Temples in Kathmandu

Sitting with Sadu at the Temple

Sitting with Sadus at Pashupatinath Temple

I visited two temples in Kathmandu today.

The Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu with origins dating to 400 B.C.  The temple courtyard is off limits to non-Hindus, but there is a terrific view from just across the Bagmati River.

Shree Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple

The Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.  The temple spire was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake and is now being rebuilt.

Boudhanath_Kathmandu

The Boudhanath Stupa (undergoing reconstruction)

I hope to fly to Lukla tomorrow and begin the trek to Everest Base Camp.

  7 comments for “Temples in Kathmandu

  1. Mike Kolk
    April 4, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Go get em Skippy. Can’t wait to see and hear more. Be safe brother.
    Mike Kolk

  2. April 3, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    We are sharing about your journey with students at Lumberg Elementary and Jefferson Jr/Sr High as well as the Edgewater community. Safe travels!

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 4, 2016 at 6:26 am

      Joel. I am humbled that you would be sharing the journey! Greetings to all who are following from Edgewater! Jim

  3. Lyn
    April 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Which one is you?????

  4. Traci Lumberg
    April 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Reminds me of your days following the Grateful Dead!

  5. Patricia Washburn
    April 3, 2016 at 7:47 am

    You look fantastic…amongst the holy ones…

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 3, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Thank you, Patty. The Temple and Sandus were amazing. The flights to Lukla were getting out this morning and we are looking good for tomorrow. Hope you will be checking in.

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