Katmandu Restaurants

Krishnarpan appetizers

We can’t leave Katmandu Valley without a short blog on a couple of dining experiences. Krishnarpan. We knew we were in for something special (although we weren’t sure what) when we were saluted upon entering the building that housed a hotel and restaurant. We were guided to the dining room and greeted by pictures of [Read more …]

A Flightseeing Tour of the Himalayas and Mount Everest

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Although our early morning view of the Himalayas from the Namo Buddha Resort was lovely, it only served to whet, rather than satiate our appetite for a closer view of the mountains—particularly Mount Everest. And since we did not budget the time required for a real close-up view, nor did we think we could deal [Read more …]

Trekking in Nepal. Two Days from Dhulikheil to Panauti

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We couldn’t go to Nepal without thinking of a trek. So, we booked a mini-trek (2 day hike) starting from Dhulikheil  with Himalayan Trails (we also used them for a Bhutan trek…more about that in our Bhutan blog). About 30 km south of Katmandu, Dhulikheil sits at the rim of the Katmandu Valley, overlooking the [Read more …]

Katmandu Valley, Nepal—An Overview of Three Cities

crowded streets of Katmandu

Nepal After spending almost a month in highly organized,spotlessly-scrubbed, virtually litter-free Chinese cities, arriving in the Katmandu Valley in Nepal was practically a culture shock. Trash-strewn dirt and pothole streets, chaotic traffic with cars, bikes and motorbikes all blowing their horns to get other vehicles and people out of their way, chickens and occasional [Read more …]