When we last left Emma and Elizabeth, they were climbing approximately a hundred gajillion stairs up a mountainside to visit Pokhara’s World Peace Pagoda.
Our young heroes do not travel light.
I cannot imagine hauling that much weight up a mountain on purpose. Ah, the energy of youth.
They stopped for lunch at a precarious-looking establishment with great views of Lakeside.
And then, back to the trial by stairs. You have to earn the Pagoda.
So. Many. Stairs.
A little Shiva temple along the way:
Surely we are almost to Heaven by now? Follow the light!
Adorable Elizabeth is adorable.
Almost there! The first glimpse of Shanti Stupa!
Zoom-lens shot of Lakeside.
Shanti Stupa, the World Peace Pagoda.
M o a r . S t a i r s .
Sacred area: No shoes. Silence. Some well-earned selfies with the Buddha.
Much more to come!