Category Archives: Nepal

Pashupatinath: Shiva’s Kathmandu Valley Temple

From the tourist ghetto in the Thamel district, four of the Kathmandu Valley’s major UNESCO World heritage sites are within easy access.  Back in 1996 Laila and I walked to all of them on our first visit to Kathmandu. Swayambhunath … Continue reading

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The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan April 2018: Part 1 – Durbar Square

Related Post: The Temples of Lalitpur (Patan) Before & After The Quakes Patan’s Durbar Square suffered significant damage in the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquakes. The post linked above shows what it looked like before and immediately after the earth stopped shaking. … Continue reading

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Bhaktapur Three years After The 2015 Quakes – Part 2: Taumadhi Sq., Potters’ Sq., and Tachapal

Previous Post:  Bhaktapur Three years After The 2015 Quakes – Part 1: Durbar Square The return visit to Bhaktapur continues!  While Durbar Square is undoubtedly the one site that all visitors will see, there is more!  Just around the corner from … Continue reading

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Bhaktapur Three Years After The 2015 Quakes – Part 1: Durbar Square

Related Post: Kathmandu’s Durbar Square After the 2015 Earthquakes – Is It Worth The $10.U.S. Entry Fee? How has Bhaktapur coped since the Earthquakes of 2015? A few months ago I uploaded this post – Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley: The Temples of Bhaktapur – with … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 17 – Koto To Tal

Previous Post: Day 16 – Meta To Koto Day 17 – Koto To Tal time: 7:00 –  2:00 p.m. the high point of the day: Timang (2750) maps: Himalayan Map House Annapurna Circuit Trek Map.  See here for info on hard … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 16 – Meta To Koto

Previous Post: Day 15 – Phu To Meta time: 7:00 – 2:00 p.m. with many rest stops distance: about 14.5 km. the high point of the day: Meta at 3586 m maps: Himalayan Map House Annapurna Circuit Trek Map.  See here … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 15 – Phu To Meta

Previous Post: In And Around The  Village of Phu time: 7:45 – 3:15 with a 30-minute break in Khyang and an hour for lunch in Chyakhu distance: 16 kilometers the high point of the day: Phu 4080 campsite: Meta 3590 … Continue reading

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From Mustang To The Phu Valley Via Saribung La: Day 14 – 15 In And Around Phu

Previous Post: Day 14 – From Moraine Camp Below Bhrikuti Shail  To Phu We came at the village of Phu from the north after an eight-day traverse of upper Mustang from Tsarang.   Only in 2002 was the Naar-Phu valley opened … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 14 – Moraine Camp Below Bhrikuti Shail To Phu

Previous Post: Day 13  –  Khumjungar Moraine Camp – Saribung La –  Moraine Camp Below Bhrikuti Shail time: 7:10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. the high point of the day: our moraine camp below Bhrikuti at 5000 m campsite: Phu (4080) … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La:  Day 13 – Over Saribung La To Moraine Camp Below Bhrikuti Shail

Previous Post: Day 12 – Japanese Base Camp To Khumjungar  High Camp time: 6:45 to 3:00 the high point of the day: Saribung La (6040) campsite: moraine camp below Bhrikuti Shail High Camp (5000) Maps: Himalayan Map House Upper Mustang Trek … Continue reading

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