• Nepal,  Travel Adventure Asia,  Trekking

    Syabrubesi, Ganesh Himal and Bhairabkunda

    Just an other picture taken during our climb to Gosainkunda Viewpoint and one of Bhairabkunda, the lake right next to Gosainkunda. On this photo taken at Gosainkunda Viewpoint you can look all the way down in the valley to Syabrubesi (altitude = 2,380m) and to the top of Ganesh Himal (7422 m). Syabrubesi can be recognized as the white spots down in the valley. Above Syabrubesi one can recognize the winding road (Pasang Lhamu Highway) to Chilime and Rasuwa. Bhairabkunda, the lake right next to Gosainkunda.

  • Kathmandu,  Nepal

    Bouddhanath Stupa

    Spending a pleasant sunny afternoon at Bouddhanath Stupa in Kathmandu Valley The famous and impressive Bouddhanath Stupa “shining” bright in the sunlight. View of Ganesh Himal from Bouddhanath Women carrying their young children around the stupa Old men resting at the stupa

  • Kathmandu,  Nepal,  Travel Adventure Asia

    Women celebrating Teej festival

    Nepali women celebrating Teej festival around the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu Valley. Teej is the fasting festival of women in Nepal. Married women across the nation observe Teej fast to honor Lord Shiva and for long and healthy life of their husband. Unmarried girls also observe fast on during this festival for good luck finding a good husband. Teej celebrations lasts for three days. Performing traditional dances and singing songs form an important part of the Teej festival celebrations. The color red is considered to be auspicious for women observing Teej fast and so most of the women dress up in red and/or bridal clothes.

  • Nepal

    Manakamana & Bandipur, Nepal

    17 – 19 nov – Manakamana & Bandipur The weekend of 17 to 19 November we went to Manakamana and Bandipur. These two towns are close to each other, roughly half way along the Prithvi “Highway” between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Manakamana can be reached from the hamlet of Cheres by cable car, currently the only one in Nepal and fortunately Swiss-made. The Manakanama mandir (= temple) is located in Manakanama. People come here in very large numbers on Tuesdays, Saturdays and holidays to make offerings to the Goddess Bhagwati (incarnation of Parvati, the companion of Shiva) who makes wishes come true and newlyweds pray here for having a son. Since…