From the tranquil vantage point of a hot air balloon at there thousand metres we can see an extraordinary scene of ancient temples, monasteries and paddy fields.
The greatest of all gods, Shiva rested from his labours making the world. With his left hand he thrust his trident into the ground thus creating the three perfect lakes of Gokyo nestled beneath the sacred mountain of Chomolonga (Mother Goddessof all Earth - Mt. Everest).
The Shiva looked westward and with his sword in his right hand cleft the mountain of Chhobar. At the moment of impact Chhobar became a gorge and the giant lake within the valley was drained of all water. The fertile Valley of Kathmandu was born.
But now look north to the snowcapped mountains of Ganesh, Langtang, and Gauri Shankar and of course Mount Everest and you realize that the awesome wilderness of Himalayas could only be the dwelling place of gods.