Nepal Things to Do

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Nepal Things to Do

  • Durbar Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    It is one of the famous temples in Kathmandu Durbar Square The long low building on the northern side of Durbar Square contains the beautiful shrines of Shiva and Parvati. This somewhat unusual building is believed to date from the time of Bahadur Shah. It is probably a reconstruction, the stepped platform on which it stands being considerably...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pashupatinath

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Pashupatinath may be considered the holiest place but beware since it is full of thugs and robbers. Being crowded thugs find it easier to pick pockets and steal valuables such as money and mobiles. I am surprised that how the local police have not bothered to catch the thugs whihc roam around freely. Maybe they are helped by the local police. It is...

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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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  • Bodhnath Stupa

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Bodhnat (or Boudhanath) stupa, is one of the two large unesco stupas near the city, Bodhnat is the easiest accessible one (because cars can let you off right in front of it), and it is very interesting. This stupa is sacred to many, but to Tibetans people in particular. Circle it clockwise, play to prayer bells and enjoy its pure shape and colour....

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  • Trekking

    Nepal Things to Do

    You should have no problem finding a group to join, since the majority of people to Nepal want to go to EBC or Annapurna. Always ask the Agency as they have many people on their books who want to trek, The question is how many people do you want to trek with. I got luck with my tour as the people I joined where a hushband and wife who wanted just...

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  • Thamel

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • Swayambhunath

    Kathmandu Things to Do

    Swayambhunath is known best as the monkey temple and it is located a little on the outskirts of kathmandu... from there, perched on the top of a hill, you can get magnificent views of the city - that is to say, smog permitting. Swayambhunath is not exactly a temple but rather a religious complex with an imposing stupas, smaller temples, monuments...

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  • Mountain Flights

    Nepal Things to Do

    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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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

    Hanuman Dhoka in the name of the Palace of the Kings of Nepal. Hanuman means the monkey God and associate of Lord Rama and Dhoka in Nepali means Door. You will find the statue of Hanuman in the front door of the palace, that's why it is called Hanuman Dhoka Palace.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wildlife in abundance.

    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...

    more
  • Up close and beautiful.

    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...

    more
  • Katmandu for insiders

    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!

    more
  • Food Fever!!

    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.

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  • Pashupatinath

    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...

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  • Meet the Changemakers

    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...

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  • Buddha's eyes watch over all!

    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

    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...

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  • Voluteering in Nepal

    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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