Driving down the valley where we are stunned how different the wet lush landscape is from the barren Tibetan plains. Every mountain side seems to have terraces and towns built up the slopes.
A family heading down the road to a small town built on the edge of a riverside cliff. The roads here seem to have continual drop offs to the swirling waters below.
When entering Katmandu, Nepal we were greeted by several "relay teams" of people baring corpses on liters running them down to one of the main temples to be prepared and cremated at sacred temples
The average street in Katmandu, Nepal. Usually just room for a few people and lots of motorbikes. An amazing place of shops full of clothes, spices, toys and all manners of colorful things.
At Swayambhu Mandir, the "monkey temple". Lots of these guys wandering around making noise stealing food and taking offerings among the intensely painted Buddhist statues.
The large dome within the compound that is the "storehouse of symbols" surrounded by stupas and is guarded by two giant bronze lions.
I cant tell you what all of these temples, statues and amazingly impressive building represent but all the same its a stunning experience to walk amongst all this religious wonderment.
A lot more comings-and-goings in Nepalese temples than Tibetan one. Seems people shopped, had breakfast, met friends for meals, just everyday events
Monkeys had full range of the compound and managed to find their way into every nook-and-cranny of the compound
Funny little guy that learned to put his hand out and beg for scraps of meals. Seemed Buddhas lap was his home base.