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Old Jan 24th, 2020, 10:49 AM
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Nepal travel tips route tourist attractions photo gallery

I want to share with the community some tourist information and experience of my recent trip in Nepal

A beautiful trip of mainly cultural and ethnographic interest to learn more about the traditions , the uses and customs of the Population of this fascinating Country and also to visit the beautiful Temples and architectural buildings of Newari or Newa style from breathtaking beauty it make you live in an atmosphere of ancient times ; part of the trip was dedicated to nature and to the visit of a National Park for sighting animals ; in some villages to admire the wonderful Himalayan landscapes ... but unfortunately in this case the weather did not help ! The itinerary of approx 525 miles has been covered in approx 9 days through small rural villages and large chaotic cities

To see the photo gallery of my trip click on the link below


Kathmandu : it is a very chaotic but also very fascinating capital , it is located at about 4430 ft above sea level . Durbar Square is one of the most interesting areas : among the most important buildings I point out : the Hanuman Dhoka ( the Royal Palace ) , the tower of Basantapur , the Temples of : Trailokya Mohan Narayan , Jagannath , Kotilingeswara Mahadev , Indrapur , Vishnu , Mahendreswara , Taleju , the palace of the Kumari Bahal . Nearby , not to be missed the beautiful Temples dome shaped of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath ( also known as the Monkey Temple ) . Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal , it is a Sacred place where many bodies are cremated daily outside on the banks of the river to then disperse the ashes in the Bagmati river . The lively neighborhood of Thamel it is recommended for shopping and entertainment , there are hundreds of tourist shops , restaurants , pubs

Patan or Lalitpur : it is considered the oldest of the Royal cities . In the picturesque Durbar Square there are some of the most significant buildings : the Royal Palace , the Temples of : Krishna Mandir , Bhimsen , Vishwanath , Taleju Bhawani , Jagan Narayan . Nearby the Monastery Uku Bahal and the Temples of : Mahabouddha ( also known as the name 1000 Buddha Temple ) , Kumbeshwar , Kwa Bahal

Bhaktapur : it is a city of unique beauty ! In the splendid Durbar Square there are some of the most interesting buildings : the Royal Palace , the 55-windowed building , the Temples of : Char Dham , Vatsala Devi , Pashupatinath , Vatsala Mandir , Taleju , Shiva Kedarnath , Jagharnath , Siddhi Lakshmi , Mandap , Fasidega . Nearby there are the Temples of Nyatapola , Bhairava Nath , Dattatreya , Bhimsen

Lumbini : it is an important religious center located a few miles from the Indian border , birthplace of Siddhartha ( Gautama Buddha ) where numerous temples are built in different Asian styles

Pokhara : it is a renowned and lively holiday town located approx at 4600 ft of altitude ; it is often used as a starting point for trekking routes or simply to relax on the lake Phewa . Among the most important tourist attractions there are the Temples : of Peace , of Bindhya Basini , of Tal Barahi , the cave of Gupteswar Gupha and the waterfall of Devi . Around the city at the village of Sarangkot at 5200 ft of altitude you enjoy a privileged view to admire the wonderful mountain massif of Annapurna ( 26545 ft )

Chitwan National Park : it is a nice place to organize excursions in nature ( walking , on a boat , above the elephants ) . Numerous animals are present : tigers , single horn rhinos , deers , crocodiles , boars . Specifically the Park is inhabited by 43 mammal species , 450 of birds and 45 of amphibians and reptiles

Bandipur : it is a small well-preserved village at 3300 ft of altitude with typical houses , the most important Temple is the Bindabyasini

Nagarkot : is a small village located a little more than 6800 ft of altitude , it is considered one of the most beautiful observation points to admire the Himalaya

Under my daily itinerary of the places I have visited ( may be useful to better plan a trip )

Day 1 : arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : ( 105 miles ) Chitwan National Park

Day 3 ( 5 miles ) : Chitwan National Park

Day 4 ( 100 miles ) : Lumbini

Day 5 ( 125 miles ) : Tansen - Pokhara

Day 6 ( 50 miles ) : Bandipur

Day 7 ( 110 miles ) : Patan - Nagarkot

Day 8 ( 20 miles ) : Bhaktapur - Kathmandu

Day 9 ( 10 miles ) : Kathmandu

Transfer times are very high because of the high traffic , mostly outside the cities most of the roads do not allow speeds above 35 mi/h because of the road surface and/or the slope of the road and/or curves . I recommend spending more time in the cities of Kathmandu , Patan and Bhaktapur as they are truly fascinating and full of interesting places

Other locations where some photos of the album are taken are : Bharatpur - Butwal - Mugling - Bardaghat - Shuklagandaki - Malekhu - Sarangkot - Siddharthanagar

P.s. to know the location where the photographs were taken , enlarge them individually clicking on it and read under the picture
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I enjoyed your report, and the lovely photos which brought back memories of our two trips to Nepal. You covered a lot of territory in 9 days!

Did you visit the museum in Patan (located in the old palace)? It's often cited as the best museum in the subcontinent.

While I have seen the Himalayas from many viewpoints, I've never seen them from Nagarkot. Did you see them from there?
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You certainly got around! The photos look good, but I was hoping to be able to easily identify the pix of Bandipur, to see how it has recovered from the earthquake, and Lumbini, to see how many more buildings have gone up, and it looks like the captions are all just "Nepal".....
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Lots of terrific photos. You have some terrific portraits. Did you need their consent?
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Originally Posted by dcd View Post
Lots of terrific photos. You have some terrific portraits. Did you need their consent?
Getting a Sadhu to agree to a photo of him being taken takes a bit of effort.....beautiful gallery nontheless.
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