|Chillin with Mr Buffalo in Kathmandu|
Along the way we have met so many amazing people. With them we have tried Tumba (a hot Nepalese beer where you add hot water to fermented millet to make a drink that smells like sweaty feet), momos (steamed or fried wontons filled with either buffalo, chicken, vegetables or cheese) and dal bhat (a dish filled with lentils, potato, spinach and about 5 cups of rice that will continue to be refilled until you fight to say you are really too full to eat more).
|Walking through Shivapuri National Park, north of Kathmandu, with all our new friends from Alobar 1000 hostel.|
|The Monkey Temple in Kathmandu|
Kathmandu we visited many amazing temples (stupas as they are called here) all covered in colourful prayer flags that carry thousands of prayers in the wind. A particular memory is of the Pashupatinath temple where cremations are held out in the open along the river. The temple is open for all locals and tourists to visit so we watched the rituals of one cremation and listened to the wailing of the women from the family - a deeply moving experience we will never forget.
North-west of Kathmandu in Pokhara, which is where we have spent the last couple days, we climbed up to the Peace Pagoda. This is 1 of 100 Buddhist stupas around the world built to promote peace. In Nepal it overlooks a big lake within a beautiful mountain range.
|At the top of the Peace Pagoda. Looking down onto Pokhara, the lake and surrounding mountain range.|