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Treking and my Birthday in the Himalaya, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Treking and my Birthday in the Himalaya

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... and me can wander up here, and with no background in trekking can die.... God bless "The Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal" and their life saving facts. Some time later: We have just returned from a movie hall (projector screen) and watched ...

Yes, Kathmandu is a real place!!, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Yes, Kathmandu is a real place!!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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After an epic (painful) 12 hour bus journey on 1 November we arrived in Kathmandu ready for a rest!  That evening we had our most expensive meal so far (Liz not happy) which cost us 10! The next day wasn't overly eventful and mostly involved ...

The Shark Lady travels on, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal travel blog

The Shark Lady travels on

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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From Kala Pattar we returned to Lobouche, this time staying the night in the very lovely Sherpa lodge. The day stayed clear, and sunset was spectacular, with Lhotse glowing gold like molten metal. The weather held the next day, and I have to say I have ...

Kings and Goddesses, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Kings and Goddesses

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Today was the festival of Indra Jatra, one of the major festivals in the Kathmandu valley. The legend goes that the rain god Indra was causing havoc, and flooding the valley, so the young men set out to put a stop to it. They captured Indra and ordered ...

The Himalayan M25, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal travel blog

The Himalayan M25

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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We made the most of our early awakening at Tengboche and set off. Guess the direction? Yes, up! We were on the trail by 8- 9 being our usual- and soon worked out the big plus point of a slightly later start when we got caught in the Himalayan equivalent ...

the only religion with roundabouts?, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

the only religion with roundabouts?

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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I went to an amazing Buddhist temple yesterday called Swayambhunath. It's on a big hill near the city. Quite a climb- good practise for trek! Stunning stupa, with loads of prayer flags everywhere. They are put up by worshippers and have mantras written ...

Tales of the tiller men, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Tales of the tiller men

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... "all forward" over the prow to power-punch a hole through a standing wave that normally stops kayakers dead in their tracks. Nepal's rafting rivers offer rapids up to class V+, generally regarded as the highest safely navigable challenges, and beyond. The ...

A tiger under the floorboards, Chitwan National Park, Nepal travel blog

A tiger under the floorboards

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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As a contrast to the mountains, and because I fancied being pampered for a few days, I escaped from the dust and noise of Kathmandu to Chitwan, a national park in the flat terai to the south of the country. My accomodation was wonderful; my very own ...

Rolling down the Himalayan Mountains, Kalopani and Dana, Nepal travel blog

Rolling down the Himalayan Mountains

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... infact I became a bit impartial to it..hee hee.. and every time I smell animal manure from now on I will think of Nepal....hehehehehe .... anyway......arrived Dana which was a bit of a hole compared to Ghasa which had been the planned stop but itll be ...

A goat's life, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

A goat's life

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Coincidence is an amazing thing... I put a message on the Lonely Planet site to give a report on Kathmandu at the moment, as they like to have regular updates from people who are actually here- other people's reports reassured me so I thought I'd ...

India - Highlights and Lowlights......, Sonauli, Nepal travel blog

India - Highlights and Lowlights......

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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India hasn't sunk in 100% yet but we have put together a list of our standout highs and lows of this intriguing country. Highlights - Diu (special note for O'Coquiero restaurant), Jaisalmer (La Mystica hotel - thank you Ashraf), camel safari (Abraham!), ...

Trek 2: Look at me ma! I climbed a hill!, Everest base camp, Nepal travel blog

Trek 2: Look at me ma! I climbed a hill!

A travel blog entry by zee

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... was amazing, absolutely the best bakery we've seen yet outside of home, and it has spawned a million attempts to imitate it throughout Nepal, all unsuccessful. I don't know how or why it exists, but I will be forever grateful. We also took a stroll to a ...

So, it's off to base camp we go!, Everest Region, Nepal travel blog

So, it's off to base camp we go!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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As we are going to be wandering around the himalaya for the next couple of weeks with no access to internet we won't be able to update the blog.  However if you want to follow our progress our itinerary is below: 8 November - Kathmandu to Lukla to ...

My butt hurts..., Chitwan National Park, Nepal travel blog

My butt hurts...

A travel blog entry by zee

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... to fill in time while Chinese and Indian visas were sorted out for us (there should be ominous music here... the words organised and Nepal really don't occur in the same context very often). We had learnt our lesson, and paid the extra 50 rupees (that's ...

Chess on Tost, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal travel blog

Chess on Tost

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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After returning to Dingboche for a night, we walked up to Thukla. In the snow. We could see where we were going (useful considering the very steep drop to our left) and walked on a very wide slope, so we could stay well away from the edge and any ...

A bad day for goats, Gorkha, Nepal travel blog

A bad day for goats

A travel blog entry by zee

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... of people that desperately sought to escape Kathmandu after the blockade, and jumped on a local bus to Gorkha, the old capital of Nepal, and the birthplace of the famous soldiers of the same name who are eagerly poached by the British SAS. The story goes ...

A resort all to ourselves, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

A resort all to ourselves

A travel blog entry by zee

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... day in Pokhara we decided to demonstrate our unadventurousness and go and do something mundane- like golf. We forgot that in Nepal nothing is mundane. The Himalaya golf course is an 18 hole course that appears normal enough at first. Despite the heat ...

Relaxation and World Heritage City, Nagarkot and Bhaktapur, Nepal travel blog

Relaxation and World Heritage City

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... the adventure as mum would say. Bhaktapur is Nepals most visited day trip and is just about compulsory for anyone coming to Nepal. Most tourists come by tourist but from Kathmandu arriving at about 10.30am and leaving at 4pm for the return trip. That ...

Everest Three Passes - What a Trek!, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Everest Three Passes - What a Trek!

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... commodity become rarer still.' Could there be any more convincing reasons to fight climate change?!    Costs: Expensive for Nepal. Wonderfully most lodges charged a standard 200NPR (2) per night for a twin room, but costs of food and drink ...

Everest...Up Close and Personal, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Everest...Up Close and Personal

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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It was 11.45 a.m., Wednesday 24th October. It had been a 2 hour walk to get here from Gorakshep. It had been a 9 day walk to Gorakshep. I'd been anticipating this moment for over a year. Huge numbers of people had generously sponsored me on this ...

High as a kite, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

High as a kite

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... 'borrowed' from the airport cafe suffices as a celebratory chalice. A backdrop of legendary peaks, the inpenetrable border between Nepal and Tibet. At round 6.20an, Everest comes into view, pretty much eyeball to eyeball with Sagarmatha (Goddess of ...

Two Days in Hot Springs Country, Tatapani, Nepal travel blog

Two Days in Hot Springs Country

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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Another beautiful day for trekking... About an hour before we reached Tatopani the path became a real mess and the path just disappeared under rubble. We had to pick our way through the slatty rubble which slid (and which was sloping) and we thought of ...

Cards at the top of the world, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal travel blog

Cards at the top of the world

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Travelling from Luza to Gokyo, the scenery became more rocky and wild and the valley closed in. We were trekking beside streams and waterfalls of clear water, refreshingly cool to splash on my face. In places where the rock had worn away, the water ...

Chilling in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Chilling in Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... young pick-pockets too, their eyes darting from dangling Nikon to bulging money-belt. En route to Swayambunath Stupa we crossed Nepal's most sacred river, the Bagmati River, which assaulted our nostrils way before we set eyes on it. Its banks were solid ...

Om Mani Padme Hum, Lumbini, Nepal travel blog

Om Mani Padme Hum

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... the Hiroshima bomb, is also on the site. The sheer size of the whole park is pretty incredible and we spent a good few hours walking around it all.  Lumbini town is a pretty unremarkable place but it was a nice and easy start to our time in Nepal. ...

Relaxing Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Relaxing Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... . I was feeling pretty flat so we walked around it slowly then went up on a roof top restaurnat (yep everybuilding in Nepal has put in a rooftop restaurant..bloody steps...) hee... for some tea and veggie momos - delicious before making our way back ...

One big black Aeroplane and Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

One big black Aeroplane and Nepal

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... our Nepalese adventure i will fill you in with everything between lying in bed with a bad foot and touchdown in Nepal :) Well my foot healed up fine, i started to feel fine so we booked up a three day ...

Whitewater rafting, or stillwater floating?, Kali Gandhaki river, Nepal travel blog

Whitewater rafting, or stillwater floating?

A travel blog entry by zee

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We headed from Chitwan back to Pokhara to jump on a whitewater adventure which all of the brochures and travel agents had been harping to us about. Three days and two nights of thrills, spills and fun in the sun: we were psyched. Anyway, we rocked up ...

Last turn of lingering worm, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Last turn of lingering worm

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... the worm nurtured itself quietly in the belly of this beast, until the permanent passport eventually pitched just before entering Nepal . In the interim, however, the worst case-scenario reared it's f**ing little head. It's the Olympic year, ...

Out of India, Sonauli, Nepal travel blog

Out of India

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... next year or so but it was surprising for India)! Once we finally made it to Sonauli leaving the country and entering Nepal was very unceremonious.  Everyone crowding around a table at Indian Immigration, no one really knowing who was being dealt ...

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