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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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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."""
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First thing I learned from my other travel is that don't believe in taxi meter. I used taxi to get to a local town called Balaju. The driver was nice. I made sure we had a fixed price before we...
PSharma
Aug 21, 2013

Taxis

Taxis in Kathmandu are the same as in a lot of other places in that none I saw had meters; you just pay what you look like you can afford. At least get a price before you get in--that goes everywhere....
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Skibbe
Jul 30, 2012

Taxis in Kathmandu.

When taking a taxi in Kathmandu, you should negotiate the rate in advance with the driver as they do not run by meter.The price for a taxi ride inside Kathamndu city should never sost more than 200...
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cachaseiro
May 27, 2012

Keep a mental map of Kathmandu in mind

It is not difficult to find a taxi in Kathmandu. Most taxis are small Indian made Suzuki Maruti cars. All taxis have meters, but there are some taxi drivers who refuse to follow the meter reading...
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askhokhar
Mar 22, 2009

Taxi

Taxis are easy to find. You will have to negotiate! The first fare offered by the driver is usually extremely overpriced. The fare to and from the airport should be 300 to 400 Rs one way. We had...
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PierreZA
Feb 20, 2009

Taxis of Kathmandu.

Seeing around is the most important part of our travel and if you cant see in detil even after paying lots of money, it is only our badluck. In Kathmandu, most of the tourist either travel alone on...
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goutammitra
Sep 23, 2007

Taxis

Taxis in general are a little bit scary for someone who is not used to how Nepali's drive. The cars are small and generally run down and the drivers go like bats out of hell! Just hold on and you will...
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nattybabe
Jun 19, 2007

Taxi to Airport

Getting to the Kathmandu airport is relatively easy and quick although if you're not careful you could end up paying a lot of money (1000rs!!). If you're good at bargaining then try getting a taxi...
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nattybabe
Jun 19, 2007

Kathmandu - Bhaktapur

I was sick that day (diarrhoea from earlier meals in Chitwan) and spent almost all morning in the hotel in Kathmandu. Feeling a little better in the afternoon, I insisted on seeing Bhaktapur, although...
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josephescu
Feb 02, 2007

Thamel - Patan and back

From nearby the British embassy in Kathmandu north east of Thamel, the taxi to Patan was 120 rupees, 30 minutes. For the way back to Kathmandu, I did not find any cabs as it was night and long after...
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josephescu
Feb 02, 2007

from the airport

After a long flight nobody is in mood to argue and negotiate with airport taxi touts, so I was glad to read about the “pre-paid taxi” option.But be careful, as once you exit the area designed for...
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josephescu
Jan 21, 2007

Rickshaws around Kathmandu

Not only are they original and an activity in its own for the first time traveler to Asia, but rickshaws are the cheapest and fastest option around Kathmandu, irrespective of time of day.However, keep...
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josephescu
Jan 21, 2007
 
 
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"Kathmandu The Ancient City - Dream Destination."
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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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Nagarkot

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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