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Kathmandu area lodging--maybe Patan?

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We'll be in Nepal this spring, and I am trying to figure out lodging. I've read many of the old posts here where people talk about loving Kathmandu, but I have also read many other accounts where people say their least favorite part of Nepal was Kathmandu. We are not Hyatt people, and I know that is where many of you stayed so that factor needs to come into consideration too. I've found a place or two in Kathmandu that would suit us (nice, charming, quiet, with character) and one or two in Patan.

I am wondering about basing ourselves in Patan and going into Kathmandu for visits. Would that be dumb? What would I be talking about for logistics here? If based there, could we walk into central Kathmandu where the site are?

We are not big fans of big, noisy, dirty cities which I understand is the description on Kathmandu. In addition to visiting the typical tourist sites, we love to just wander and observe everyday life and markets. We are not big into tourist ghettos and don't need any night life as we are in our sixties. We are adept at hiring local transportation on our own.

Then, I am also considering staying two night in Bhaktapur in addition to the Patan segment.

We are not novices to the general area having previously spent six weeks in India, so I am well aware of what big polluted cities in this part of the world are like. I've heard Nepal described as India lite. Is this accurate?

What is your advice? Thanks.

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