En route to Everest, the fascinating Lake Turquoise looked three centuries ago, by the highest mountain range on earth, the most famous female reincarnation of Tibet. It is a landscape that is impregnated overwhelming mysticism that surrounds the corners that the mountains have taken to silence.
The carriage is ready. Within hours, la Kumari, the girl goddess, leave in procession through the streets of Kathmandu, a strong tradition that even the Maoists have dared to liquidate. But the small awaits a bleak future when his divine halo fades.
Languish at the gates of the temple as rags. It looks hungry and look, sad. No caress, no hand to lengthen them some food. Starve or sacrificed to Shiva. These goats wandering like lost souls bear the sins of devotees are Hindus and considered impure.
The immaculate Bhaktapur is the darling of the Kathmandu Valley. There are no trash on the street, street or sticking your shadow, motorcycles or pedestrians dodging between horns. It happens that if you've traveled before the center of Kathmandu, can not avoid a certain feeling of unreality neat.
Kneeling, head down, man waits patiently for his head shaved, a rite de duelo Hindu. His late father is now a handful of ashes, in the waning fire, about to join the current holy Bagmati River. A few tourists aim their telephoto lenses from a nearby bridge. Can you imagine a group of Japanese poachers shooting his family during the funeral of a loved?
On a hill on the outskirts of Kathmandu stands the temple of Swayambhunath, known as the Monkey Temple by the large number of monkeys that roam the neighborhood. To reach the stupa have to climb 365 stone steps, each more vertically, closely stalked by a legion of macaques. Up, you seen the giant eyes of Buddha. By Ricardo COARASA.
When I visit Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, King Gyanendra is still reeling and the city is surrounded by Maoist rebels. The cannon that sat on the throne was a massacre that turned the world 2001. The crown prince shot dead his parents, Kings, and the cream of the royal family. After the regicide, the crown could only sit at the head of Gyanendra.