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Manaslu & Tsum Valley, Day 3: Labubeshi – Tatopani

  Peak colors, valley sounds –  all are the voices and figures  of Shakyamuni Buddha Dogen         On the way up the Budhi Gandaki Valley, we pass villages where children are greeting us with big smiles and a friendly Namaste.  Sometimes we stop for chiyaa, the typical Nepalese milk tea.  At the end of our day, we enjoy the hot springs of Tatopani.                                                Village on our way   … Continue reading

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Manaslu & Tsum Valley, Day 2: Arkhet Bazar – Lapubeshi

      When you forget the good and the non-good,  the wordly life and the religious life  and all other Dharmas,  and permit no thoughts relating to them to arise  and you abandon body and mind –  then there is complete freedom. Pai-chang Huai hai     In following the Budhi Gandaki River, the gorge becomes constantly narrower. It seems that water is everywhere.  The warm rain makes everything fresh and lush. From high above, waterfalls thunder into the river down below.  Groups of donkeys carry heavy bags up the path.       View up the Budhi Gandaki River     Path in narrow gorge:  on the left a porter carrying heavy metal for a new bridge       Porters carrying parts of a new bridge Sharing the path with donkeys   … Continue reading

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Manaslu & Tsum Valley, Day 1: Gorkha – Arkhet Bazar

  Better than the one who would live one hundred years not seeing birth and death is the one living one day seeing birth and death.   Buddha     After a several hour long bus ride on a muddy dirt … Continue reading

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