Saturday, September 27, 2014

Day 14 & 15 – Kathmandu Durbar Square & Farewell

It is a relaxing day at Kathmandu starting with a light breakfast before walking to our final world heritage sites Kathmandu Durbar Square where we are so lucky to be able to say hi to the living goddess.
The famous freak street is just around Kathmandu Durbar Square which is nothing special but just a street full of café and nice coffee house. Our afternoon is a shopping escapade at Thamel with some souvenir and also trekking gears. The next day would be our journey back to KL.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Day 13 – A day trip at Kathmandu Valley

We would like to have a nice day trip around Kathmandu and we booked a day trips with Krishna.

In the morning the car bring us to Pasupatinath temple where it is famous for the traditional cremation ceremony at Kathmandu.

Then we proceed to Boudanath Stupa temple in the afternoon.

Then we drop off at the Monkey temple or Swayambunath Temple for our lunch and beautiful view of Kathmandu. After lunch the car bring us to the White Gumba but it is not open but we manage to have a glimpse of the view and then ending our day at Krishna home for dinner. We were invited to a local home for dinner and it is a nice experience with the local Nepal family life. -Next Day-

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Day 12 – Dhulikel to Chagunarayan to Bhaktapur

Our final day of the trekking trip is mostly visiting places of interest like Bhaktapur and Chagunarayan temple where this temple is bundle together with the Kathmandu world heritage sites iisting.
Below is the Guesthouse at Dhulikel after the trekking: -

We took a bus from Dhulikel to Bhaktapur passing Banepa and we getting down at Suryabinayak. Bhaktapur is walking distance from Suryabinayak stop. Then we walk to Bhaktapur heritage sites and this city is a really a authentic heritage city with beautiful old brick brown building in the whole city. There are many tourist would like to stay at this heritage areas which make its little expensive for food and meal. Then the driver meet us at Bhaktapur to pick us to visit the Temple of Chagunarayan.

The temple Chagunarayan is the oldest and beautiful temple with amazing temple architecture. We had our lunch at Chagunarayan with a trekking mountain view where we enjoy the little mountain that we trekked at the lunch place.

We plan to buy a dinner for the tour manager and the guide.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Day 11 – Nagarkot to Dhulikel

We have another sunrise morning at Nagarkot but we little luck we manage to see a bit of the mountain top but it is just a while and there are no view at Nagarkot for us. So we decided to leave and start our trekking to Dhulikel at 8am after our breakfast. Dhulikel trek is a long trek and it was thought to be tough trek but after the experience is not as tough as the second day trekking from Chisapani to Nagarkot.

The starting treeking is about 2 hours flat from Nagarkot until a stop over hut before descending for 30min down the valley. The guide told us Dhulikkel is across the 2 valley from the hut. Then another 45min ascending back to another peak where we stop for lunch at Talachowk at 11:15am. We start our final section at 12:15pm after lunch. Its take 30min along the farm at the peak before ascending another 30mins before our final stretch descending down to Dhulikel for 25min. The view along this trek is really beautiful especially if there is mountain view but the weather is not with us and only cloud is surrounding but the hill view is really beautiful.

We reach Dhulikel at 2pm where we found the trek is a little nice.

-Next Day-

Monday, September 22, 2014

Day 10 – Nagarkot

We had our first sunrise at Nagarkot Viewpoint and there are no luck at Nagarkot. It is a relax day for us at Nagarkot as we opt for another night stay at Nagarkot. We had a light coffee at a Tibetan café before heading to the Nagarkot town for our lunch.
In the afternoon it is a rest hours as it is raining and some of us taking a nap and as for me I just sit at the corridor waiting for good view but it is not our lucky day at Nagarkot. -Next Day-

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Day 9 – Chisapani to Nagarkot

Next morning waking up at 5:30am awaiting the sunrise from chisapani for a beautiful mountain view but the crowded clouds is disappointing. So I decided to walk around chisapani for some photoshots until I saw the mountain views at 6:30am. Then I quickly run up to the top of the guesthouse to have the mountain views and it is worth the run with amazing view of another Himalayan scenery.

Then we had our breakfast at 7am before we start departing our trekking at 7:45am to Nagarkot. There are 3 section of the trek where the first 3 hours is the toughest path where it is flat but the path is muddy and full of leeches which make the walk a bit hard.

We found a way for a fast remedy to get rid of the leech where we put some salts into a small cloth and then when u got a leech and you just have to apply some water into the cloth with salt and then the leech will fall off.

Then the second path is another 1 hour descending to Chaokibayang passing by Jhule. We had an hour for lunch at Chaokibayang before our 3rd section of the walk. The next section will be a 3 hours 4 wheel path up ascending to Nagarkot.

We reach Nagarkot at 3:45pm checking into Viewpoint Hotel at Nagarkot.

-Next Day-

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Day 8 – Trekking from Sundarijal to Chisapani

Our trekking start today and we are very excited with the trekking with a high expectation of beautiful view. We waited at Krishna office at 8am then the car pick us up to Sundarijal about 45min to an hour. Our car journey pass by the town of Boudanath, Bersigon and Gorkha before reaching Sundarijal National park.

We start our trek at 10am from Sundarijal to Chisapani. There are lots of stairs for the first 4 hours and we stop for lunch at 12pm along the way at a local house then continue our trek with the rain to Chisapani reaching at 3pm. There are many leeches along the way especially during the rain.

Chisapani is a small village with guesthouse for trekkers. There is no view and lots of mist and the weather is cold too. We have a rest at the room before winding up the day with local dinner and local liquor.

-Next Day-

Friday, September 19, 2014

Day 7 – Journey back to Kathmandu

We manage to get a bus ticket for 1500 rupee per person back to Kathmandu. During our bus journey from Pokhara and the journey along the way with beautiful mountain views where we took the bicycle way yesterday but too bad we are leaving Pokhara. The journey back to Kathmandu take around 7 hours with Baba Adventure bus. We reach Kathmandu around late evening and then a Nepalese recommended us to Hotel Silver Home with a room for 3 person for around 1300 rupee.

We manage to booked our Nagarkot trekking with Krishna for a 5 days 4 night guided trekking starting from Sundarijal via Chisapani, then Nagarkot and Dhulikkel. The package we manage to bargain is around US$200 per pax for 5 days 4 nights with 2 nights at Nagarkot Viewpoint hotel.

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