katmandusunrise

5:30 am sunrise over the Katmandu valley, as seen from the top of the Swayambhunath temple, aka the Monkey Temple, which is revered both by Buddhists as well as Hindus.The crowd at that time was massive: everyone from the devoutly religious to businessmen stretching before a long day in the cubicle to the local police, running up the steps of the temple every morning as a work-out.Apparently there are 365 steps leading up to the temple itself.