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Temples, Sites & People of Kathmandu

Created by Linda Hoernke on April 6, 2013 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews
2 Stories

Visions of snowy mountain peaks, monasteries, crowded streets & temples enter ones mind when Kathmandu is mentioned. The tallest place on earth & festivals.The name Kathmandu comes from a Sanskrit compound of words meaning Kashtha (wood) and Mandap (house). This is what I went in search of and found.

Surrounding Kathmandu

Created by SeenThat on October 28, 2011 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

There is more than Kathmandu in the Valley; on a city with two names and other attractions…

Trekking Words

Created by SeenThat on October 25, 2011 Best of IgoUgo

5 Stories

On the lingo of trekking and other important issues while visiting the world’s roof.

Kathmandu’s Medieval Wonders

Created by SeenThat on November 2, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews
2 Stories

Kathmandu’s festivals put life to any written descriptions of medieval cities. Narrow streets without sidewalks, humans, cows, and rickshaws competing for them; colorful idols of any shape and color; sadhus playing with cobras; and sharp incense odors covering up more natural ones transform a visit here into an unforgettable one.

Pokhara’s Big Fishtail

Created by SeenThat on November 2, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

1 Review
4 Stories

Placed in Western Nepal, Pokhara is the focal point of the Annapouna National Park treks. Its excellent facilities ensure a successful start for any adventure. At its north, the Annapouna Range reaches 8000m above the sea level and makes the perfect background for this exciting trekkers’ hub.

Trekking in the Everest Region

Created by SeenThat on March 19, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews
13 Stories

Trekking from Jiri to Kalla Pattar takes you from 1800m up to some 5600m in around three weeks; only then, while looking at the imposing Everest summit, which is still more than three kilometres over your head, you can start to appreciate the size of the highest mountain on earth.

Reach for the sky in Pokhara

Created by Ozzy-Dave on September 9, 2003 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

Pokhara is Nepal’s oasis. Saluted by weary trekkers and embraced by jaded travellers, this peaceful, atmospheric, lakeside town serves a menu of leisure activities and meditative diversions to a backdrop of the world’s highest mountains. Here, the days can easily roll into weeks …

Lower Mustang: Winding Through The Windy Valley

Created by Mutt on November 25, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

The areas of Panch Gaon and Thak Satse make up the lower region of the Mustang district and are the heartland for the Thakali culture and the popular Jomson Trek.

Sights and Sounds of Kathmandu

Created by stevepage on November 15, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews
1 Story

A wander around Kathmandu is the highlight and usually the first point of contact with Nepal for many travellers.

Bara Gaon: In The Midst Of Mustang

Created by Mutt on November 15, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Bara Gaon, the middle region of the Mustang district, is much visited thanks to it's location on the popular Jomson trek. It consists of 19 villages and is inhabited by the Bhotia people, who are Buddhists of Tibeto-Burman origin.

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