09/02/2017 - Sixth Day in Kathmandu

by Tia Deharpport November. 30, 2017 574 views
Now that our project is done and submitted, it's time for some fun! This morning we woke up extra early (about 5 AM) to get on a plane and see Mt. Everest! It was an incredibly beautiful experience and I feel very fortunate to have been able to do it.

Now that our project is done and submitted, it's time for some fun! This morning we woke up extra early (about 5 AM) to get on a plane and see Mt. Everest! It was an incredibly beautiful experience and I feel very fortunate to have been able to do it.

Here is our view of Everest from the plane. Pretty incredible.

Here is our view of Everest from the plane. Pretty incredible.

When we got back to Kathmandu, we went to a Buddhist monkey temple! There were monkeys like this guy walking around everywhere.

When we got back to Kathmandu, we went to a Buddhist monkey temple! There were monkeys like this guy walking around everywhere.

These are prayer flags blowing in the wind. Each color represents something different - peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. It is thought that as the wind blows, these things are spread into that space.

These are prayer flags blowing in the wind. Each color represents something different - peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. It is thought that as the wind blows, these things are spread into that space.

This is the actual Buddhist temple, which was atop a very long set of stairs. There were also many shops surrounding it.

This is the actual Buddhist temple, which was atop a very long set of stairs. There were also many shops surrounding it.

Just some normal sights on the streets of Kathmandu. We passed this as we were on our way to a Hindu temple.

Just some normal sights on the streets of Kathmandu. We passed this as we were on our way to a Hindu temple.

Near the Hindu temple, we went to watch a Hindu cremation. This is the set-up of the cremation before it began. There were many rituals that took place prior to the burning of the body. There was a young woman wailing near the body who was being consoled by loved ones. It was an emotional experience

Near the Hindu temple, we went to watch a Hindu cremation. This is the set-up of the cremation before it began. There were many rituals that took place prior to the burning of the body. There was a young woman wailing near the body who was being consoled by loved ones. It was an emotional experience

After watching the cremation, we went to Swayambhunath Stupa, a Buddhist Stupa which was much larger than the Monkey Temple. It is pictured here. After this we went back to the hotel and prepared for our week-long trek around the Himalayan Foothills!

After watching the cremation, we went to Swayambhunath Stupa, a Buddhist Stupa which was much larger than the Monkey Temple. It is pictured here. After this we went back to the hotel and prepared for our week-long trek around the Himalayan Foothills!

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