On my second day in Kathmandu, I decided to leave Kathmandu! I wanted to go somewhere that had great views of the mountains and hiking. Also, I wanted to see a place that didn’t get a lot of tourists. I wound up at the Balthali Mountain Resort in Panaoti. As luck would have it, I was also the only guest that day. I spent the afternoon hiking and looking at the most amazing views! I got to see the farming villages that surround the mountain and learn all about their history and culture from the owner of the hotel, Sushil (who was also my hiking partner).