Check out this update from our Lord of the Rings fans, the North India travel group, who are currently loving Nepal.
“The Lords of Nepal, Fellowship of the Nine
Our journey continued on October 15 (Dante’s birthday) as we were whisked away to the enchanting , lush hills of the outer Kathmandu Valley.
Colorful prayer flags danced above our heads while we learned about Buddhist traditions. On our way to the top of the prayer flag hill, our Buddhist guide
Michael enlightened us on the rituals, stories, and wisdom of the sacred philosophy. We visited temples and holy caves as the chanting of monks, chimes of bells, and fragrance of incense washed over our entire beings.
As we reached the top, we were greeted with the breathtaking spectacle that is the Kathmandu Valley. Our personal prayer flags joined the sea of never-ending vibrant cloth hanging in the blue sky amongst the trees. After a Buddhist Lama finished his blessing on our flags, we jubilantly floated down the hill and ended the day with Cheshire grins on our faces.
On October 17, a mere two days later, we embarked on a treacherously rewarding day hike in the Himalayan foothills. Although, at some points, the struggle was all too real, our unwavering positive energy and love for the emerald green nature around us lifted our spirits as high as the peaks looming above us. Our guides, Ganesh and Veda, led us above the clouds with an aura emanating both patience and warmth. The hike took our breath away both literally and figuratively as we appreciated the landscape around us at a “comfortable” 2000+ meters of elevation.
The rest of our days have been filled with yoga, service, and lots of laughter. We are currently working on adding a colorful mural to the ashram. More updates to come!
The Fellowship of the Nine”