Kathmandu & Borderlands
Location: Kathmandu, NepalMy final weeks in Nepal, sightseeing in Kathmandu and my birthday at Borderlands resort near the Tibetan border - Thanks to Hannah & Hayden for some of their pictures!
The Kumari house in Durbar Square Kathmandu. The Kumari is a living goddess - until she starts puberty and they get rid of her and choose another one. Seems a bit harsh... she's not allowed to leave this house the whole time.
A typical Nepali temple... pagoda style but made of red bricks.
Bodhnath Stupa in Kathmandu - very very big!
Visiting a Thangka painting studio - puts my efforts to shame!
A relief in Durbar Square in Kathmandu... not sure what its all about but its quite impressive!
Swyambunath Stupa or the Monkey Temple on a hill just outside Kathmandu
Hannah, Hayden, Bharat (our trekking guide), his sister & Me after dinner at Bharat's house in the 'burbs of Kathmandu
Crossing a Bamboo bridge to go canyoning in Northern Nepal. These bridge are washed away in the monsoon so are re-made each year. They last about 5 months. This one was 4 months old I was told!
Trekking up through the terraces to start canyoning
Canyoning! the waterfall is about 50m high - you can't see the bottom from here!
Cool picture of some crickets in the tropical garden at Borderlands
Trekking above Borderlands (the red roof and buildings on the other side of the river) on my birthday.