Yaks play vital roles in the tourism industry of Nepal. They carry supplies for trekkers and climbers up to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. They are well adapted in high altitude able to survive in below 0-degree temperatures.
This strong animal called as Zopkey is the hybrid of Yak and cow. Yak cannot bear the heat, but zopkey is able to accept both the lower and higher altitude i. e. able to tackle with cold and heat. Yaks cannot come lower than Namche 3445 meter, higher is better for them. But, zopkeys can tackle higher and lower elevations. Many tourists think that they have seen Yak in Lukla, but it is not. That is the hybrid, the Zopkey. Yaks can be seen above Namche, only.
You will find a sect of Buddhist monks standing still with a bowl in their hand. It is a part of their religious practice. They do not beg for with open mouth, but they do accept if you drop some in the bowl.
A Buddhist monk does his daily routine in the morning. He measures the ground with his body, as a part of prayer. This is a common sighting around Bouddhanat stupa if you visit there in the morning time.
One day I had a morning walk around Bouddhanat Stupa where I found a few monks and saints practicing their rituals could be the everyday routine for them. It was an interesting moment to find people doing their routine practice around the stupa.
Hustle and bustle in the heart of the city.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is the Heritage Site in the heart of Kathmandu. It is the place to observe the ancient palace, temples. It's architectural designs and artifacts mesmerizes all visitors.
"Kasthamandapa" means a wooden temple. It is the original word for modern Kathmandu. It was built in the 7th century. It is believed that the timber used here are from a single tree. Imagine how big and tall that tree would have been!
On the way to my Three Passes Trek, I had an acclimatization day in Namche 3450 meter. I found this Yak enjoying the sunny side of the day. It was ready for a work carrying supplies up in Khumbu valley. Yak may the strongest animal that can stand in extremely cold weather condition.