The way to changu narayan temple is paved with small colored souvenir stores. One shop lines up itself to the other. Brightly is it on the "mandir walkway". Whether Tibetan singing bowls, pashmina scarf, victim gifts, prayer flags, masks or puppets, everything what the tourist heart allows to beat faster, is to be got here.
Home to Mt. Everest and a wide range of ethnic groups speaking almost 100 languages and dialects, Nepal is a study in diversity. Climate ranges from sub-tropic to arctic, offering an unparalleled variety of ecosystems – humid plains, tropical jungles, forested hills, frozen valleys, and of course the Himalayas. Hinduism is the major religion although Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born in the south of the country and Buddhism has a strong tradition in Nepal as well.