Our tour with The G-Adventures group ended in The Nepalese lakeside town Pokhara… We were sad to say goodbye to our new friends and amazing guide Raj but looking forward to experiencing the beautiful views of the Himalayan Annapurna range. In Pokhara we visited the world peace stupa that overlooks the lakeside valley, and hired bikes to cycle to Tashi Palkhel Tibetan Refugee Settlement here we were lucky enough to participate in a Buddhist prayer ceremony. The atmosphere was unbelievable, the door entrance was closed as two big drums either side of the walkway started to be drummed. Thirty or so Tibetan monks walked in one after the other and started loudly reading prayers from the manuscripts in front of them. These were in short intervals in between bells chiming and horns loudly blowing, both of us were almost a little nervous about what was going on around us but it was amazing. We’re off on a 6 day trek around the Himalayas so bye for a short while!
The Buddhist temple at Tashi Palkhel
Mount Machapuchare ‘fish tail’ at sunrise. A sacred mountain.