We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to make it Khumjung on our way back down ‘the mountain’ as the weather was coming in and we were in ‘sleeping bag’ mode. Luckily, the stop offered more than a sighting of the Yeti skull and street lights!! It was already late in the afternoon and the snow had just begun to fall consistently- this lady had also obviously decided it was time to head back indoors.
The time it must take for people to inscribe their prayers onto the flat stones that make up the chortens is admirable. The weathering of the rocks, the symbolism of the chorten and the serene nature of a lady making the simple journey home make this a special moment.