From Varanassi we flew to Kathmandu, Nepal. One of the highlights of Kathmandu is the Bodhnath Stupa. It is the largest stupa in Nepal. It is ringed with a pedestrian walkway where many vendors display jewelry, beads, spices, clothing and other traditional Nepalese and Tibetan wares. There are restaurants, hotels, and craft workshops.
Kathmandu is a bead-lover's paradise. All that turquoise in the photo above are large plastic bags brimming with turquoise beads.