Our first full day in Kathmandu .
We awoke to the sounds of the horns and pigeons, a hot shower and a delicious breakfast at the Tibet Guest House, Billi Biering (assistant to Miss Elizabeth Hawley a Himalayan Mountaineering Chronicler) arrived to gather information on the climbers and their planned ascents on Cho Oyu and Everest. At 10 am we began a walking tour with Keshab Poudel. We visited many of the shops in Thamel, the original kings’ palace and several temples. Nearby several cows mingled with hundreds of pigeons. Silks, knives, pashminas, buddhas different statues, books, jewelry and trinkets fill the stores with every hue and texture while motorbikes, cars, carriages, bikes and pedestrians fill the street.