Arrival, preparation and praying

UPDATE - Hari Budha Magar????

Hari Budha Magar begins his epic challenge of becoming the first double above-the-knee amputee to climb Everest.

Having flown into Kathmandu last week, Hari and his team have been busy preparing kit and finalising all of the necessary paperwork for the climb.


However, it has not all been work, as he took some time out this weekend to visit Swayambhunath, one of the most sacred stupas in Nepal, a place for self-realisation.

Perched atop Semgu hill on the western outskirts of the Kathmandu Swayambhunath is considered by Buddhists to be among the most important pilgrimage places in the world.


The forest covering the hill is filled with families of monkeys, a home which has earned it the nickname “The Monkey Temple.”

Hari and his team took time to visit this sacred place to wish health and fortune for the expedition ahead.


For more on Hari’s adventure, visit or to support Hari’s Everest Appeal expedition, visit

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