Travel Blogs from Pokhara, Nepal

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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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... , taxi, tea & cake at the bus station, a very rickety stuffed to the rafters (people in the aisle) 31/2 hour bus from Pokhara -> besisihar.  From here everyone took a jeep or a bus but me, Zo and a Ozzy guy called Dane decided to start the ...

Day 10:  Nepali Moonshine, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Day 10: Nepali Moonshine

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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Woke up very early to meet my guide & depart for Pokhara, Nepal's "other big city" (it's more like a glorified mountain town.) Janu is his name, and he is an amicably smiley and soft-spoken fellow, if a bit difficult to strike up conversation with. We ...

A resort all to ourselves, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

A resort all to ourselves

A travel blog entry by zee

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... fantastic room became the week-long base camp for our mission to relax after being incarcerated in Thamel. In Pokhara we discovered a 2km stretch of tourist restaurants, tourist guesthouses and tourist shops almost completely devoid of that essential- ...

Nepal!! Woohoo!!!, Pokhara............., Nepal travel blog

Nepal!! Woohoo!!!

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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...             We made the beautiful and lengthy bus journey to Pokhara without much fuss!! Although the incident that was presumed to be a bomb on our bus, was something worthy of a giggle. We ...

Sisters are Doin' it for Themselves...!, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Sisters are Doin' it for Themselves...!

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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After a couple of days of relaxation by the gorgeous, rippling, green waters of Lake Phewa, it was time for action. I did a couple of day hikes up steep jungly slopes, a target for leeches and deafened by the whirring and buzzing of forest insects. ...

leeches, landslides and minor medical emergencies, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

leeches, landslides and minor medical emergencies

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... it will arrive in the next week! We spent the whole of yesterday lounging by a swimming pool in one of the upmarket hotels in Pokhara…..heaven!! But, we can’t stay still for too long, tomorrow we are off to Southern Nepal to try to track some ...

Sacred curiosity: a meditation, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Sacred curiosity: a meditation

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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Confusion:  /kənˈfjuː.ʒən/ – when I do not understand what is happening. There's Mama Ganga, the all-cleansing Hindu headstream of life, the river of the gods, her amber-brown life fluid imbued with heavenly powers ...

Beer and loathing in Pokhara, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Beer and loathing in Pokhara

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... a great walk up to the World Peace Pagoda.  As on the trek, we were extremely lucky with the weather and got fantastic views of the Annapurna mountain range.  I think exploring that range will be our next port of call next time we're in ...

An early return......, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

An early return......

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... the end even told a local that it was donkey piss as I believed that the cleansing powers were remarkable!!! anyway, I arrived back in Pokhara on 12th april where I plan to loaf for a few days. Activities are cheap, even when you're being ripped of, ...

Thorong-La Pass and to Mukinath, High Camp, Nepal travel blog

Thorong-La Pass and to Mukinath

A travel blog entry by paul

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... from Jomsom. When we are hungry we go back to the hotel and eat chips with an interesting Swedish man who is sitting studying Nepali language. He is a volunteer in Nepal and had previously volunteered in an elephant camp near Kanchanaburi, ...

To Jomsom this time, Jomsom, Nepal travel blog

To Jomsom this time

A travel blog entry by paul

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... one place in Nepal where she shouldn't go out by herself. We passed the Army barracks which seemed besieged and then got to the touristy area. The hotel was quite nice and I had the best shower I was to have in Nepal, but I don't think much of the ...

Two Days in Pokhara, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Two Days in Pokhara

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Just a map ...

Leaving Kathmandu, Besisahar, Nepal travel blog

Leaving Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by paul

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We drove in a car from Kathmandu to Besisahar (altitude 760m).  Nice to leave Kathmandu and start seeing the countryside.  The drive wasn't too bad.  I thought it would be worse.  Lunch along the way was our first try at Dal Bhat, ...

A few days I hope, Marpha, Nepal travel blog

A few days I hope

A travel blog entry by paul

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... it here much. It is OK, but just....Don't know. Not nice. Not cultural. Fake. Very Lonely Planet like. I start to fear what Pokhara will be like. Nice or not? The holiday has been good up to now, but it is starting to feel it is time to go ...

Annapurna Trek, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Annapurna Trek

A travel blog entry by arlash

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... . (26,000 ft+) We had clear views several times of these peaks. There are 14 - 8,000 meter peaks in the world, and 8 are in Nepal. Most are around Everest.(8.848 mt) I'll see Everest from the Tibetan side later this month. I'll ride there, as I am done ...

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... do not know the concept of lines, and so once there is an airline representative at the desk everyone waiting for the Pokhara flight lunges towards the people at the little kiosk. Having learned that western politeness gets one nowhere, I also fight my ...

End of the walk, Birethanti, Nepal travel blog

End of the walk

A travel blog entry by paul

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... same person who goes to all the public toilets in Australia and Malaysia and makes a mess and never flushes has gotten to Nepal before us. Hmmm, meeting and talking to people like Gavin, the climate change scientist, and his family, it makes you think ...

No Guide, No Problem!  - The Annapurna Circuit, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

No Guide, No Problem! - The Annapurna Circuit

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... There are lots more photos available here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/discozo We're back in Pokhara right now, and will be heading to our last country - India - in a day or ...

Room to Read Visit, Kavrepalanchok District, Nepal travel blog

Room to Read Visit

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... . Main reason for drop outs is marriage or relocation of the parents. Marrying off a girl at the age of 14 is not uncommon in Nepal, especially for parents that live at around the poverty line. There are a lot of girls to single mothers in the program. I ...

Driving through Himalayas, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Driving through Himalayas

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... pink patterned hat, and the necessary black umbrella hooked over the shoulder and dangling down the back. All the school children we passed in school uniform, waved and shouted a greeting. By nightfall we reached Pokhara and checked into the ...

Mukinath and Jomsom, Jomsom, Nepal travel blog

Mukinath and Jomsom

A travel blog entry by paul

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Wake up 0630, Breakfast 8am. We met a Canadian woman who used to live in Thailand. Kanchana asks me why Westerners speak so loudly. We went to see Muktinath temple. A helicopter arrived to drop off rich Indian pilgrims and pick others up. ...

Annapurna trek continues, Bhahun Danda, Nepal travel blog

Annapurna trek continues

A travel blog entry by paul

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The walking on this next morning was different again  with the valley opening up and we walked for a bit on the sandy river bank.  Still pretty steadily climbing.  Kanjana doing well. Highlight was, as we passed a goat herder and his ...

Return to Jomsom, Jomsom, Nepal travel blog

Return to Jomsom

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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DAY 9 Muktinath (3710m) to Jomsom (2760m)   To reach Jomsom we retrace our footsteps, this time facing into the wind. Our buffs protect our heads and make a good nose and mouth dust guard. Sunglasses over the eyes and we ...

Lazy, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Lazy

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... to reach because we took the wrong path and Ryan had to enlist the help of a couple of young boys. There are fantastic views of Pokhara and the Annapurnas from there. Well worth the hike! But we had to leave. It was too easy to be lazy. We had ...

The climb to Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Nepal travel blog

The climb to Namche Bazaar

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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DAY 2 Phakding (2652m) to Namche Bazaar(3420m) Firstly the reason a boiled egg is more expensive than a room is because of the distance that egg has travelled. It would have started life in a chicken farm and been carried into this region, the egg will ...

Back In Pokhara, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Back In Pokhara

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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The next 4 days relaxing and eating in Pokhara... Arriving back late afternoon we took Rame out for a thank you dinner. He'd been the perfect porter guide and we hope he has a good future doing what he loves. He'd told us that he'd wanted to do this ...

Pokhara, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Pokhara

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... is set beside the lake and is basically just one main street lined with trekking shops, travel agencies, tibetan shops and restaurants. Pokhara 'real' is a bus ride away. I don't think tourists ever go there - except to catch the bus. There are some ...

The Annapurna Circuit 2011, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

The Annapurna Circuit 2011

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... person did die while I was on the trail.   Have fun… this trek was fantastic!!! Day 1:  Wednesday, October 19 Pokhara to Besi Sahar (6 hours on the bus… miserable) Hike:  Besi Sahar to Bhubule:   9km (5.6 miles) ...

Around and about, Namche Bazaar, Nepal travel blog

Around and about

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... Khumjung, a well-to-do Sherpa village. The village was prospered recently into one of the wealthiest regions of Nepal, the locals make a lot of money from all the mountaineering expeditions. The word Sherpa comes from ...

Pokhing around Pokhara (CONTAINS VIDEO), Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Pokhing around Pokhara (CONTAINS VIDEO)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Pokhara is known as Nepal's second city.  Whether this designation is related to politics, population or tourism I'm not sure but I would guess the latter.  The familiar swarm of frenzied touts that attacks us as soon as we get off ...

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