Seth woke up feeling completely better. It was a quick recovery and he's back to his own self. Good! Disaster averted!
We woke up bright and early, once again, to find spectacular views of the snowy peaks of Caryolung, Khatang, Numbur. It proved for breathtaking views while walking up the hill to the Selo Monastery. The Selo Monastery was very busy during our visit. Apparently they are expecting a visitor within the next month who is a high lama from India and they wanted to make the monastery look beautiful for him. They were repainting frescoes, remodeling guest housing, and refinishing wood, which was everywhere. We got the chance to speak with the head lama of the monastery Tulku Pema Tarchen. And then, one of his monks took us around for a tour. This monastery focuses on teaching rather than practicing, so there are many children there. It was nice to see their classrooms and their library.
After lunch we trekked for about two and a half hours to Thuptenchholing Monastery, which is home to 600 Buddhist nuns. We were invited into the head nun's office for tea, and ended up being served two bowls of noodle soup. You don't really have a choice in the matter. There was a father and son there, also, and the father was trying to refuse more tea at one point, but gave in. When the son was approached he grabbed his cup and told her no politely, but he still ended up having more tea. That was pretty funny.
We spend a little time in the hospital where we were able to see a bit of Tibetan herbal medicine. There was an entire wall filled with pictures of plants that are medicinal. That was really neat.