We are staying with our friend Ranjan, who lives and works in Dhulikhel - which is a small town about 30 km (or 2 hours by bus) from Kathmandu. Along with two colleagues, he is running the Kathmandu Alternative Energy and Power Group, which is researching small wind turbine design.
His home/office has a beautiful setting, with views of the Himalayas from every window. It is very peaceful, and a local woman prepares amazing meals for them (and us). It is a fantastic 'home base' for our travels in Nepal.