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Tengboche and Heli Flight videos

Monday, 26 Dec 2022 | Views [77]

Here are the links to two videos from my October 2022 trek to Tengboche and then a helicopter flightfrom Tengboche to Kala Patar and back to Everest View Lodge.  The heli video is intended for friends to at least virtually go on the ride with me ... Read more >

Tags: helicopter ride, trek


Beginning of the Trek to Tengboche Day 1

Friday, 28 Oct 2022 | Views [90]

Beginning of the Trek to Tengboche Monastery  Tengboche is perhaps the most important monastery in the Solo Khumbu region. The lama at the monastery has traditionally been the person to bless those who attempt to climb the sacred mountain Sagarmatha, ... Read more >

Tags: trekking


Trek to Tengboche Day 2

Friday, 28 Oct 2022 | Views [65]

Day 2 Monjo to Namche Bazar and Everest Museum   We left Monjo at 7am before the German group that also stayed at the guesthouse.  They were a friendly group of ca. 15 hikers, who looked to be around 50 years old. They appeared to be ... Read more >

Tags: trekking


Helicopter flight from Tengboche to Kala Pathar to Everest View Hotel

Friday, 28 Oct 2022 | Views [58]

Helicopter Flight from Tengboche to Kala Pathar and Everest View Hotel   As Tengboche was the last place on the EBC trail that had hot water, and I’m partial to a shower after a hike, I decided to treat myself to a helicopter flight ... Read more >

Tags: helicopter over the himalayas, trekking


Trek to Tengboche Days 3-4

Thursday, 27 Oct 2022 | Views [101]

Trek to Tengboche Monastery   Have been trying for days to upload the first two days of this blog, but the system doesn't accept it. I haven't a clue why.  Please just see the photos.   Trek to Tengboche Days 3-... Read more >

Tags: trekking


Lumbini

Thursday, 27 Oct 2022 | Views [59]

  Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Buddha  As the Buddha was having his last conversation with his long-time companion and cousin, Ananda, he mentioned that there were four places that pilgrims should go and if they did, they would be more ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, sacred site


Manakamana

Thursday, 27 Oct 2022 | Views [116]

Manakamana When I was in Nepal for the first time in 2000, my colleague, Jeet Joshee, and I were leading a group of students from the University of Connecticut on a three-week study abroad program. Jeet’s brother in Kathmandu had put the ... Read more >

Tags: hindu temple


Photos: Lumbini & Ramagrama

Monday, 24 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery

religious sites
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Photos: Manakamana

Monday, 24 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery

Hindu Temple
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Photos: Tengboche Trek 2

Monday, 24 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery

From Namche Bazar to Tengboche
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Photos: Tengboche Trek

Monday, 17 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery

mountains
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Back in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Valley Pilgrimage Sites

Saturday, 15 Oct 2022 | Views [102]

Back in Kathmandu  It has been nine years since my last trip to Nepal, and in the meantime the 2015 earthquake did a tremendous amount of damage and cost almost 9,000 lives. It has been fascinating to see the changes time and the renovations ... Read more >

Tags: ancient cities, mountains, on the road, temples


Photos: Thamel and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Saturday, 15 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Kathmandu Valley 3

Friday, 14 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery

Dakshinkali, Pharping, Guru Rinpoche, Champa Devi
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Photos: Kathmandu Valley 2

Friday, 14 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery

Vajravaharini, Patan, Nepali National Museum, Swayambhunath
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Photos: Bhaktapur and Environs

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery

old towns, temples, on the road
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Photos: Kathmandu Valley 1

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery

Budhanilkantha, Sankhu, Boudanath, Pashupati
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Photos: Nuwakot and Yeshe Tsogyal

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Chhabdi Barahi

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Kathmandu Impressions

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | Views [1430]

Kathmandu Impressions  I had forgotten how drawn I am to this city despite its chaotic feel.  The ride from the airport crossed the same dirt alleyways they had on previous trips and there were still mounds of trash in the streams and ... Read more >


Namo Buddha

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | Views [1561]

Namo Buddha  Namo Buddha is the site where according to the Jataka Tales , Gautama Saykamuni in an earlier life offered his body to a hungry tigress so that she could feed her young.  This is one of the previous life events that prepared ... Read more >


Photos: Pharping

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Namo Buddha

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Boudanath

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Pashupatinath

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Pashupatinath

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Views [2060]

Pashupatinath  Pashupatinath is the most famous Hindu site in Nepal.  It is also the central cremation ground lying directly on the sacred Bagmati River that winds its way through the capital city.  The main temple is only open to ... Read more >


Boudanath

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Views [1010]

  Boudanath  Boudanath is the largest stupa in Nepal, 43 m. tall,   and is a major Buddhist pilgrimage site.   The kora around the stupa is perhaps also the most famous in Nepal and while it isn’t long, (it is just ... Read more >


Pharping

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Views [6199]

Pharping  Pharping is a small village SW of Kathmandu and one that if one didn’t know what was there would be easy to overlook as there are just a couple of dirt roads with vending stalls for local trade. Outside of the town on the hillside, ... Read more >


Photos: Kathamandu Select Buddhist Sites

Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Patan Select Buddhist Sites

Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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