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.