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Nepal Things to Do

  • Durbar Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Trailokya Mohan Narayan Temple is easily identified as a temple of Vishnu (Narayan) by the fine Garuda kneeling before it with his hands in the namaste position.The small three-storied Temple, built in 1680 by Prithvi Bendra Malla, is the oldest temple in the group adjacent to the south-west corner of the palace. Although badly damaged in the 1934...

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  • TREKKING ADVENTURE NEPAL

    Pokhara Things to Do

    Fantastic experience trekking with the TREKKING ADVENTURE NEPAL. Firstly - thanks to Mr. SUKDEV for being so responsive and so prompt in all his e-mail and phone call conversations. The plan and itinerary was absolutely perfect and awesome. We wanted to go for a 2 day trek off Pokhara - so Mr. suk dev suggested we go for the Australian Camp...

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  • Pokhara

    Nepal Things to Do

    This is my favourite viewpoint for photographing Pokhara – But you do need a clear day. Get up Early, cross Phewa Tal by boat then allow around ¾ of an hour to walk up to the Peace Stupa – If you have Good Luck then you will see views like this

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  • Shree Pashupatinath Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    The magnificent temple of Lord Pashupatinath about 5 kms north-east of Kathmandu, is situated amidst many other temples on the right bank of the river Bagmati. Pashupathinath is the guardian spirit and the holiest of all Shiva shrines in Nepal.Lord Shiva is known by many different names; and Pashupati is one. Pashu means leaving beings, and Pati...

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  • Trekking

    Nepal Things to Do

    I did a trekking to MANASLU around , which I have enjoyed with my friends its a right destination to be hidden of the Manaslu 8156 m. Towards the north of Gorkha, this new Himalayan itinerary, that is only open since some years, driven through enormous steep valleys, over snow-covered passes and the ebullient rivers. This treks is as alternative of...

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  • Bodhnath Stupa

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Boudhanath Stupa was the best part of the trip in Kathmanu, a sense of calm and spirituality can be found at Boudhanath Stupa. it is one of the holiest sites in Kathmandu. I suggest an early morning arrival (7-8AM); at that time you will see Tibetan monks in burgundy robes, elders, children and locals alike participating in morning prayers. It is a...

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  • Kathmandu

    Nepal Things to Do

    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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  • Swayambhunath

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Swayambhunath or more commonly known as monkey Temple.The place has a lot of monkeys... This temple complex offers spectacular views of the entire Kathmandu Valley.The temple is up the hill. From the temple you can have the whole city view from the temple. The Buddhist stupa at the top is impressive that has eyes painted onto it. There are two ways...

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  • Royal Chitwan National Park

    Nepal Things to Do

    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...

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  • Mountain Flight

    5 out of 5 stars

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Several local airlines offer 45 minute flights every morning around the Himalayas in a small plane. I talked to a lot of people who took this and were disappointed the plane doesn't get closer to Mount Everest. But they do point it out and other famous mountains from the window and even let you into the cockpit for pictures. As I wasn't up for...

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  • Pashupatinath

    Nepal Things to Do

    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...

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  • Bhaktapur

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    This was my favorite of the three Durbar Squares I visited. To me, the buildings seemed to have more character and detail and it was more fun to wander. It is actually three squares. Bhaktapur was the most powerful of the Malla kingdoms from the 14th to 16th centuries. Maybe I liked it best because of a sweet, creamy dessert the town is known for...

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  • Bhaktapur

    Nepal Things to Do

    Bhaktapur takes about half hour to reach from kathmandu and is a UNESCO world heritage site, it is 10-11 C and the architecture is absolutely mindboggling! Visit this link http://www.geocities.com/papiah/nepal_blog/bhaktapur.htm

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  • Thamel Area

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Although Thamel is noisy and can be a little bit hassley, I liked it and would stay here again. There are so many restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, stalls and so much accomodation. The location is very handy for wandering into the older parts of Kathmandu, too.

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  • Patan

    Nepal Things to Do

    The city lies about 5 km from the Kathmandu. It is a city of Budhist monuments, Hindu temples and fine wood carvings. Lalitpur is the another name of this city which 'means the city of beauty'. The city is known as the paradise of fine arts. Places to see in Patan Patan Durbar Square: This durbar square located in Patan is a Patan Durbar has many...

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  • Hanuman Dhoka Palace

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Statue of Hanuman beside the Hanuman dhoka - the gate leading to the courtyard of the Royal Palace. Hanuman statue marks the dhoka (entrance) to the Hanuman Dhoka and has even given the palace its name This statue is dated 1672; guards the gate. The statue is decked in a red cloth and an umbrella; face smeared with red paste. Hanuman is always...

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  • Mountain Flights

    Nepal Things to Do

    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...

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  • Kathmandu area

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    I have recently finished volunteering at a orphanage in Kathmandu and i would like to recommend the experience to anyone wanting to volunteer in Nepal. The small orphanage called CHEF(Child Helping Education Fund) with the objectives to provide housing, food, clothing, education and medical care in a loving home. The brother and sister who run the...

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  • Bodnath Stupa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nepal Things to Do

    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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  • Freak Street

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Freak street is the street where all the backpacker tourism to Nepal started in the 1960's. This was where all the hippies came to sit and smoke funny tobacco in exotic surroundings. The street used to be packed with foreigners, but today it has become a fairly quiet street and they have even given it it's former name Jochne back (it was oficially...

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  • Mount Everest

    5 out of 5 stars

    Nepal Things to Do

    I had a planned to go on the Everest Trek,all the way via Kala Pattar to The Everest Base Camp....but the change of temperatures from the Indian Thar desrt to Kathmandu during monsoon gave me a bad cold with fever.So I had to cancel my trekking dream.I had everything planned out in detail: 12 days from Lukla to EBC and back with a very...

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  • Kathesimbu Stupa - Square

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    This Square is a main religious pilgrimate site in the old part of Thamel. The entrance to the square is guarded by two bronze lions with the Kathesimbu Stupa in the middle and surrounded by other chaityas (smaller stupas) and temples (one devoted to Goddess Harti). The square is located near the Thahiti Tole at the south of Thamel. It was my first...

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  • Swayambunath

    Nepal Things to Do

    This temple, a large stupa, is highly revered in Nepal, and one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country. It offers great views over the city, and has plenty monkeys. I took a taxi from Thamel, 250Rs (December 2008) and payed Rs 100 to enter. It is quite a climb (steps) to get to the stupa. But, you will be rewarded with not just a visit...

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  • Patan

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    The Durbar Square in Patan is said to have the best remaining examples of Newari architecture. There is a lot of Buddhist influence here and most of the buildings were erected between the 16th and 18th centuries. I especially liked the museum here, which helped me understand the history much better (I rarely hire guides because I don't trust their...

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  • Lumbini

    Nepal Things to Do

    Lumpini is the birthplace of Buddha. Maya Devi (Buddha's mother) was on a trip to visit her father in the other town. She was taking shower in the pool (pool in the picture) and suddenly felt the pain and gave birth to Buddha under a Sala tree (now demolished). The structure (temple) you see in the pic is a temple made on top of an exact stone...

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  • Budhanilkantha Temple

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Vishnu, one of the main God's of the Hindus is believed to lay on a serpent bed in the milky oceans. This temple has a magnificently huge statue of the sleeping Vishnu. There are many special trees within the temple premises such as Rudhrakha, bhramhakamalam, pipal Etc. There are shops selling Shaligrama stones, rudhrakshas and other religious...

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  • festivals

    Nepal Things to Do

    Join in the Bunga-Dya Jatra festival (Red Machhendranath). If you are in Kathmandu or Patan during 28 April, then you can join in the Bunga-Dya Jatra festival like what I did. This interesting festival is to celebrate the Buddhist deity of rain, and is honoured with a chariot procession through Patan which has a tradition of about 1,200 years !

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  • Changu Narayan Temple

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Changu is in the Bhaptapur District. The main attraction is the Changu Narayan Temple. Some structures dates back to 464 AD. It is situated about 18km from Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley. It is easy to combine a visit to Changu when visiting Bhaktapur. It is significant and important for both Hindus and Buddhists. Changu is another UNESCO...

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  • Rafting

    Nepal Things to Do

    After a week spent relaxing in beautiful Pokhara I felt the urge to do something energetic - mostly because Pokhara seemed to be constantly filled with intrepid hikers, either on their way to or from the famous Annapurna trek. While eating cinnamon buns, reading and occasionally hiring a bicycle to cycle the surrounding area was a perfectly lovely...

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  • Kasthamandap Temple

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Near to Durbar Square is the Kasthmandap Temple from which Kathmandu derives its name. The three-tiered pagoda is said to be made from the wood of a single sal tree and is the oldest building in the city. In Nepal there is no gap between religion and daily life and the steps of the temple are a local focal point, commonly used as an impromptu place...

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  • Tengboche Monastery

    Nepal Things to Do

    Recently restored due to a fire, it has a quiet vibrancy. The stories of Budha along the main prayer halls should be lingered over, that's if you can handle your feet trying into ice cubes! Like every other Buddhist temple, you have to take your shoes off to enter. Monks readily answer questions, enjoy having a short chat and these sweet men don't...

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  • The House of the Kumari

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    The House of the Kumari is one of the most interesting buildings in Kathmandu's Durbar Square. The wood carvings you see here are amazingly beautiful. It is also home to the living goddess, a young girl. I only saw her on postcards. Do go into the courtyard to see the beautiful wood carvings (there is no entrance fee).

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  • Namche Bazaar

    Nepal Things to Do

    Saturday is market day and you can get everything from fruti, veg, live animals to cheap clothes. A good place to crash for a night and it has more variety food wise than the lodges on the way - highly recommend the bakeries!

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  • Dakshin Kali Temple

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    This temple is situated about 22KMs South of Kathmandu. The Goddess here is Siva's consort Kali or Durga. In this temple regular sacrifice of animals( He goat, Buffalo, Cock, etc) is done to to the goddess. Since, Nepal follows Hinduism in the original form ( many feel it is crude) sacrifice is common. Many people offer animal sacrifice after their...

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  • Tibetan Refugee Camp

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Have not been to Tibet and so decided to visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp. Many of these refugees crossed the border into Nepal from Tibet when the Dalai Lama fled from the Red Chinese army. The Dalai Lama's official residence is now in India but there is a sizeable group of Tibetans in Nepal as Nepal is saddled between the two giants of China and...

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  • Akash Bhairab Temple

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    A beautiful temple located at Indra Chowk and for me one of the most interesting temples in the city. The walls are decorated with red and white tiles, and has a beautiful balcony overlooking the square decorated with four golden animal statues (lions maybe) and some golden painted wooden carvings. The main entrance of the temple is guarded by two...

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  • Everest Base Camp

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Its just one of those places that you have to trek up there to Brag that you were there. For someone like me it was a big physical endurace to make up there and back. I had to push my self to the limit on many days to get up there. Its a dream that I wanted to achieve and finally did in Oct 2003.

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  • 6 day itinerary with short trek

    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 access 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...

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  • Alternative 12 day itinerary with Trek,

    Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu and settle into your chosen hotel – Depending on what time your flight arrives then maybe, meet your agent and trekking staff followed by a little sightseeing at Durbar Square or Swayambhunath.Day 2 – Morning Tourist Bus to Pokhara, then transport by private jeep to Ghandruk – Overnight Day 3 – Trek to TadapaniDay 4 – Trek...

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  • Manaslu Trekking

    I did a trekking to MANASLU around , which I have enjoyed with my friends its a right destination to be hidden of the Manaslu 8156 m. Towards the north of Gorkha, this new Himalayan itinerary, that is only open since some years, driven through enormous steep valleys, over snow-covered passes and the ebullient rivers. This treks is as alternative of...

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  • 8 Day Nepal Driving Tour Itinerary

    This Itinerary is best done using a private car and driver – it’s a lot cheaper finding them once you are in Nepal as opposed to trying to book something in advance on the net so I have left day 1 free for arriving in Kathmandu and sourcing a god car and driver Day 2 - Leave Kathmandu around 6 am and drive to Lumbini – You will arrive there early /...

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  • Suggested 7 night none trekking...

    The First thing that I would Strongly “Advise” is to get back to Kathmandu at Least 24 hours before your international flight departs as delays on the roads / internal flights are very common in Nepal and you wouldn’t want to miss your flight homeArrive Kathmandu and settle into your chosen hotel – Depending on what time your flight arrives then...

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  • Buddha Air - Mountain Flight

    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...

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  • Alternative 3 day / 3 night itinerary

    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...

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  • GODS AND MORE GODS ON THE MOVE

    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...

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