Nepal People & Culture

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People in Nepal 
Bhaktapur, Nepal
Bhaktapur is a museum, a movie set and another world all at the same time . Built from red brick with intricately carved wooden structures, temples, lively markets, narrow lane ways and flaming colours are an overload on your senses. Perfect for experiencing true Nepali life in an unspoiled Nepali city, Bhaktapur is the most memorable city. Bhaktapur is the religious heart of Nepal, where the people rise at 3 o'clock every morning to pray. If you're staying the night, you too will be woken up, to the sound of bells ringing all over the city. The town is World Heritage listed and is home to Nepal's tallest temple, Nyatapol Temple standing 30 metres tall.
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Kathmandu, Nepal
These are some of the poorest and yet most content people I have met. It is a place visually rich in color, texture and faces. Be generous when you tip. They have nothing and your money will be spent on vitals. Their money is worth nothing - for example you can buy a beautiful hand knit wool sweater there for about the equivalent of two canadian dollars.
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Nepaltar, Nepal
Here I am Mr Nima Dorjee Tamang, MD. and Trekking Instructor and Guide of 'Friendship Trek' Trekking (P). Ltd. I was born in a traditional mountain village in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, close to the Mount Everest region and home to the Sherpa and Tamang people. In the local language of Tamang people 'Friendship Trek' also means 'The Earth'. And I have more than 7 years experience in trekking field in several Himalayan regions of Nepal,. I am also a technical mountaineering guide for our company - treks. I loves to share my deep of knowledge about mountain among travelers to make their journey interesting and unforgettable. I always thinks to give good Knowledge about the trekking, mountains and good service and service. So Please write to me or our agency for more informations or you can log on at
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Nima Dorjee Tamang.
'Friendship Trek' Trekking and Expeditions (P). Ltd. is an organisation operated by dedicated professionals, properly prepared to meet the expectations of all trekkers, climbers, mountaineers, general visitors and tourists as well as those with special interests, for example geologists, earth scientists and anthropologists. We have great pleasure to be able to tailor make trips to suit your needs best.

The company was established with an aim to provide different kinds of facilities for foreigners visiting Nepal and neighbouring countries. We have been in this business for 25 years, so we have very dedicated, professional and experienced team members. We are committed to give you the quality service; not least this includes matters of safety, respect, hygiene, hospitality and the best quality equipment. No matter wherever are you from, we always strive to fulfil your highest expectations.

For the safety of our valued clients our company is a member of the following recognised Nepalese mountaineering, tourist, governmental and environmental organisations - Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and Nepal Ministry of tourism and foreigner affairs (NMTFA).

We are specialists in trekking, climbing and tours in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. We are committed to promote ecotourism from the lowlands of the Terai to the highest peak in the world. We were one of the first in the business and are one of the best in town - claims that many make, but few can match.

We have the edge on our competitors, not only due to our vast knowledge of travel and tourism, but also from the continuous labour and dedication of our team. We always feel pleasure to explore new and untouched areas that can be a perfect destination for coming generations.

Wish you all the best!
www.friendshiptrek.com
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Lukla, Nepal
Lukla is the airport where you land if you are trekking to Mt Everest which is located in Sagarmatha Park. The airport is located at about 9,000ft and consists of a short, gravel runway that makes up for its shortness by sloping upward at about a 10 degree angle. The approach to Lukla requires flying up long, narrow valleys and taking a hard right at the last minute and throwing the plane into the side of this hill and praying that the gravel and the slope will slow the plane down. Of course once you are on the ground, you immediately begin to think about what it will be like to take off from there. Lukla is very crowded with people about to begin their trek and people who have just finished theirs. Leaving Lukla requires a certain amount of flexibility because their is no such thing as a confirmed seat. People routinely get bumped from a flight and end up camping another night hoping to catch a flight the next day. Traveling with an organized group (like Mt Travel-Sobek) improves your odds of getting on a flight.
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Kathmandu, Nepal
nepali people tend to go to bed early, so everything closes pretty early, even in Thamel.(or maybe that only happens when its off-season) but there are some pubs which i would recommend to everyone, being "ktm pub" and "Sam's bar". in the pub, there's a nice live band, and sam's bar is just great, people can write thoughts, quotes, whatever on the walls. it's a little hard to find though.
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Nepal Culture 
Patan, Nepal
Patan is the sistercity of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, and one of the 3 royal cities in Nepal (Kathmandu, Patan and Bakhtapur). The whole Kathmandu valley is really worth a visit, although the air quality is not the best. There is a lot to see: from old palaces to stupas and cremation areas, where the dead are burnt. Good Nepali food and very cheap. Even though there were quite a few security issues, the place is nonetheless safe to travel, above all since the political situation completely changed. Served by Qatar Airways, Royal Nepal, Yeti Airlines, Druk Air, Air india, Thai Airways,...
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Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu is a typical 3rd world city. There is the busy tourist and backpackers that are packed with locals trying to give tours and sell you souvenirs. Thamel is were most budget backpackers call home there are lots of accommodations ranging from 200 rupees beds to nicer mid range hotels. If you can get over the poverty and constant horns of the motorcycles there is a lot of history in the Kathmandu Valley. If your short on time make it to Dunbar Square were you can get a good sense of the architecture and culture. Kathmandu is the take off point for all treks into the Himalayas, so there are hundreds of Trekking Company's and outdoor shops. If you have a week or more of spare time head to the hills and enjoys life at a slower pace. After a week I fell in love with Kathmandu, the people of Nepal are very nice and the sites are amazing. If you are heading threw please take a few days to enjoy this amazing city.
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Patan, Nepal
Just to clarify things, since there are several towns with this name, I'm talking about Patan Lalitpur, on of the major cities in Nepal. The place would take weeks to be fully appreciated as it's rich in culture, art and history. Patan is renowned as a very artistic city. Most of the Nepalese art of any form is devoted to Gods, and there are an abundance of temples and vihara in the city. Notable places of interest (the basics that I recommend too visit) include : Patan Durbar Square : The residence of the Malla rulers of the then Patan state which is now converted into a museum. Hiranya Varna Mahaa Vihar : A Buddhist temple known locally as Golden temple Rudra Varna Mahavihar Mahaboudha Temple Banglamukhi temple : A Hindu temple Kumbeshwor temple : One of the two five-story pagoda temples of the valley If you can, spend at least a week there to fully absorb the local culture and outlook in life, which is rather interesting...
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Kathmandu, Nepal
a beautiful place to be in..generally known for the highest mountains in the world and its cultural heritage..also known for adventure sports such as: hunting, bunjee jumping and many more..a cheap destination and a memorable journey for anybody visiting it at least once.. :)
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Nepal
If you come to Nepal.. make sure to climb a peak... the Himalayas are amazing, it's physically and mentally challenging but an experience you will never forget! And you are far away from civilisation and therefore amongst the nepalese culture. I climbed Mera Peak, 6500m!
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Nepal Arts & Recreation 
Bhaktapur, Nepal
Bhaktapur Homestay. If you are interested in the Newari culture and want to see a newari home, stay here. Rajandra, the host is a fantastic guy. You can book a room with or without breakfast and dinner but please note this is a vegetarian house. Both dinner and breakfast were delicious. The kitchen is in loft. this house is hidden but you can be in Durbar Square within 6-8 minute. You can listen to local families playing music and singing. Really lovely place and lovely people
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Nepal Sports 
Pokhara, Nepal
Rent a bike to explore the area surrounding the lake in Pokhara. It's the easiest way to get around, makes it possible to see some really great things and you can meet locals very easily this way. It's a long trek to go all the way around, but it's not too far to explore the lower lying regions by bike. We also attempted the same thing by scooter and it was nearly impossible with all of the potholes and mud. Bikes are the way to go!
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Pokhara, Nepal
Go trekking in the anapurna region...  its awesome, but remember good hiking boots...;) !! ;)  Shopping is also good....
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Beni, Nepal
Actually I entered Beni because it was the closed town I could find. What I really did was the Annapurna circuit. Now everyone who has been hiking in Nepal heard about this track but for those of you who haven`t here are some details. The track (usually done in about 20 days, we had to do it in 15 days due to lack of time but it was still quite okay) is about 230 km (if i remember it right) and circles around the Annapurna massiv (which includes first 8000 m peak ever scaled by man). If one does this trip proper fitness is nescessary. Furthermore one should know that the highest point of the trip is about 5400 m os please inform yourself about alltitude sickeness (it is potentially lethal). Nevertheless the great view of some of the highest mountains in the world and the ease of achieving great altitude (since there are lodges on the path and porters are available for a relatively small amount of money, remember that for them it is not as little, give them a nice tip at the end, furthermore in the mountainous regions it is often still the common way of transporting goods). On the track you can do a lot of daytrips which we sadly did not have time (only in Manang a village commonly used for a days break to adjust to the alltitude with a nice monastry near by and also some nice view point)
After crossing the pass (5400 m and supposedly the highest pass in the world although I heard that for a lot of them allready) the track leads down to Muktinath with a famous monastry (check the internet for more information about it). Then the trackk leads down the long valley which is very dry until you reach Tato Pani (meaning hot water and as one might have guessed there are some hot springs here so that one can take a hot path). Here the path leads in two directions the one we took is up to the poon hill (tato pani is about 1000 m highand the village one is heading to 2800 m; poon hill about 3200 m) were most people sleep over night and head out before sunset to see the sunrise which is really nice (you see the really high mountains shining pink to red if the whether is nice). from poon hill it is all down across one of the longest staircase of the world to the bust station.
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Pokhara, Nepal
Beautiful place! Wake up at 4am and watch the sunrise come up and see the snow capped Himilaya's turn gold color! Also you can do some awesome trekking! Truy some Dal Bhat also!
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Kathmandu, Nepal
The city itself is a sight to behold. Fascinating temples and shrines. A must-see are the sculpture gardens scattered all ever the urban settlement. The very best thing to do, though, is hiring a sherpa, put a well-equipped backpack on your shoulders and go trekking and climbing. The world's best climbing spots are to be found around or close to Kathmandu. The views from the various mountain tops are simply mind-boggling!! Don't miss the Fish Tail Trail. And don't forget to bring along heavy clothes, extra socks and warm gloves. Hypotermia can be subtle at those altitudes.
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Food in Nepal 
Bhaktapur, Nepal
Bhaktapur is a museum, a movie set and another world all at the same time . Built from red brick with intricately carved wooden structures, temples, lively markets, narrow lane ways and flaming colours are an overload on your senses. Perfect for experiencing true Nepali life in an unspoiled Nepali city, Bhaktapur is the most memorable city. Bhaktapur is the religious heart of Nepal, where the people rise at 3 o'clock every morning to pray. If you're staying the night, you too will be woken up, to the sound of bells ringing all over the city. The town is World Heritage listed and is home to Nepal's tallest temple, Nyatapol Temple standing 30 metres tall.
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Kathmandu, Nepal
These are some of the poorest and yet most content people I have met. It is a place visually rich in color, texture and faces. Be generous when you tip. They have nothing and your money will be spent on vitals. Their money is worth nothing - for example you can buy a beautiful hand knit wool sweater there for about the equivalent of two canadian dollars.
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Patan, Nepal
Patan is the sistercity of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, and one of the 3 royal cities in Nepal (Kathmandu, Patan and Bakhtapur). The whole Kathmandu valley is really worth a visit, although the air quality is not the best. There is a lot to see: from old palaces to stupas and cremation areas, where the dead are burnt. Good Nepali food and very cheap. Even though there were quite a few security issues, the place is nonetheless safe to travel, above all since the political situation completely changed. Served by Qatar Airways, Royal Nepal, Yeti Airlines, Druk Air, Air india, Thai Airways,...
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Kathmandu, Nepal
Freak Street, the Yellow House ! Much more better and cheaper than Thamel !
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Pokhara, Nepal
I loved Pokhara! So much more laidback than Kathmandu as far as shopping. Great Dhukuti store. The Himalayan Hotel is a nice clean place to stay in town and if you want more remote - the FishTail Lodge - you have to cross the river in a little hotel boat each time you come and go...
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Nepal Government 
Kathmandu, Nepal
The mythical melds with the modern. Kathmandu is really two cities: a fabled capital of convivial pilgrims and carved rose-brick temples, and a frenetic sprawl of modern towers, mobbed by beggars and monkeys and smothered in diesel fumes. It simultaneously reeks of history and the encroaching wear and tear of the modern world. Travel Warning: Political Instability - Anti-China Protests - General Security Travellers to Kathmandu are advised to exercise caution and steer clear of any large public gatherings. Just three weeks after the abolition of Nepal's monarchy, there is still no official head of State, the government is consumed by infighting, and there is increasing consumer anger over rising fuel costs. Following recent riots and demonstrations in Tibet, Tibetan exiles in Kathmandu staged three protests in one week. Nepalese authorities have adopted a zero-tolerance attitude towards the protesters. Although the Maoist insurgency has ended, travellers should monitor the situation and keep abreast of warnings. severity: Mid-level alert When I travel 20 years ago was a beaufitul and peaceful place save to travel. How everything change. Mystical and beauty. Another favorite place.
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