Kathmandu Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Maoist

    My first day in Kathmandu meant my first contact with the maoists – they were “requiring” a general strike, apparently because they were not satisfied with the ambassadors recently appointed to a...

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  • 2. Drugs

    Once you will be walking in Thamel, it will definitely happend to you at least two things: One, somebody (more then some) will offer you every kind of known drugs, from marjuana to cocaine...Simply...

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  • 3. Culture

    Something that nobody, including our guide, told us is that there is a curfew (9pm) on the streets of Kathmandu. We found out by being yelled at by the Police. Expect to be stopped if you're...

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  • 4. AVOID DEMONSTRATIONS

    Needless to say, avoid demonstrations in Kathmandu as you never know when they may turn nasty, or baton wielding police come to break it up. If you see what...

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  • 5. BEGGARS, TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE ?

    Whenever walking around Kathmandu you are likely to be approached by beggars, but if you give a few rupees other beggars will see this and soon you will be...

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  • 6. Stay away from this shop

    There is a very small shop in Boudhanath area which sells beads. It is not even a shop, it is opened in the corridor that leads inside a building. I happen to...

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  • 7. Bring a flashlight

    Stores close between 8-9 pm and when they do, the streets become quite dark especially if there happens to be a power outage at the same moment. Try to be back...

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  • 8. Avoid drinking from the tap!

    I think I need not stress too much on this warning because it is very evident. Unlike in other countries where tap water is not potable though it looks...

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  • 9. Pollution

    Sadly pollution in Kathmandu was really bad. The air was filled with the smell of generator fuel and we quickly developed irritating coughs. The smell of this...

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  • 10. Careful about the prices, espcially food

    Like most tourist places the food is exorbirantly priced. If you are travelling towards Pokhra and stop mid way to have food in the road side restaurants be...

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  • 11. Massage Parlors in Thamel area of Kathmandu.

    Every time I visit Kathmandu, I find there is a surprise waiting for me. This time, I found the infamous dance bars are closed but there are lots of Massage...

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  • 12. Load shedding - electricity blackouts

    Always be prepared in Kathmandu: teh electricty may be switched off for hours at a time - deliberately. this in order to supply other parts of Nepal with...

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  • 13. Warning to Women

    This requires an urgent update to your page on Kathmandu.A friend of mine recently returned from Kathmandu. She was shopping in Thamel and journeyed into a gem...

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  • 14. Hiring a Porter for Treks

    It's always better to hire a porter or guide from an agency in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and take him with you) rather than rely on hiring one from a village in the...

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  • 15. Electricity Outages

    It is very likely during your stay in KTM the electricity will be out for a good chunk of the day - if you need to charge your camera/devices or use any...

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  • 16. Nepalese Visa

    You can obtain your Nepalese visa prior to visit or upon arrival. If you do it upon arrival - if you have an extra passport size pic with you bring it along...

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  • 17. Exhaust Fumes, Dirt and Dust

    The air quality is so extremely poor in KTM. Many locals wear masks to avoid the ingesting the horrible fumes - be prepared for this. Also the dust and dirt...

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  • 18. Worst Drivers Ever

    The roads are terrible - every conceivable mode of transportation is used on these tattered (and often dirt roads) which are very narrow. You need to be...

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  • 19. Cute caterpillars-It may bite

    We were enjoying a cold drink in a garden of a restaurant in Thamel. We were about to leave when I noticed a fluffy caterpillar on my rucksack. My boyfriend got...

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  • 20. Fake Sadhus( Hermit) of Pashupatinath.

    Well this can't be a tip on Warning or Danger! I could not find a suitable head for the tip, so I put it here. Actually, they are poor people dresssed/...

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  • 21. Don't drink the water

    Be wary of unboiled water and unclean food hygiene to avoid diarrhea or stomach problems.Stay with bottled soda, hot drinks or quality packed drinking water,....

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  • 22. Crossing the road

    All the drivers at first seem to be crazy. Honking horns taking no notice of other cars or pedestrians. Gradually it appears there is some order but crossing...

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  • 23. Bargain for whatever, from shopping to the GH

    If there is one thing you have to learn as quick as possible is this: Bargain! Regaurding whatever, from stuff, to food, to drinks to also the Guesthouses. When...

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  • 24. Take care once buying a bus ticket

    It happends a very strange thing to me.I book a bus ticket for the route and I paid normally the rate.Once we were dropping on the bus, the man told us “you do...

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  • 25. Airport tax Scam

    This seems to be a common scam at the airport.this happens only when you pay your airport tax and then your flight gets cancelled (frequent with Royal Nepal...

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