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The Extended Ghorepani Trek (I), Annapurna Conservation Area – Nepal

02 Mar
Ghorepani Trek: traditional Gurung houses in Birethanti

Ghorepani Trek is a popular trek in Nepal and includes the ascent on the renowned Poon Hill. Ghorepani Trek is as famous as the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but it’s much shorter. It actually consists of a loop stretching between the two Annapurna-mentioned treks. Ghorepani Trek lasts three to five days […]

The road from Lumbini to Pokhara with a stop in Tansen – Nepal

23 Feb
Lumbini: Maha Devi Temple with the Sacred Pond. Maya Devi bathed here before giving birth to the Buddha

The road to Lumbini – Changing Buses Before reaching Pokhara. Typical for Nepal, the road from Sauraha to Lumbini lasted almost one day. However, there were less than 200 kilometers between the two destinations. In the morning, the Nepali man from the travel company in Sauraha gave me a ride to the bus station located […]

Kathmandu Valley (II) – exploring towns, villages, and local families – Nepal

02 Feb
Kathmandu Valley: Bhaktapur - Taumadhi Tole - Nyatapola Temple

The medieval town of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley Before leaving for the Kathmandu Valley, I deposited a part of my luggage at Durbar Guesthouse in Patan and planned a one-week trip through the towns and villages in the eastern part of Kathmandu. Out in the street, I bargained with a taxi driver to give me a […]

Kathmandu Valley (I) – exploring towns, villages, and local families – Nepal

23 Jan
Patan: women dressed in red going to the inauguration of the Itiraz Mahavihar-n Monastery

Kathmandu Valley, Patan (Lalitpur) Short Description: In Kathmandu Valley, I explored the main square and the lesser-known neighborhoods in Patan. I also managed to see the Living Goddess in Patan, the Kumari Devi. In the evening, I went with Ashnu to a local eatery and a nice terrace in the expats’ neighborhood. Long Description. In […]