Conclusion of the yatra
After a fine darshan and successful parikrama we returned to Kathmandu ிby the same Aranko highway. Speed restrictions were there on the return journey also. So it took three days to reach Kathmandu. On the first day we stayed at Old Dangpo and on the second day at Nylam.
Source of Brahmaputra
The route we followed goes along the Brahmaputra one of teh four major rivers arising from the Kailash ranges. This is the southern route. This was a unscheduled stop for time makeup.
A quaint bridge across river Brahmaputra
Stay at Old Dongpa
At saga on the shores of Brahmaputra
Shi Sa pang Ma peaks
During the onward journey we didn't stop at the important scenic spots like La lung La pass the highest place in this route , Shi Sa Pang Ma peaks the 8000m peak in Tibet and Peiku Tso lake a massive salt water lake . On the return journey we stopped at those places and captured those moments in camera some of those shots for you.
Peiku Tso lake
Clouds like Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal lake
Happy return journey
La Lung La pass
Fertile lands nearing Nylam
A small Tibetan village surrounded by wheat fields
Concrete road laying in progress in Nylam
Some of us booked in helicopter for thee journey from Kodari the border town of Nepal to Kathmandu. It costs Rs 15000/- per person.We managed the booking via on line through a friend in Chennai.
Kodari as seen from Tibet side
Ladies act as porters in theis border town of Kodari
First helicopter passengers
Second helicopter passengers
As Nepal is a mountainous country and is prone to land slides due to rain. They are dependent on helicopters and small planes for transportation. But due to inclement weather also some times accidents happen. They don't strictly adhere to safety also. So many accidents happen here. We were lucky that we reached Kathmandu without any problem.
The panoramic view from helicopter of the rice fields
Those who opted to trek the land slide also didn't face much problem as jeeps were available as there was improvement in debris clearance. They also reached Kathmandu by the evening.
View of Kathmandu from above.
Thank you very much
The first thing we did on reaching Kathmandu and checking into the hotel is to have a nice bath. Later we visited Pasupathinath temple for thanks giving. .
My sincere gratitude to those readers who followed the posts of the Holy Kailash manasarovar yatra so far. let the grace Shivsakthi be bestowed on all of you. We also performed the Muktinath Yatra next. The details of that yatra will follow soon.