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Half-Day Trip to Bhaktapur from Kathmandu Including Kailashnath Mahadev Statue
"Kailashnath Mahadev is the World's Tallest Lord Shiva statue located in Saanga the border of Bhaktapur and Kavre districts. The height of this statue is 143 feet high and is situated 20 km from Kathmandu Nepal. There is a children's park and other recreational features around the statue that makes it a popular destination for visitors. About half and hour from Kathmandu it boasts amazing views of the valley along with the mountains and lush green Bhaktapur fields. Apart from the primary Shiva statue there is a good-looking statue of the whole family (Shiva Parvati Kumar and Ganesh). The stairs leading to the main statue have Shiva-lingas of 12 different forms of Lord Shiva. The statues construction work was started in 2004 and was completed in 2012.The statue's inauguration took place on the 21st of June'1
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Private Tour: Kathmandu Temples from Thamel
"See the sights of the Kathmandu Valley over the course of 6-hours. The Kathmandu Valley has often been described as an open-air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick stone metal and wood scattered throughout it. Start your day with a pick up from your Thamel accommodations by your English-speaking guide. Bhaktapur Durbar Square an old Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley will be the first stop on your journey. Close by is the Golden Gate which leads into Mulchok Court
From $52.00
 
Private Kathmandu Temples and Palace Day Tour
"In the morning you will be picked up by your driver and private guide in the language of your choice.This tour's first stop is Patan Durbar Square home to the former Patan Royal Family. After exploring this complex including the Krishna Temple and Rudra Varna Mahavihar the Buddhist monastery housing local treasures you will drive to the Swayambhu Stupa. 365 steps lead to the temple. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of Kathmandu and on a clear day far beyond. During the day you will enjoy the included lunch at one of the major tourist sites.Our next stop is Baudhannath Stupa
From $115.00

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HELP ME WITH MY POLE

At many Buddhists Lodges you will find that it is the custom to erect a pole on which there will be Buddhist prayer flags and the five traditional colors. This photo was taken at Govem on the way up...
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TRY THE CHEESE OR CURD

In the mountains of Nepal the locals make cheese and curd from Yak milk so if you see an opportunity to taste it, stop and buy some. There is even a Nambur Cheese Circuit starting at Shivalaya. I...
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MANI WALLS

Mani walls are a collection of stone tablets with inscriptions carved on them which say "Om mani padme hum", meaning "hail to the jewel of the lotus". You must pass on the left hand side of the wall...
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PRAYER WHEEL

Buddhist spin their individual prayer wheels clockwise, the same direction the sun moves across the earth and the same way mantras are written, while the holder utters the mantra "Om mani padme hum"....
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MOUNTAIN PASSES and PRAYER FLAGS

On mountain passes you will find many prayer flags fluttering in the wind, of which there are two types, horizontal and vertical. Horizontal ones are known as Lung ta and the others are known as...
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