The Sparkling Turtle

Swoyambhu -15, Kathmandu, Nepal | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Kathmandu

Pashupathinath City and Patan

A travel blog entry by sunsurftravel


... around the temple in preparation for the event.
We then head to Patan city which is the oldest among the 3 cities of the Kathmandu Valley. Lunch was buffet style and was served at one of the courtyard of the old palace - quite a unique setting.
Patan's central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples. It is an architectural centre point with the greatest concentration of temples per ...

A bitter introduction to Nepali politics

A travel blog entry by remus

... most of the country has been left to fend for itself, what angers people most is that due to continuous mismanagement and corruption, the nation is worse-off than it used to be in certain regards.

When asked, most people reply that what the country needs more than anything is a Constitution. They have been continuously let down by the politicians, and crave stability. Without this, the implementation of new laws and improvement of existing ones is ...

Kathmandu - Capital of Nepal

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67


... of the drugs and free love culture.

Not much news from Nepal appears to make it to the outside world because I somehow seem to have missed the major stories in the country’s recent history, including the Maoist rebellion of the 1990s and early 2000s that crippled the economy and greatly reduced tourist visitation and the murder of the King and other members of the royal family by the crown prince in 2001. And before I arrived I was still thinking Nepal was ...

Flight from Lukla

A travel blog entry by bubblyb23


We have a flight due to leave at 10am, but I don't think flight times really mean much. We are at breakfast at 7am watching the planes coming in and leaving. They appear to come in groups of 4 and then all leave together. It is a clear morning so we should have no problems getting out. All of a sudden Jaya get a call from the restaurant counter 2x2 right, go now to the airport. Ok off we go in a hurry in is only 8am, rushing to the airport. We have been moved to ...

Much To Do in Kathmandu (And other places)

A travel blog entry by stuartcharles


... steep and fissured dusty old road. I'd gotten up early enough to beat the heat and made it before noon. When you get to the top, traffic builds up at a checkpoint and you are able to descend over the lip of the valley into the populated center just zooming down the cars that were minutes before kicking dust up in your face, no greater feeling to savour than that immediate downhill after a climb or a pass, especially when you're passing cars, trucks and buses, you feel so ...

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This hostel, located on Swoyambhu -15, Kathmandu, is near Thamel, Durbar Square, The National Museum, and Casino Everest.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Sparkling Turtle Kathmandu

Reviewed by kat_mc

Nice Backpacking Hostel

Reviewed Mar 1, 2013
by (5 reviews) Gingin , Australia Flag of Australia

Great place to meet other backpackers as the hostel makes a big effort to do group dinners etc.
Clean rooms, helpful staff. Solar hot water (so shower in the evenings and you get a great shower...sometimes made better by doing it by candlelight.)

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TripAdvisor Reviews The Sparkling Turtle Kathmandu

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent