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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, ...

Beautiful Marpha, Marpha, Nepal travel blog

Beautiful Marpha

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... apple orchards surround the lovely town.  Its just a picture book town.  In my notes that Ive cut from peoples travel diaries of Nepal I had written that the Neeru GH has one room with its own electric hot water system - LOOK OUT HERE WE COME... hot ...

A few days I hope, Marpha, Nepal travel blog

A few days I hope

A travel blog entry by paul

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... , ferns, monkeys and small waterfalls. But it has been a long day for Kanchana. Oh - one more observation from today. In Nepal I notice a lot of babies crying. Often babies are left to sit or lay by themselves here and of course they cry as babies ...

Makalu-Barun, part I: To Khandbari with Sandy, Khandbari, Nepal travel blog

Makalu-Barun, part I: To Khandbari with Sandy

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... suffer." "I think you'd be a good prime minister," I said, after listening to his thoughts on a peaceful, prosperous Nepal. That night, fireworks lit the streets, marking the beginning of the Tihar festival, which celebrates Laksmi, goddess of ...

Rocks don't move, Bhote Kosi, Nepal travel blog

Rocks don't move

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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On the 3rd November I was up bright and early again to go rafting with Ultimate Descents. We drove to the Bhote Kosi river, which flows from Tibet, to raft the lower section as a training day in preparation for the more challenging rapids of the second ...

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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... I see the mountains in their glory. Now I am ready for my trek. Due to my airline ticket which has me flying out of Nepal on Dec. 4, I cannot do the 21 day full Annapurna circuit. I choose the 5 day abbreviated return trek from Nyapul to Ghorepani, and ...

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 ...

A gut-bustin' not-so-good time in Kathmandu...., Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

A gut-bustin' not-so-good time in Kathmandu....

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... of a country-wide strike, called by the Maoist rebels and other anti-government groups, which have become a regular part of life in Nepal. Basically, all shops have to be closed and all taxis off the streets; if someone disobeys because they, for example, ...

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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... nbsp; Glen woke us by knocking on the door, and I hopped out of bed to retrieve the other little things I had as presents... a little Nepal flag patch for his backpack and a bracelet I had bought from a lady on the way when he wasn't looking :)  Then ...

Tales of Three Cities, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Tales of Three Cities

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... room, using my right hand, as a tour guide pitched me a sale and the sadhus smoked. As tourists are not coming to Nepal because of the persistent civil strife, these tour guides were desparate for work. Most would follow me, being friendly, and slowly ...

Krazy Kathmandu!, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Krazy Kathmandu!

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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Kathmandu! Kaos. Kraziness. Killer Koffee. Komfortable Klimate. Okay, I'll stop with the K's, but it's hard because KMD is it. Everything I couldn't get my hands on in China and Tibet, it's here in KMD. In excess. Warm weather. Coffee. Baked goods. ...

Kathman-DO and Kathman-DONT, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Kathman-DO and Kathman-DONT

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... down a write a list of what I'd like to call Kathman-DO's and Kathman-DONTs. In case any of you are planning on travel to Nepal, possibly India as well, this short list of suggestions might come in handy. If you aren't coming to this part of the world, ...

Rhino-saurus, Chitwan, Nepal travel blog

Rhino-saurus

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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Abstract: Left (finally) Kathmandu by bus for Chitwan national park. We very much wanted to see rhinos, our wish was fullfilled straight away, we were talking to the manager of our hotel, taking tea in the garden, when thundering footfall echoed ...

Jharkot and Eklabhatti and Disaster Strikes, Jharkot, Nepal travel blog

Jharkot and Eklabhatti and Disaster Strikes

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... ; Rob just ordered an Apple Brandy to try but they cant find it in the dark..hahaha.  I offered them my head torch..ha .. ..so tomorrow onto Marpha (if Rob is up to it) - the apple capital of Nepal and where all the good apple brandy comes ...

We miss you already, Nepal!, Saunali, Nepal travel blog

We miss you already, Nepal!

A travel blog entry by zee

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... were feeling great when we got back to Kathmandu on the friday. We had momentum, we had purpose, we were finally leaving Nepal and heading to... Tibet! The tension as we approached the travel agent was palpable. We could smell our impending freedom from ...

Ancient cities and hilltops, Nagarkot, Nepal travel blog

Ancient cities and hilltops

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... itself does have some most amazing things. Kathmandu is a modern conglomeration of several ancient and separate Kingdomes. The unification of Nepal happened in the early 1700's, and before that Nepal, like much of India was a collection of Kingdoms each ...

Trek 1: The warm up, Gosaikunde, Nepal travel blog

Trek 1: The warm up

A travel blog entry by zee

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... the end spend his time ensuring that our every need was attended to. It's very easy to get used to the idea of a servant. In Nepal the English have left behind a fantastic legacy in terms of tea and of service- so very civilised. In comparison, the French ...

Kathmandu...eventually!, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Kathmandu...eventually!

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... it dawned on me that most of these observations were making a comparison with India. It is only now, after a few days in Nepal that I'm beginning to appreciate that traveling in India, especially as a lone female, was much harder than I realised at the ...

Buddhist Child Home, Jorpati, Nepal travel blog

Buddhist Child Home

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... of 'real' Kathmandu called Jorpati) and went to BCH every morning at 8 to help the kids get ready for school, which starts at 10 in Nepal. Once they'd gone we were kind of on our own for the rest of the day. We went back to Durga's for lunch and then ...

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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... our next destination after the ATM and Post Office run around in Lumbini town. It's essential to carry small monetary denominations in Nepal, because small shops and stalls just don't have change for the equivalent of $20AUD which we're working on as ...

Travels with Two Buddhas: Birth, Walking in Buddha's Footsteps in Lumbini, Nepal travel blog

Travels with Two Buddhas: Birth

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... in Tibetan.   As dawn arrived, we walked through the gates of Lumbini.  Soon I found a small room at the Nepal Monastery adjacent to Buddha's birth site.  As the sun rose, I entered the ancient grounds to visit sacred ...

Nepal volunteering report #1, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Nepal volunteering report #1

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... dollars, depending on the length, location and complexity of the assignment.  We chose this programme, 'Cultural Destination Nepal' after researching a number of other groups.  This one offered a two-week orientation phase followed by two ...

Jungle Camp, Lalbandi, Nepal travel blog

Jungle Camp

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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28.9.06 Lalbandi, Nepal I awoke to singing and realized we had visitors again. I turned over and tried to ignore the fact, but I could hear Lynn speaking to them in short sentences. It was still early but Lynn said "You awake Jen, we've got some ...

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. ...

Thank you India (CONTAINS 2 VIDEOS), Sonauli, India travel blog

Thank you India (CONTAINS 2 VIDEOS)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... the road.  We pass a sign, only readable with the occasional light of passing vehicles, that tells us we are entering Nepal.  No barricades, no armed guards, no barbed wire, only one small, unlit sign to tell us we have crossed an international ...

Volunteering report #3, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Volunteering report #3

A travel blog entry by jambo

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February 7 is scheduled to be our last day in the city for a while.  We say our tearful farewells to Aama, Baa and Bhaai but they invite us to stay with them when we are back in town for three days in April.  Shanna heads off to her placement, ...

Sadhus, Dhal Bhat and Luxuriously Thick Air, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Sadhus, Dhal Bhat and Luxuriously Thick Air

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... bridge and to an oasis that is Nepal. The sights, sounds and smells were music to us after the hardships of the Tibetan Plateau. Nepal is 2 and 1/4 hours behind Tibet so we were in time to catch a bus to Kathmandu. Luckily there was a bank at the border ...

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 ...

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