Nepal
Kathmandu

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73 travelers at this place:

  • Day20

    Gehen Trekking Schuhe auf Reisen! Leute, Hammer! Paket versenden kann tatsächlich ein Erlebnis sein...5 verschiedene Leute beschäftigt: einer prüft, einer wiegt, einer schreibt, einer näht das Paket zu, einer bringt es weg. Ich bin gespannt, wann es ankommt und die Gesichter beim Uebergeben in Deutschland...aber Vorsicht beim Oeffnen, gefaehrliche Fuß-Gase 🙊

  • Day4

    Heute noch einmal durch und über die Heiligtümer geführt wurden...mit den Affen im Monkey Temple mal lieber nicht angelegt 🙄🐒 die Geschichte und Historie der Hindu und Buddhismus Kultur aufzunehmen ist das eine, sie komplett zu verstehen, was anderes. Da der nicht gerade beliebte indische Premier Modi heute angereist kam, war hoechste sicherheitsstufe, aber Chaos bleibt Chaos!
    Heute meine Mit-Trekker und Guides kennengelernt, bis auf letztere (peanuts!) alle mit ordentlichem Respekt...musste mir am Ende noch Spikes fuer die geplante Ueberquerung des schneebedeckten Chola Pass kaufen
    Es geht also los! Frühmorgens die erste Herausforderung mit Anflug und Landung in Lukla, ein berühmt berüchtigter Flugplatz (googelt selbst 🙈). Danach sehen wir weiter...vielleicht wird es jetzt Tage mit Sendepause aufgrund mangelnden WLAN geben....aber ich werde berichten (danach).
    Jetzt nich mal Fleisch und ein Bier...vom Verzehr der beiden wurde fuer die kommenden Tage dringend abgeraten...ups! Liebe Grüße
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  • Day202

    Namasté Nepal!

    March 19 in Nepal

    Our arrival to Nepal was quite overwhelming, it felt like entering a new world after such a long time in quasi uninhabited Oman. Flying has probably become a too fast way to change countries for us. It took us three hours then to get our bikes ready - in front of the airport building and under the wide eyes of a throng of rubbernecks :)

    Cycling into the city was intense, chaotic left-hand traffic, so many people, so many colors, colorful women (again at last!) everywhere! There were so many impressions hailing down on us, the social and environmental issues directly jumping into our eyes (and noses). We immediately knew it: A new adventure would begin here, in Kathmandu, and we’re super excited about the next weeks, Namasté!Read more

  • Day211

    Kathmandu!

    March 28 in Nepal

    We stayed at Pushkar Shah’s house (for 10 days) which is full of cyclists throughout the year. He’s been on a mystical journey for peace around the world with his bicycle, promotes cycling and fights for bicycle lanes nowadays. There were many other crazy riders too and it was great to spend time together and share experiences.

    We went around a lot, guided and unguided, and there are temples, stupas and other holy places everywhere and in all sizes, in the trees, in the walls, in the pavement, at the surrounding hills. We watched the cremations taking place at some temples next to the rivers - with very mixed feelings.
    We visited one of the holiest pilgrims sites for Buddhists in the world - the Boudhanath stupa and the holy atmosphere there are mesmerizing.

    It’s easy to notice all the opulent dogs, pigeons and monkeys who love to stay around the temples because the people usually offer sacrifice in form of rice, biscuits and other sweets - and feeding them is positive for the karma :)

    And: Fit in cycling does not mean fit in yoga... We used our lazy time to do some yoga lessons in the mornings. We found an ashram round the corner where the locals go and enjoyed this authentic experience although it was painful during the yoga and painful the days after (every little muscle hurt!). But again and again a perfect start into the day before breakfast.

    There are also some good news for our further journey (and this is also the main reason why we stayed that long in this crazy city): After 4 visits to the Indian embassy we eventually got our visa, yeah!
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  • Day109

    Nepal - just... wow

    September 6, 2017 in Nepal

    Flight from KL to Nepal with a lot of people, that have apparently never used an aircraft before. We left late, because 80% of the other guests needed to take selfies with the plane! Kathmandu is crazy. Our host, Damodar, is very hospitable and takes good care of us. First walk was to Pashupatinath-tempel - we watched three burning bodies, a lot of holy people, monkeys, holy cows and street dogs. Also just walking in the streets is an interesting task - what a different world... btw: the time difference to Germany is 3:45 hoursRead more

  • Day21

    Paton City

    October 17, 2017 in Nepal

    Patan City known for arts especially bronze, silver and copper, and wooden carving architecture. Founded in 250AD. Temples destroyed in earthquake are being slowly rebuilt. Included a blessing from the Kumari (7 yo) and visit to Tibet healing bowls demonstration.

  • Day22

    Morning of bliss at Dwarika's Resort

    October 18, 2017 in Nepal

    Starting with sun rise, then yoga followed by breakfast on terrace with stunning views. Time in the Himalayan Salt House then the Crystal House. Meandered around the stunning grounds before resting by the infinity pool. Photos don't to justice to this amazing place.

  • Day21

    Travel to Dhulikhel

    October 17, 2017 in Nepal

    On route visit Changu Narayan surrounded by champagne trees. Changu Narayan Temple in Pagoda style is dedicated to Vishnu. Is the oldest in Kathmandu Valley dating back to 4th century. A UNESCO world heritage site.
    Walked around narrow lanes of Bhaktapur. Everywhere evidence of earthquake damage.

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