The Beauty of the Mountains

During our stay with the Chairman (principal) of the school, we were provided with different day trips.  Surya is very proud of his country, as he should be, and enjoyed showing off it’s natural beauty.

We did a day trip to the top of Gaurishanker Mountain.  The road, if you call it that, was very rough, with huge potholes and severe drop offs.  But, it was worth the journey.  We hiked the rest of the way to the top and were rewarded with a beautiful view of the Northern Himalayans.  We were above the clouds!  Simply breathtaking.  We enjoyed a picnic lunch and a bonfire, comprised mostly of sticks and dried yak dung.  We overlooked a Buddhist monastery and at the top of the mountain there was a Buddhist burial ground.  Words cannot describe the serenity and beauty.

The edge of the road.
The edge of the road.
A family picture.
A family picture.
Our stick and Yak poop bonfire.
Our stick and Yak poop bonfire.
A panoramic view of the range to the North West.
A panoramic view of the range to the North West.
Luke and Grace looking out on the clouds.
Luke and Grace looking out on the clouds.
My handsome hubby, in his element.
My handsome hubby, in his element.
Luke, beside one of the Buddhist burials.
Luke, beside one of the Buddhist burials.
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