Before heading into Tibet, I spent 2 weeks in Nepal. Shani flew in a few days before we took off and we had some time to explore while our visa was getting processed. Kathmandu has changed a lot in the 12 years since she was last here. If her memory is correct, there is a lot more traffic and crowding and the tourist sector has expanded quite a lot. The air pollution was definitely getting to me by the end. Still, it was great to explore this storied city! Also, don’t overstay your Nepal visa, they get a little touchy about that. Shani had to write an essay explaining herself.
Here is the gallery of images from that trip. A full report will eventually get posted as well.