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


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

view on trek 3 vg

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 …]