Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
So arrived in Kathmandu on the 10th February, absolutely amazing views form the plane… huge white Himalayan mountains stretching on forever. Spent a day negotiating all of the cycles, rickshaws, honking bikes/cars etc and picked up a few last essentials for the trip – Puffer jacket, map(!), compass, ‘Oakley’ sunnies, and a few other spares. Loads of bargaining and may have pulled off a few good deals – although probably not!
Kathmandu is a pretty crazy place, really dusty, dirty and lots of fumes, incense everywhere. Hardly any tourists as it was only the beginning of the build up to busy season. Very interesting place. Loads of little temples and small shops that appear in tiny little doorways, cows wandering around, pretty much the stereotypically imagined picture of India turned down a good few notches ( so I hear from fellow travelers who find Nepal relaxing.