Maghe Sakranti festival heralds warmer days.People feast on yam, sweet potatoes, sesame seed sweet ballsand molasses. As the festival is just a few days away, the markets are filled with Maghe Sakranti goodies. The images below are of Ason Bazar, one of the ancient and busiest market squares in Kathmandu.
A few steps away from the busy Ason bazaar is the Rani Pokhari or Queen’s Pond. Pictured below, at dusk the pond seems like an oasis of serenity as motorists speed through the highway. At the distance lie the snowy Ganesh Himal behind the green Shivpuri Hills.
I am not the type of person that would usually take a trip from Beijing to Kathmandu by land. I had no idea what international travel was like or how difficult it can be gaining entry into Tibet. In fact I still don’t because Explore Himalaya made it easy for me.