Next we went to Boudhanath , A very large stupa is surrounded by colorful building, many prayers wheels, monks dressed in maroon and numerous shops. We walked a lot and received a nice education on the variety of quality and materials used in pashminas. Many shops carry them but they aren’t all equal and they aren’t all made in Nepal. Having been properly informed course I bought one!
Dr. Bijukchhe was a wonderful guide and had other sites for us to visit but we needed to return to the hotel where we took taxi to Dawa Sherpa’s house for lunch with him and his family. Following lunch and a nice visit, Dawa took us to a rug factory where we watched how they were made and saw then wide variety of finished rugs made from hemp & wool and or silk. Many of the designs were contemporary. The colors were all very beautiful with a wide array of styles.