A couple days in the hills and we find new appreciation for quiet days where watching the sun rise or set is the big event.
As if to announce the quadruplet of 7000+ meter Ganesh peaks soon to emerge from 3 days of mist we were awoken by an earthquake at 2 a.m. this morning. The vibration lasted a few seconds, noticeable but much too weak to break anything in our vicinity. The epicenter of this 4.9 magnitude quake was some 40 miles north, just on the other side of the Nepali-Chinese border.
Large bamboo swings that were erected for festival week are everywhere.