While in photo album, proceed to click Slideshow; Press F11. Photos by KC and Weng.
Day 11 Free day for shopping and sight-seeing, farewell dinner O/N hotel.
Day 12 After breakfast proceed to last-minute shopping at Thamel then departure to Kathmandu airport.
.Yours truly (KC)
Stunning Stupa - Swayambhunath is the most famous of the Buddhist stupas in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. In a country where Hindus and Buddhists have traditionally commingled, pictures of the ‘face of Swayambhu’ adorn brochures as often as Boudhanath, Pashupatinath or Everest... texts extracted from internet.
. Lili just bought a gold Buddha statue there
Unique and beautiful singing bowl
Weng is walking at the upper level of the temple
Boudhanath Stupa - Bouddhanath Stupa lies about 6 km east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. Just like the Swayambhunath, the stupa here is too has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhist throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals.
.Pashupatinath Cultural Heritage is a Hindu temple located on the shore of the Bagmati river on the eastern part of Kathmandu. It is regarded as the most sacred temple of Shiva (Pashupati) in Nepal. "Shivaratri" or night of lord Shiva is the most important festival celebrated in this temple. Along the shores of the Bagmati river near the temple lies "Arya Ghat", the most widely used place of cremation for the deceased in Nepal, especially in and around the Kathmandu valley.
Cremation pyre on the banks of the Bagmati. It is believe that to die and be cremated on the Bagmati River is to be released from the cycles of rebirth. On the other side of the temple, three wedding ceremonies were taking place at that moment when we visited the temple.
In the evening... Presentation of Nepalese hats by Cheban to the men team members... Tai, Dr. Hamdan and LimKH
Presentation of shawls to the ladies team members ... recipient is Cynthia
Presentation of certificate of achievement by Cheban to each member... recipient is Lok
Lili - the certificate is complete with photo
One final group photo before we complete this successful and fun trekking trip to Annapurna Base Camp
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