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Nov 11, 2020 - Solo ride in the Suburbs of Kathmandu

Solo ride is not only the best during current global pandemic but it is equally refreshing in normal times. When you're on a solo ride and riding on your own, you don't need to plan the trip and neither worry about your destination for the ride. Even if you have a plan your wheels may take you elsewhere. When I unlock my bike and put my feet on the pedal, my destination was different and much shorter. I ended up with this exciting route that took me almost 6 hours riding over 52 km. Nevertheless, solo ride may get risky if the wheels get...

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Mar 22, 2019 - Nagarkot

This morning we started our sightseeing with a visit to Boudhnath stupa which is also known as “Mini Tibet” and is one of the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. This stupa is surrounded by Tibetan settlements and monasteries. You can visit a number of the monastries and witness Buddhist rituals and traditions. The stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels and is meant to be good luck to walk clockwise around the stupa spinning the wheels. From here we went to Pashupatinath temple located on the bank of Bagmati River. This temple is dedicated to...

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Oct 10, 2018 - Nepal Nirvana – Oct 10, 2018 Nagarkot

Early to rise and met the group at breakfast around 7am. I just love the open courtyard and their breakfasts are varied and good. A woman by the name of Candy, from the US, is the new Food & Beverage manager and is great at ensuring all is well with the guests. She has lived here for 5 years and started at the hotel several months ago. She is a delight, as are all the staff here. Just love this hotel! At 9am we gather in the lobby, ready for our next adventure. We are off to the surrounding hills a short distance east of Kathmandu to the...

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Mar 8, 2016 - Back to Ka-Ka-Ka-Katmandu , with apologies to Bob Seger

March 8 Today was cool in the AM in the mountains. But warmed up during the day as we explored Kathmandu. We awoke hoping to see Mt Everest and other Himalayan mountains, but alas clouds moved in and made the viewing poor. Once in while a lone mountainpeak could be observed. Had breakfast at our Hotel, Nagarkot Sunshine Hotel, with traditional Nepalese fare - boiled eggs, pea - potato curry, Naan bread, fresh fruit ( I did not eat, Pam did), fruit juice and tea/coffee. Pretty darn good. Asked the Hotel desk to find us a taxi back to...

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Mar 7, 2016 - Nagarkot

March 7 Warm, dry - cooler in the shade once we got Nagarkot, which is at about 6500 feet. Woke up in Bhaktupur, packed our days travel and went for breakfast. Again we had an excellent breakfast at the Shiva Corner Cafe. The Golden Gate Hotel, where we spent the night, arranged a taxi to Nagarkot. Pam had read about this area and it sounded good. It is along the Himalayas east of Kathmandu. Great views here of the Himalayas and clear mountain air. Down in the Kathmandu valley it always hazy, as previously mentioned, but not up here. The...

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Dec 28, 2010 - Nagarkot - Bhaktapur

I am sitting in my own little piece of heaven right now. We are still in Nagarcot, Nepal and Nirmal, Susan and Murray headed out this morning for a hike to Bhaktapur. It’s about a 4 hour hike down to the town that is a World Heritage Site. They took a guide with them so they wouldn’t get lost along the way. There is another guest at the hotel from New Zealand that is spending the night in Bhaktapur tonight so he decided to go along with them. I chose to stay at the hotel. I have been doing extremely well with all the exercise we have been...

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Dec 26, 2010 - Nagarkot, Nepal

Its boxing day in Nepal and Christmas evening at home. We walk down and then up to the internet cafe/ international telephone booth to call home. After breakfast we walk down the road to get some spectacular views of the Langtang range of the Himalayas. It’s a little hazy today, so we decide not to trek the 4 km hike to the view tower that will offer us a peak of Mt. Everest. The local shops carry some nice wool sweaters, toques, gloves and bags. At sunset we walked up to the temple on the hill to catch the last rays of sunlight on the...

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Dec 25, 2010 - Varanasi to Nagarkot, Nepal

Travelling to Nagarkot in Nepal via Kathmandu. A few surprises today, there is a 975 Rs departure tax when you leave India. We were scrambling to pay this as we cannot take Indian Rs into Nepal and we had spent almost of our Indian cash. No ATMs at this new airport and they only take cash, fortunately that meant any currency, including US$. An hour flight to Kathmandu, a few minutes to get through customs and we find our driver and an ATM to get some Nepalese Rs. Just as we were getting good at converting IRs into CAN$, we have to...

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Feb 27, 2009 - Nagarkot and Bhaktapur - Views of the Himalayas!

The day before we boarded a plane out of Nepal, we decided to make a run for the mountains! We took a day trip to visit Nagarkot, a nearby city with views of the Himalayas. Thankfully, we had a clear day and got the chance the glimpse the majestic mountain range - they looked like brushstrokes in horizon, truly beautiful. On the way back into the Kathmandu valley, we stopped to visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur. The winding streets led to old temples and buildings with intricately carved wooden windows.

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