Nepal is both Hindu and Buddhist. Nepal claims the birthplace of Buddha.
Day 12 - May 9
In the afternoon Rohit accompanies us to the ancient city of Bhaktapur. See photos below.
|Lin's Himalayan Trek 2013||
Hindus are cremated on the banks on the holy Bagmati River. Bodies must be dipped three times in the river before cremation. The 1st son lights the funeral pyre and takes a river-water bath immediately after cremation. Unfortunately, the polluted river is currently not suitable for taking sacred baths. Shortly after our departure, on May 18, 2013 a cleaning and awareness program was initiated.