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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
From $25.00
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
Private Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu
"You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Kathmandu between 7am to 8:30am and will be transferred by a bus and drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu takes approximately one hour. Once you arrive to Sankhu you will have lunch at Salinadi then trek from Sankhu to Nagarkot which will take about three hours.Nagarkot is truly a tourist paradise: the spectacular snow-fed mountains seen from Nagarkot must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world they seem to be floating in the air.  The panorama offers a majestic undisturbed view of the Himalayan ranges stretching from Mount Annapurna in the far west to Mount Karolung in the far east. More than twenty Himalayan peaks can be seen in you can take some pictures of mountains and other beautiful spots in the village of Nagarkot.The Himalayan atmosphere and ecology will surprise anyone and will be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.Then you will hike back from Nagarkot to Changunarayan for about 3 hours. This popular trail leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changunarayan with views of the Sankhu village. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which run you will visit Changunarayan temple which is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. After excursion in and around Changunarayan you board the vehicle back to Kathmandu."""
From $85.00

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Monasteries around Kathmandu

On the way to Swayambhunath, a.k.a. the Moneky Temple, you will pass by some amazing monasteries.The architecrute and the structure of those places is simple beautifull, and here you can observe and...
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Feb 23, 2005

Patan museum

it's next with Patan Dubar Square. a very nice museum, buddha statue, carved wood pieces, etc. it displays the traditional sacred art of Nepalin an illustrious architectural setting. Its home is an...
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Nov 18, 2004


Kathmandu took its name from this building. The whole building is made of the legend says from a single sal tree! Ganesh images are found at each corner of the building, as well as shrines...
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Sep 08, 2004

Durbar Square

Did you know that durbar in nepali means palace? Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur have their durbar squares in front of their old palaces.Walking around Durbar Square in Kathmandu, you will find many...
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Sep 08, 2004

Bouddhanath, A World Heritage Site

This is the biggest stupa in Nepal in terms of height and expansion. It was known built by a woman named Ththagata Kasyap (Holi Sung) with the help of her four sons in a year unknown.The stupa stands...
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Aug 27, 2004

Good view of Kathmandu

Have a good view of Kathmandu from the rooftop. Since Kathmandu does not have many tall buildings, you can go up to the rooftop level of your hotel to have a good view of the city and surrounding...
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May 01, 2004

Shopping @ Kathmandu

There are plenty of local handicrafts and other interesting stuff to buy along the streets of Kathmandu, and they are at a very cheap price too. Of course you need to bargain to get the price even...
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Sep 13, 2003

City Tour in Nepal

Kathmandu -It is the capital city of Nepal. It is a vey artistic and historic city throughout the whole World. There are old building, temples and old palaces with beautiful wood and stone carving. A...
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Jul 11, 2003

Indrachowk to Asan Kathmandu Bazar

It is interesting walking around Indrachowk to Asan.Local bazar & many shops by the street.If you want to buy anything,you shuld be a first customer of the day,it means you shold go shop at...
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Jun 08, 2003

Kumari Ghar

The temple or the residence of Living goddess, Kumari, is situated in the vicinity of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screens. The Kumari- the...
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Jan 21, 2003

Temples in Patan

When you have been in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and you want to see more temples you can go to Patan.Interesting in Patan are, of course, the many temples. Round the Durbar Square you can find a lot of...
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Oct 13, 2002

Nepalese & Tibetan Handicrafts

Admire and perhaps buy the exotic Nepalese and Tibetan handicrafts. Very beautiful and exotic handicraft items for you to admire and perhaps buy. Remember to bargain to get a good price.
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Nov 02, 2005
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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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Walk Around Thamel Area

Thamel is the Touristy area of Kathmandu, and the place where most tourists land once they are here. The area has nice hotels of all price range and restaurants serving delicious food. The thamel...
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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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We booked transport through our guest house to go to Nagarkot and back plus spend two hours for NPR 2500. The drive through Kathmandu and the back of Bhaktapur was not particularly scenic. Once we...
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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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