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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
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Kasthamandap Temple

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 for meeting and socialising. Each morning the building is surrounded by traders enthusiastically hawking fruit and vegetables as well as souvenirs and crafts. Dedicated to the god Gorakhnath, the lower floor contains a large statue of the Hindu prophet where locals pray to the deity.

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Dec 26, 2007

Kasthamandap Temple.

Kasthamandap Temple : The most important temple in Kathmandu, Kasthamandap temple is dedicated to the patron saint of the ruling Shahs. Perhaps the oldest structure in the area, the Kasthamandap temple was built by King Laxmi Narsingha Malla in the beginning of the 16th century A.D. A beautiful wooden pergola erected from the wood of a single tree covers the shrine of this temple, from which the city of Kathmandu is said to have derived its name.

We visited this place, just after we landed in Kathmandu as we wanted to start our visit of Nepal from here. This temple is said to have been built with wood from a single tree. See the photographs of beautiful carvings on the wood. The place is in urbar Square, just opposite Hanuman Dhoka Palace.

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The Garden of Dreams

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The Toothache Shrine

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Rani Pokhari

The Rani Pokhari pool and temple were built by King Pratap Malla to console his wife over the death of their son. There is a fence around the pool to keep people out as there were several suicides...
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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...
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Shree Pashupatinath Temple

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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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