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Walking Tour of Kathmandu to Ason Markets
"Depart on your walking tour to the Ason market a stones throw away from the tourist hub of Thamel in Kathmandu.In 2.5 hours you will get a chance to taste spices and herbs and also shop like a local. You will visit the clothes bazaar the vegetable market the spice shops the herb shops the utensils market
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Kathmandu Mountain Bike Day-Trip
"Here is the itinerary of this day of mountain-biking: Kathmandu - Nagarkot: Two-hour bike-ride (about 24km)After Kathmandu hotel pick-up you will be taken to Nagarkot from where you will experience a downhill bike ride descending more than 2800 feet starting from 7100 feet (2164 meters) with glorious mountain vistas from Nagarkot. Then you will have breakfast at one of the finest restaurants. Nagarkot to Telkot: 30-minute downhill bike ride (about 15km)Afterwards you will start riding towards the paved and less-busy Telkot hill and then ride uphill towards Changu Narayan on a dirt-road. Telkot to Changu Narayan: 20-minute bike-ride (about 7km).You will reach Changu Narayan. There you can admire the stone-carvings of lord Vishnu (dating back to the sixth century and attributed to the Newari artists). Changu Narayan is the oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley which was built in 4th century A.D. The main attraction of this temple i
From $120.00
 
Full Day White Water Rafting Trip on the Trishuli River
"You will be picked up at the meeting spot and transferred to the tourist bus station at 7am. From there you will be driven 3 hours to Charaudi the put-in point where a crowd of friendly local people eagerly wait to watch the proceedings.Once at Charaudi the crew will prepare the rafts after which you will head towards the river for a safety talk and some lessons on how to use paddles. After that you will start your rafting trip during which a number of Class I to Class III rapids are encountered (ratings are all given on the international rating scale).Two hours down the river at 12pm
From $50.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Kathmandu

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Festivals

What a great time I had in Kathmandu with the Holi Festival. It is a public holiday and people are just enjoying themselves with water and coloured powders! You will be a mess if you join them on the...
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No worry, chicken curry

Our trekking guide shared this little piece of advice with us that I found very useful - "No worry, chicken curry". It is very possible that things won't work as planned - food will take too long,...
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ilyathemuromets
Apr 28, 2014

best views over the Himalayas

For the best views over the Himalayas, as you fly into Kathmandu, choose a seat on the left of the plane, whereas when you leave the country book one on the right, especially if your flight is in the...
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call_me_rhia
Mar 13, 2014

ROYAL KUMARI OF KATHMANDU

Nepalese Hindus and Buddhists revere and worship the Kumari, who lives in Kumari Ghar, her palace in the centre of Kathmandu. Kumari means virgin and the girl is chosen from the Newari Shakya...
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davidjo
Jul 10, 2012

Saddhus.

When walking through Kathmandu and specially in religious places like Durbar, Patan or Pasupatinath is very common to find the Saddhus or holy men. A Saddhu or Sadhaka are ascetic people (some of then...
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euzkadi
Oct 20, 2009

Tuc Tucs.

I know that tuc tucs are a cheap and very good way of transport, specially in crowded cities like Kathmandu, but the drivers are really annoying; sometimes you´re walking along a row of them and every...
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euzkadi
Oct 20, 2009
 
 
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Cows.

As everybody knows Hinduist have worshiped cows since the earliest times of their civilization. Cows are sacred for some specifically reasons: Because they give milk (Kamadhenu a sacred cow gave it´s...
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euzkadi
Oct 18, 2009

Cremation

Locals in Nepal Cremate the bodies of their dead. Along the river you will see this being done and the air will be filled with the smoke from the fires. Its quite an experience since most western...
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Flipboy
Jun 04, 2008

Spinning the Wheel

All the Stupa's have the prayer wheel that are meant to be spun as you are walking the circle.If anyone has seen the movie The Golden Child, you know of this custom... "I.. I.. I.. I want da knife!" ...
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Flipboy
Jun 04, 2008

Having someone coming over for Dal Bhat

It’s a great honor when someone ask you to come over for Dal Bhat (lunch or dinner) at his/her house. You can expect to have a huge metal plate full of rice, Dhat (bean soup), stir-fried veggie...
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WaRPer
Apr 24, 2008

Wishing Buddha at Swyambhunath Temple.

There is a wishing Buddha at the entrance of Swyambhunath Temple. This is the side from where you buy tickets, not the long stairs. The locals along with many others throw coins which has to land at...
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goutammitra
Oct 15, 2007

Cremation of Bodies at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu.

In Hindu custom cremation of body is through burning only. It is considered holi and fortunate to be burned before the feet of Lord Shiva. In India or in Nepal burning of bodies are done on the banks...
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goutammitra
Oct 01, 2007

Offering Puja( Prayer) to God.

Nepal predominantly a Hindu country. Here you will find people are god fearing and most of the people are very honest. They offer regular prayer to the God they worship. It is customery to offer...
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goutammitra
Sep 26, 2007

Cremation by the river

There were piles of wood over the body of a deceased waiting to be cremated by the fire pyre and the ashes scattered into the river water.It was a bit shocking to see a leg sticking out of the pile of...
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SLLiew
Nov 07, 2006

Top Hotels in Kathmandu

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Battisputali, Kathmandu, Nepal
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JP Street, Thamel, Kathmandu 977, Nepal
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Taragaon, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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PO Box 12547, Chhetrapati, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Durbar Marg, PO Box 1016, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Top Things to Do in Kathmandu

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Shree Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most revered, sacred and famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the biggest one if Nepal. Lord Shiva is one of the Holy Triumverate Gods of the Hindus,...
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Durbar Square

The devastating earthquake of April 2015 has had a great toll on this UN heritage Area of Kathmandu and have decimated parts of this historically important and culturally priceless area into a rubble....
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Mountain Flight

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...
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Thamel Area

Thamel is where the vast majority of travellers stay in Kathmandu these days. It has replaced the famous freak street as the main hangout for backpackers and these days it's full of cafes,...
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Bodhnath Stupa

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...
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Swayambhunath

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...
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Top 5 Kathmandu Writers

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"Kathmandu The Ancient City - Dream Destination."
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sachara

"Kathmandu"
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josephescu

"Kathmandu (Kantipur) - a royal capital.....still"
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SLLiew

"Mountain Air & Himalayan Culture"
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"Kathmandu, revisited"
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