This is our 4th or 5th trip into Kathmandu and what surprised us was the relative lack of activity in this otherwise hustling and bustling town. We were told that this is probably due to the acute shortage of fuel due to an impasse at the Indo Nepalese border. The number of trekkers also seemed lesser than out previous sojourns. We sincerely hope the situation improves quickly and Kathmandu becomes busy again.
We checked into the Holy Himlalay Hotel which has undergone a very smart upgrade since our last visit.