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  • Buddha Air - Mountain Flight

    by vbhargava71 Written Dec 15, 2014

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    The supposedly best local airlines cheated us with lies. Our primary motive to go for this flight was for photography. Me and my friend reached airport early to get the best seats for good photography and when we spoke to guys on the counter, they assured us that all seats are same.
    We were given the worst seats in the plane with propeller covering most of the view.
    I will not recommend this airlines to anyone and anyone who goes on these flights should ensure that they don't get these seats.
    But these liers cannot be trusted so please beware !!!!!

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    Alternative 3 day / 3 night itinerary

    by into-thin-air Written Oct 31, 2014

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    Lots depend on what time your flight lands on day one and departs on your last day – But assuming your stay is for 3 nights and you have an afternoon landing and have to be back at the airport around midday on your last day then my idea would be something more like this –
    Arrive in Kathmandu and transport to your hotel - Settle in and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and possibly Patan Durbar Square and/or Swayambhunath. – Overnight Kathmandu
    Day 1, Mountain Flight and transport to Nagarkot, possibly visit Kopan Monastery on the way – Overnight Nagarkot – With Luck, a spectacular Sunrise – Overnight
    Day 2 – Sunrise then trek down towards Bhaktapur, get picked up and taken to visit Pashupatinath and Boudnath and transport to Bhaktapur – Overnight
    Day 3 – Morning sightseeing in Bhaktapur and transport to airport.
    The above itinerary is doable but you will need a private car to smooth things out and transport your luggage – If the flight timings are significantly different to my guess, then you might have to juggle things around a bit
    Good Luck and Happy Safe Travels

    Rob

    Boudnath Pashupatinath Bhaktapur Kathmandu Kathmandu Durbar Square
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    GODS AND MORE GODS ON THE MOVE

    by davidjo Written Jul 27, 2014

    In Nepal is the only Hindu State in the world comprising of around 80% of the population and during your time there you will almost surely see some type of God being carried along the streets followed by throngs of devotees, so get your camera ready. There are countless gods in the Hindu religion and certain times of the year, during festivals people can be seen carrying the gods around the streets from place to place. Each God is worshiped, the most famous being-
    Shiva the Destroyer
    Vishna the preserver
    Ganesh for luck
    Saraswati for knowledge
    Lakshmi for wealth
    Hanuman for protection

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    Wildlife in abundance.

    by planxty Updated Dec 11, 2013

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    Any trip to Nepal should really, in my opinion, include a visit to the Royal Chitwan National Park area.

    When I visited, some years ago, there was a wide variety of stays available to suit most budgets. We stayed in very comfortable two-man tents erected on permanent flooring and with a toilet / shower block between two tents. Meals were taken in a communal area which included a bar, and there were various activities laid on by the friendly staff.

    We went on a number of treks, both on foot and on elephant back, and were lucky enough to see a family of rhino amongst other animals.

    I even got to bathe an elephant in the river, long an ambition of mine! Great fun.

    Sunset at Chitwan, Nepal.
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    Up close and beautiful.

    by planxty Updated Dec 11, 2013

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    If your budget will stretch to it, taking a mountain flight over the Himalayas is a great experience.

    We had a trip of just over an hours duration which took us to view the major ranges, and afforded some great views of Everest. We were even allowed on the flight deck for a short period, although I suppose that practice has probably stopped given current aircraft security regulations.

    The trip departed from and returned to Kathmandu airport.

    Given that I am unlikely ever to climb Everest, I suppose this is about the closest I'm likely to get!

    Everest from the air, Nepal.
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  • Katmandu for insiders

    by Shona-Tim Written Nov 21, 2013

    We found the following electronic guidebook provided some really special insights for our trip to this ancient city: Tiny Little Insider's Guide to Kathmandu.
    It gave us a whole new perspective and away from the crowds. Hope you enjoy, too!

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    Food Fever!!

    by mamtap Updated Nov 5, 2013

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    Whenever I travel, I am very much eager to taste the local cuisines. I have tried different types of food in different places and also cooked some of the cuisines at my home. I am uploading some pictures of the foods I have tried in Nepal so far and will continue to upload more in future.

    Khaja Set!!! MOMO...my FAV from Nepal!!!! Sandwich...Nepali Version! Sukuti (Jerky in spices)!!!In Nepal.. Nepali home made Local snacks!!
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    Pashupatinath

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Oct 22, 2013

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    Coming from a long travel around India, Kathmandu looks an idyllic place. Nepalese do not ask you so many questions about your family or your university qualification, or if you are married, as the Indians use to do.
    I would spend no less than a week in Kathmandu. I found an excellent hostel at a fair price in Thamel area.
    One of the excursions that I made on a hired bicycle based on Kathmandu was to the Valley. Every day I used to explore a new place, such as Patan (the old capital), Bhadgaon, Bodhnath, plus Kirtipur and the Monastery of Kopan, where I expected to find the Spanish boy (born in Granada, Spain) Osel Hita, supposed to be the reincarnation of the Lama Yeshe. But he had recently moved to Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh, India) and could not see him.
    The excursion that impressed me more was the one that I made to the holy Pashupatinath, the Nepali Benares. I saw how they burned the dead. It was a tragic vision.

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  • Meet the Changemakers

    by catrinfroehlich Written Oct 13, 2013

    Visit, learn from and be inspired by Social Entrepreneurs, Artists, Activists or other Changemakers. The tours feature visits to innovators and passionate boat-rockers who create decent jobs, educate, provide health services, preserve nature, restore cultural heritage and more. They do all that based on business models, not charity. Visiting them is a motivational experience particularly for those (and only those should really go on such a tour) who want to create change themselves. Networking events are included and will connect you to other awesome people of your choice. Last but not least, the organizers love to share their experiences and contacts if you like to invest, partner, volunteer, learn..

    Hidden Journeys Nepal Overview Evening Networking Session Women Power tour 'Inspecting' production education, agribusiness, renewables, handicrafts
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    Buddha's eyes watch over all!

    by vpas Written Aug 30, 2013

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    This is an important Buddhist temple and is a landmark of Nepal. After visiting the temple, you could just sit on the raised platform there and spend sometime relaxing there. The fluttering of the prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist prayers are all very relaxing.

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    Lord of all creatures -- Pashupathinath

    by vpas Written Aug 30, 2013

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    Lord shiva is also called Pashupathinath . This is an important temple for the Hindus. The temple is beautiful. It is located on the banks of the river Bhagmathi. Non Hindus are n to allowed inside the temple. However they can go to view the river and the cremation rituals that are followed on the banks of the river. Every evening at 6.30 there is an aarathi that takes place on the banks of the river. It is a spectacular sight to behold. There is music, chanting and an elaborate offering of incense, lights and camphor to Lord Shiva. You can view it standing on the bridge.
    Non Nepalis and non Indians are required to pay a sum of 1000 Nepali rupees to enter this space.

    cameras n non Hindus arent allowed beyond this p
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    Voluteering in Nepal

    by vpas Written Aug 30, 2013

    There is much help needed in Nepal. There are many NGOs that do good work in the areas of Education, health and environment. They provide volunteers cheap and clean accommodation, food in exchange for the help rendered. This is a noble way of spending your holidays and seeing a new place and getting to know the culture .

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    Religious travel

    by vpas Written Aug 30, 2013

    Nepal has many Hindu and Buddhist religious temples, monasteries and monuments. It is a good place to study religious influence and rituals.
    The art and architecture and customs and practices are influenced in a big way by religions and it fascinating to understand and study these.

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    Trekking in Nepal

    by vpas Written Aug 30, 2013

    Trekking is cheaper in Nepal. There are many trekking routes, experienced guides to take you. Trekking equipment is also available in plenty and compared to the western countries it is cheaper to buy it here.

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    6 day itinerary with short trek

    by into-thin-air Written May 10, 2013

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    Day 1 – Arrive Kathmandu, settle into hotel, Pop into your agents. Meet your guide / porter/guide and get him to take you on a visit Durbar Square so as to asses his suitability.
    Day 2 –Tourist bus to Pokhara, then taxi to Kande and trek to Australian Camp and overnight there.
    Day 3 – Continue your trek through Dhampus and down to Phedi and catch a taxi / bus back into Pokhara, afternoons sightseeing including Devi Falls and boating on Fewa Tal
    Day 4 – Private car to Kathmandu, visiting Bandipur en-route, then take the cable car to Manakamana, lunch there, then back down on the cable car and continue your journey to Kathmandu
    Day 5 – Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley and overnight at Bhaktapur
    Day 6 – Early morning Mountain flight and flight home (If your international flight departs early and you want to take The Mountain Flight you will have to squeeze this into day 5)

    Australian Camp Boating on Fewa Tal Early Morning Bandipur The road to Bandipur Pashupatinath
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