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Mar 29, 2019 - Return to Kathmandu

Long drive back to Kathmandu today. Actually only 200 km but took 7.5 hours. Winding mountain roads all the way and then major roadworks in Kathmandu causing chaos. Relief to finally reach our hotel and god to find we have been upgraded to a suite. Pity we are only here for a night.

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Mar 21, 2019 - Kathmandu

A late start with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Then we headed out to the Swoyambhunath stupa located on a hill top overlooking Kathmandu valley. Excellent views of the surrounding valley and views of the central Himalayan ranges.. The Buddhist stupa is famous as “Monkey temple" and true to its name the place was overrun with monkeys. This did not overshadow the stupa. Interestingly both Hindus and Buddhists pay homage to this site. We then headed to another UNESCO site – Patan Durbar Square. Patan is known as “City of Beauty" and...

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Mar 20, 2019 - Last day - back to Kathmandu

Wednesday March 20 We made it! Yesterday we got to walk through the Tiger Nest Monestary! We started the walk early at about 8.30am but there was already plenty of others on the track. The temperature when we started was only 3 degrees and was due to warm up to about 12 degrees - we had several layers of clothing which we peeled off as we warmed up. The track is very rough and a steep incline. We climbed from an altitude of 2,200 meters at the base to 3,100 meters (10,240 ft) at the Monestary. Not only is the terrain extremely rough we...

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Mar 11, 2019 - Kathmandu

Monday March 11, Kathmandu. After spending last month in Myanmar and visiting, what seemed like, every Stupa, Pagoda and Temple between Yangon and Mandalay, imagine our excitement this morning when we discovered the first item on our day's activities was a visit to yet another TEMPLE!! We could hardly contain ourselves. It turned out very nice however, Swayambunath (also known as Monkey Temple) sits high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu and is home to 100's of monkeys. Quite different to the temples we saw in Myanmar, it was not covered in...

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Mar 10, 2019 - Arrived safely

Sunday March 10. We arrived in Kathmandu this afternoon after our long flight via China. It was miserable and wet in China but we had bright sunshine and temperature of 24 degrees when we landed in Nepal. Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the plane coming up and saw only glimpses of the Himalayers. The landing was exciting as the runway seems to run through the centre of town - buildings close up on both sides. Caught up with the local boss of the tour company and find we are the only two on our tour - so private car with driver...

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Oct 22, 2018 - Nepal Nirvana - October 22, 2018 Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu

Up at 5:30am and feeling sad that we have to leave this beautiful area, and the reality that our trip is coming to an end 𯘢. Prem is right on time and we say our farewells to the hotel staff that have been so kind to us. They give us a parting gift of beautiful Khata scarves, a traditional scarf used for ceremonial occasions including departure of guests. With a little sadness we get in to the van and we are off for our 180km ride on Nepalese 'highways - yes, highways!' We bumpity, bump our way back to Bharatpur dodging cyclists, farm...

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Oct 9, 2018 - Nepal Nirvana - Oct 9, 2018 Kathmandu & Everest Flightseeing Tour

4:30am, time to get up and down to the lobby for our 5:00am departure to the airport.  Today we board Buddha Air's Mountain flight for Everest.   The domestic airport terminal is abuzz with sightseers and trekkers all drawn towards magnetic Sagarmartha or as we know it, Mt. Everest! Our 6:15am flight leaves promptly on Nepali time - around 6:30am.  As the skies are clear and no wind, flights to Lukla and the Everest region are plentiful.  Approximately 30 of us board our flight, each with a window seat.  We wait on the taxiway for incoming...

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Oct 8, 2018 - Nepal Nirvana - Oct 8, 2018 Kathmandu

Ahhhh........Kathmandu, it is so great to be back! I was up bright and early around 6:15am and went down to the courtyard to meet Gautam, the General Manager. After a short meeting, several of the group were also early risers and we enjoyed a delicious buffet breakfast and took it easy before Bikesh was due to arrive. I am still orienting myself to the new configuration of the hotel, so I make an occasional wrong turn. Bikesh and Nir, one of his crew, meet me in the lobby and I am then introduced to Shankar, our tour guide for the day. The...

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Jul 12, 2017 - A Trip to Nepal

I was very excited after listen the news that we are going to Nepal. Nepal is one of my favorite places. I was last visited to Nepal with my business trip and the co-founder of a website http://pathtowellnesswithrobin.com/ . It was 2 day business trip so I did have time to visit places. We arrived Nepal late at night so we all went to our bedroom. The next day, we had a breakfast and ready to go to Thamel. It is a wonderful place of Nepal. It is a shopping area with lot of lots of shops of bags, beautiful cloths, and tea. I purchased...

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Nov 19, 2016 - Game over

Posledni den v Saurahe byl jiz poklidny. Dopoledne jsme meli napsanovane jen koupani slonu. Dzos se nudil, takze sel rano behat a pak do mesta. Prekvapive si neoveril, kdy zacina to koupani, takze v 10:30 jeste nebyl zpatky. Pruvodce rikal, ze uz musime jit, takze jsme se na Dzose vykaslali. Koupani byla trapna turisticka atrakce. Polivali slony, kteri stali v rece, vodou a cistili je. Za poplatek si mohli turisti na slona sednout a ten je chobotem posplichal vodou a pak je shodil do reky.‎ Dzos s Mildou do toho sli. U koupani jsme potkali...

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Nepál 2017

Nov 12, 2016 - Dva dny taxituristika

Posledni dva dny byly pomerne nudne a nijak vyjimecne. Prvni den rano jsem se nejprve presunul na jine ubytovani, jelikoz questhouse, ktery jsem si zamluvil jeste z nemocnice mel na dalsi dve noci plno. Puvodne jsem si chtel booknout jen jednu noc a zbyle dne si objednat primo na miste, aby provozovatel nemusel platit poplatky booking.comu. To nevyslo, pak uz meli plno. Ale nasel jsem si nakonec neco lepsiho. Jen jsem to nemohl docela dlouho najit. Po pul hodine bloudeni se ale zadarilo. Rychle jsem odhodil veci, koukl do Lonelyho a vyrazil...

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Nepál 2017

Nov 10, 2016 - V nemocnici

Rano vstavame brzo. V 6:30 pokracuje moje letecka evakuace. Davame rychle snidani, behem ktere uz dorazi pan z letecke spolecnosti, aby nas privedl k vrtulniku. Rychle si bereme veci a pospichame k pripravenemu vrtulniku. Usadi me hned vedle pilota vepredu, takze mam hezky vyhled. Jen skoda, ze letime tak brzo. Slunce se jeste nedostalo pres hory, takze‎ neni vzdy uplne idealne videt. Ale i tak mame z vrtulniku hezky vyhled, protoze letime pomerne nizko. Je take videt spousta rozpadlych domu, asi po zemetreseni. Pilot je pohodar, behem...

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Nepál 2017

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