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Kathmandu Nepal, Places to Visit in Kathmandu, Things to See in Kathmandu

There are places to visit in Kathmandu that will take your breath away. Without a doubt, when you step off the plane into the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu you know you’re in no other place. The smells, sounds, and sights as you negotiate from the airport into town will assault your senses. Many come …

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Nepal Trekking Gear. What to Wear, What to Take, Nepal packing.

What trekking gear do you really need for Nepal? What should you pack for Nepal? Trekking gear companies tell you to buy x, y and z before you even think of setting foot in Nepal or the Himalayas for fear of death. I’m here to be more realistic. You don’t need everything they try to …

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Fear and Panic on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Scary Bridges!

I’ve posted already about how much we loved the experience of trekking in Nepal’s Everest region, so don’t take what I’m about to say the wrong way. Just because I was scared half to death regularly and frequently by the scariest of scary bridges (and the odd path with precipitous drops, mud slides and general precariousness) …

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Kathmandu to Lukla, Flight to the World’s Most Dangerous Airport.

Lukla is where most Everest region treks start and Lukla Airport – Tenzing Hillary Airport – is often described as the most dangerous in the world. Lukla is in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal at an altitude of  2,860m. The single, sloped runway of Lukla Airport started life in 1964, on the initiative of Sir …

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Everest Region Trekking, a Dream Come True.

If you follow our Facebook page and Instagram feed you’ll know that we’ve been trekking around the Everest region, with kids age 9 and 11, for the last 12 days and that pre-kids we did some other treks in the Himalayas. It’s an incredible experience, a top highlight not only of the last 3 years of …

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Golden Temple Nepal. Rat Temple in Kathmandu

The Golden Temple and Buddhist monastery Hiraṇyavarṇa Mahāvihāra also Kwa Bahahas existed in Kathmandu since 1409. The temple is just off the Patan Durbar Square, to the north. You can find it down a narrow alleyway. It has two entrances, the narrow stone entrance below is guarded by 2 stone lions, the gateway itself was sculpted …

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