Lunch in Bahundanda after a steep climb of 400m. Interesting Shiva temple with a stone cobra encircling the black lingham, its hood opened, upper body raised as in protection. Highlights today: again the river, waterfalls, butterflies…at one point it seemed I was walking into a blue puddle of fluttering, shimmering butterflies; at another point yellow flickered about my feet. While resting on a granite ledge overlooking the canyon and terraced farms, a troupe of monkeys frolicked nearby, swinging in the low trees and plucking soy beans. They were golden color, small, muscular monkeys.