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Day 6 in Nepal: microlight flight with Toby

At 7am on Day 6 Toby and I got a taxi to Pokhara airport, 5 minutes from our hotel and got kitted out for a 30-minute microlight flight…

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Holiday in Nepal: daily life

Here are some photos to show what life can be like in Kathmandu.

Rubbish on the streets…

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Day 1 in Nepal: visiting temples

We stayed at Catherine’s brother Ian’s home in Kathmandu for the first 3 nights…

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Day 2 in Nepal: a trip to Changunarayan and Bhaktapur

Changunarayan is about 30 minutes from Kathmandu by car. Ian’s driver, Surinder, drove us there…

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Day 3 in Nepal: flight to Pokhara and bike ride

 

On the morning of our third day we caught a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Here’s the view through the plane’s window…

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Day 4 in Nepal: morning pony trek

On the morning of day 4 we hired ponies and trotted along the road, then alongside the lake, and up into the hills…

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Day 4 in Nepal: afternoon hike

We went for an afternoon hike on day 4 to see how remote villagers lived. Here is inside one small home…

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Day 5 in Nepal: full-day trek in Pokhara

We met our Nepali guide, Prakash, at 8am at reception and drove for 30 minutes into the hills to the village of Dhampus to start our day-long trek. As we started our walk we saw these guys dismantling a corrugated roof…

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Day 7 in Nepal: Park Village Hotel, Kathmandu

On our final morning we took a 30-minute taxi ride across the city to the Park Village Hotel which Ian recommended to us…

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Day 6 in Nepal: lunch and swim at the Summit Hotel

After our 30-minute flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, we got a taxi to the Summit Hotel which is situated near Catherine’s brother Ian’s office. We had lunch then lazed by the pool…

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