We had an early morning flight from Paro to Kathmandu. This time we were on a turbo prop, so it took almost an hour and a half. I had a window seat on the left side -- looking south into India.
|The mountains as we left Paro. The smog from the Gangetic plain is barely visible in the upper left.|
|Here the smog from India is clearly visible along the horizon. The smog is particularly notorious this year -- a mixture of fog, agricultural burning, industrial pollution, and vehicle emissions that has made a toxic atmosphere.|
|As we approached Kathmandu, the mountain tops turned a bright green.|
|Kathmandu -- the layer of smog over the city is quite visible.|
|A meat shop in a lane near the Bodhnath Stupa.|