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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

More Warnings and Dangers in Kathmandu

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AVOID DEMONSTRATIONS

Needless to say, avoid demonstrations in Kathmandu as you never know when they may turn nasty, or baton wielding police come to break it up. If you see what appears to be a demonstration forming head...
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BEGGARS, TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE ?

Whenever walking around Kathmandu you are likely to be approached by beggars, but if you give a few rupees other beggars will see this and soon you will be surrounded by a hoard of them. It is very...
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Stay away from this shop

There is a very small shop in Boudhanath area which sells beads. It is not even a shop, it is opened in the corridor that leads inside a building. I happen to purchase prayer beads from this shop on...
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Bring a flashlight

Stores close between 8-9 pm and when they do, the streets become quite dark especially if there happens to be a power outage at the same moment. Try to be back at your hotel beforehand or if that's...
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Avoid drinking from the tap!

I think I need not stress too much on this warning because it is very evident. Unlike in other countries where tap water is not potable though it looks deceptively clear and odorless, the tap water in...
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Careful about the prices, espcially food

Like most tourist places the food is exorbirantly priced. If you are travelling towards Pokhra and stop mid way to have food in the road side restaurants be careful and clarify the rates before you...
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Massage Parlors in Thamel area of Kathmandu.

Every time I visit Kathmandu, I find there is a surprise waiting for me. This time, I found the infamous dance bars are closed but there are lots of Massage parlors have emerged in Thamel area. Our Vt...
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Load shedding - electricity blackouts

Always be prepared in Kathmandu: teh electricty may be switched off for hours at a time - deliberately. this in order to supply other parts of Nepal with electricity. The consequence is that you will...
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Warning to Women

This requires an urgent update to your page on Kathmandu.A friend of mine recently returned from Kathmandu. She was shopping in Thamel and journeyed into a gem shop. The proprietor struck up...
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Hiring a Porter for Treks

It's always better to hire a porter or guide from an agency in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and take him with you) rather than rely on hiring one from a village in the mountains. I have seen trekkers come...
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Electricity Outages

It is very likely during your stay in KTM the electricity will be out for a good chunk of the day - if you need to charge your camera/devices or use any electrical appliances your best bet would be...
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Nepalese Visa

You can obtain your Nepalese visa prior to visit or upon arrival. If you do it upon arrival - if you have an extra passport size pic with you bring it along because you will need one to get a visa -...
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Exhaust Fumes, Dirt and Dust

The air quality is so extremely poor in KTM. Many locals wear masks to avoid the ingesting the horrible fumes - be prepared for this. Also the dust and dirt roads will also make it hard to breath....
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Worst Drivers Ever

The roads are terrible - every conceivable mode of transportation is used on these tattered (and often dirt roads) which are very narrow. You need to be extremely careful not to get hit - most of...
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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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Durbar Marg, PO Box 1016, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Rajnikunj Gokarna, Thali, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Top Things to Do in Kathmandu

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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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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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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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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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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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Thamel Area

Although Thamel is noisy and can be a little bit hassley, I liked it and would stay here again. There are so many restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, stalls and so much accomodation. The location...
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"Kathmandu The Ancient City - Dream Destination."
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"Kathmandu (Kantipur) - a royal capital.....still"
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"Mountain Air & Himalayan Culture"
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"Kathmandu, revisited"
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