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

17 Mar
Kathmandu Valley - Bhaktapur - Taumadhi Tole - Nyatapola Temple

Continuing around Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley – exploring towns, villages, and local families (part II) is the continuation of my diary about the Kathmandu Valley. My first post can be found at the following link Kathmandu Valley – towns, villages, and local families (part I). The medieval town of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley I left a part of my luggage […]

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

03 Mar
Patan - Durbar Square

Kathmandu Valley nearby, Patan (Lalitpur) Around Kathmandu Valley. In the morning, I admired a cortege of women who walked in a line along the main street of Patan. They wore red dresses and carried small baskets with offerings. A Nepali attending the procession, Basaldun, saw me when I took photos of the women and insisted on […]

Tamang Heritage Trail (II), Langtang National Park – Nepal

17 Feb
Tamang Heritage Trail - Day 6: Briddhim village - a local old woman I met on the road

Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang National Park (part II) This is the continuation of my first diary about trekking in the Langtang National Park. My first post can be found at the following link Tamang Heritage Trail (I). Tamang Heritage Trail, the fourth day of the trek We stayed in Nagthali Ghyang. Thick clouds covered the mountains across […]

Tamang Heritage Trail (I), Langtang National Park – Nepal

03 Feb
Tamang Heritage Trail - Day 3: Brimdang hamlet - local woman cooking nettle sauce for dhal bhat

Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang (part I)  Starting the Tamang Heritage Trail. My mountain guide-cum-porter, Rishi, accompanied me from the luxury of the Kopan Monastery to Matribhimi Hotel (his uncle’s hotel). The hotel was a dirty and ugly place but close to the Gongabu Bus Station (on the Kathmandu’s Ring Road). From there, we would leave […]