Monday 19 November 2018


Map Courtesy of Lonely Planet

It started with the airport and ended with a somewhat disorganized (perhaps over organized) approach to security. Allow time to check in and board your flight out.
The next aspect that is interesting, sometimes frightening is the traffic where it is first in wins and where there are no rules. dd the quality of the roads and the volume of cars, motor bikes and people you usually have chaos. Having said that we did not see one accident or mishap which in itself is truly amazing. The next item to plan carefully is your hotel, its quality and location . We found the following hotel excellent on the edge of Thamel in a quite dead end street.

Map Courtesy of OLD JACK

When planning your visit to Kathmandu be sure to incorporate visits to:-
  • Walk the crowded  fascinating streets of Thamel
  • Visit the Durbah Square Hanuman Dhoka
  • Walk the streets and square of Patan
  • Visit Lalitapur (Bouhda) and see the local Tibetan's as they lived in Tibet
  • Visit Bhaktapur Durbah and World Heritage sites
  • Climb up to the Stupa of Swayambhunath and battle the monkeys (Monkey Temple)
  • Visit Nagarkot for views of the Himalayas-35 KM  of really bad roads

Walking around Kathmandu if you stay near Thamel is easy if you dodge the traffic and crowds and most other places are accessible via taxi for R 500- R 1,000 but negotiate.
Map Coming.

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