Over the past two days we drove between New Delhi and Kathmandu. As we departed north from Delhi we passed through the vast industrial sector of the capitol. The road then led through farm land to the border of Nepal. We arrived at the border around sunset and crossed after dark.
We woke in the city of Bhimdatta on the west border of Nepal. We drove for 15.5 hours to Kathmandu, Nepal for a total distance of 721 kilometers (448 miles).
As the sun set we drove through the mountains to Kathmandu. The roads were not marked and we proceeded by asking the men at police check points for directions. The road was under construction and had no guard rails defending against the 100 to 1900 meter drop offs. We climbed to a maximum altitude of 1,919 meters (6,295 feet) and it took about three hours to traverse the mountain. The rough road conditions beat our brush guard lose, forcing us to reattach it with Conrad's boot laces.