November 11, 2014
Pigeon coos and dog barks woke us from a long solid sleep. Following breakfast we were met with our guide Ram and driver Suria for a tour of a couple of city highlights, Pashupatinath temple and the Great Buddha Stupa.
Pashupatinath is a Hindu temple on the bank of the holiest river in Nepal. It is also a cremation site. Cremation is required within 24 hours of death and there are ...
... of those miniature prop planes with one seat on either side of the centre aisle. I still vividly remember flying from Lukla to Kathmandu which included taking off from a downhill gravel runway, barely clearing the mountain range in front of us and being tossed all around with people screaming and crying all the way back to the capital. As a result of this, I was already a little on edge. This time we get out there and start to take off with the sound of a tin can under stress ...
... owners along the way who have taken on board the cause we are trying to promote – you are all amazing but the Supporting Sherpa Children journey is only just starting.
There are thousands of schools out there that need our help and they are never lucky enough to see a trekker and obtain donations that way. Therefore we need to continue to travel to this beautiful country and make more friends who can then let us know about the villages ...
... also places are clean.
When it comes to drinks and if you like beer (or any alcohol), you are in heaven. Virtually every small or big shops sell alcohol and I was surprised not to see this trend in pharmacy :-)
Our ride experience:
- Ride from Delhi to Pokhara: Started from Delhi and the road condition was good till Moradabad and started deteriorating after that. I would say that we ...