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Nagarkot – The Hill Town of Kathmandu Valley

Nagarkot – The Hill Town of Kathmandu Valley

You don’t need to go too far from Kathmandu to see beautiful scenery and a spectacular sunrise behind Himalayan mountain range. Nagarkot Nepal is just 32 km from capital city of Kathmandu at an elevation of 2,195 meters. There is bus service between Kathmandu to Nagarkot but I decided to go by taxi. Nagarkot was a summer retreat for the royal family in the 19th and 20th century before becoming popular as an international hill town. I traveled to Nagarkot…

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Places to Visit in Pokhara Nepal

Places to Visit in Pokhara Nepal

I spent my first 2 days in Nepal exploring Kathmandu and then it was time to move to my next destination Pokhara Nepal. It is Nepal’s second biggest city after capital Kathmandu. I decided to travel by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and for return by air from Pokhara. Road travel in Nepal is time-consuming because roads are full of twists and turns. I choose one way by road because road travel has its own charm, it gives a glimpse…

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Hotel Shankar Kathmandu – Nepal

Hotel Shankar Kathmandu – Nepal

I traveled to Nepal twice, first time I went for a solo trip and the second time I took my parents. During my second trip, we stayed in Shankar hotel in Kathmandu. We stayed there for 3 nights.It was originally a palace built in 1894 for Gen. Jit Shumsher Rana and later on in 1964 converted into a hotel. I booked our rooms by sending a direct email to them and paid during our stay. The process of booking was…

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Things you can’t miss in Kathmandu

Things you can’t miss in Kathmandu

I had been to Nepal twice, first time I had a solo trip. The second time I took my parents and one of my friend traveled with us. It was their first trip so, I was the guide 🙂 From my experience, here is my list of things you can’t miss in Kathmandu. When I think about those trips, I feel fortunate because I had seen so many places of historical importance in good shape before the tragic earthquake of…

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