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Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu
"Your guide will pick you early in the morning (10am) from your hotel (city Center). You will arrive after one hour drive to Nagarkot and enjoy the Himalayan view of Langtang Shishapangma Dorje Lakpa Gauri Shakhar and Mount Everest in a clear weather. Hike to Changunarayan (approx 4hr) on the way enjoy the localities Nepalese culture Kathmandu view and Himalayan view in the back drop. Your car will be waiting in Changunarayan.You will experience some of Nepalese culture
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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
"The day begins when it is still dark (about 4am – 5am depends on season) as a private vehicle leaves the hotel in Kathmandu and makes its way toward Nagarkot Hill about 42Km drive to watch one of the finest sunrises over the mighty Himalayas. On a clear you can see the ranges of Gosainkunda Ganesh Himal Mt. Manaslu and the Annapurna Mountains. The sun's rays first begin to light up the sky turning the snowcapped peaks from grey to pink before the rising sun turns the snow a most brilliant white. The scene is absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy then a hearty breakfast about 7am at one of the many fine restaurants at Nagarkot (breakfast n there are great views of the Himalayas along this trail. The trek is about 3 to 4 hours to the smallest and least visited of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changu Narayan. Here discover a wonderful little Newari village where they still do wood because of its location receives the least amount of visitors of the World Heritage Sites
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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
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Freak street.

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 called Freak street for a few years).
You still see a little bit of hippie life there in forms of a couple of tatoo and piercing artists and a few hippie cafes, but most of that enviroment has today moved up to the Thamel area.
I think it´s still worth taking a walk down the street if you are a little interested in history like i am, cause this was really an iconic street in the old hippie days.

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cachaseiro
May 26, 2012

Freak Street

Freak Street runs off Basantapur Square. It was once the the hang-out of long haired hippies from the west when they visited Kathmandu. in the 1960s. It is much quieter nowadays with some interesting shops and views up towards the palace. If you exit Durbar Square here, you need proof that you have paid your entrance fee to get back in.

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IreneMcKay
Feb 10, 2011

Freak Street baby!

Running south from Durbar and Basantapur squares, it is properly called Jhochhen Tole, but is better known as Freak Street, a name acquired in the 60s and 70s when it was the hang-out of the hippies who had come overland to India, and found Kathmandu to be a Shangri-la of cheap rooms and cheaper dope! It became the big tourist centre of Kathmandu, and although these days it has been overtaken by Thamel, it's still a great place to hang out. If you're after a quieter pace of life, real budget places and don't mind things being basic, and above all like being right in the heart of all the sights most people just get a quick tour around, this is the place for you!

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Apr 19, 2010
 
 
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Shree Pashupatinath Temple

Visited two weeks before the famous Pashupatinath Temple at Kathmandu. Still we can say devastated structures outside the main temple entrance but I believe no nature fury can cause the damage to the...
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Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is a great place to visit within Kathmandu. It is full of unique arts and architecture. Home of world's only living goddess "Kumari" is in this square. Similarly, the...
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Indra Chowk

Indra Chowk is a wonderful area where several streets meet. It houses the red coloured Akash Bhairav Temple with its golden griffen statues. This temple is home to a god who allegedly fell out of the...
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Akash Bhairab Temple

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...
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The Garden of Dreams

Located between Thamel and the former royal palace, this garden was designed by Keshar Shumshere Rana in the 1920s. It is laid out like a European style garden and contains a restaurant, cafe, ponds,...
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The Toothache Shrine

A small ugly lump of wood with metal hammered into it. If you get toothache during your stay in Kathmandu drive a nail into this wood to make it go away. Several more modern dentists are located...
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