Lubhoo View-1

Photo: Callum Graham

Mountainous valleys form the lip of the bowl that surrounds Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, a country that seems to be scattered in and amongst the Himalaya mountains of north-east Asia.

Take the two-hour bus ride through mountainous trails to the north of Kathmandu and you will be rewarded with Lubhoo. It’s a quiet mountain town where you’ll find a mixture of teachers and farmers who live a Buddhist existence in houses often made of clay pulled from the hillside.

There’s a tea and dal bhat house, where on a clear day the clouds hang low over Kathmandu and the Himalayas are spread before you, with Mount Everest lurking darkly in the distance.