Posted April 28, 2010 by Vlogger-1 in Mountaineering

Pickled rhinos, toothache gods and mountain treks: Just one different weekend in Nepal

You don’t want to put our a fortune on guided excursions to get a method of trekking in Nepal. Hail a taxi (NRs 800-1,000 (US$11-14) return) and head out to the Nagarjun Forest Reserve, a 25 minute expertise from city coronary heart. The park is open from daybreak to sunset, and you may be requested to depart your ID with the guards on the gate. (Admission: NRs 250 for adults)

Heading up the steps, the burn in your legs and lungs will current you what strolling on this nation is all about. As the saying goes, Nepali flat is just a bit bit up and just a bit bit down. The drastic ascent can have you ever wheezing, nevertheless it solely takes you 5 minutes to enter a world apart from the chaotic Kathmandu web site guests below. You the entire sudden find yourself immersed in an environment paying homage to what the valley appeared like when city was based mostly 1,000 years prior to now.

The ascent takes about two hours. Once you attain the 2,095m excessive you can congratulate your self for having summited a mountain solely a smidgeon lower than Australia’s highest. The excessive is dominated by a temple sacred to every Hindus and Buddhists, a pleasing testament to Nepali tolerance. Take inside the views — they’re among the best inside the valley. On clear days you can play spot-the-summit with many of the world’s highest mountains laid sooner than you.

Pickled youngster rhino

On the way in which by which once more to city, you’ll want to stop by the Natural History Museum. They’ve purchased a pickled youngster Rhino in a jar. If that doesn’t do it for you, what is going on to? Admission: NRs 30/specific particular person.

Shivapuri National Park

After dodging the horrid web site guests in central Kathmandu, you’ll assume we’re crazy after we are saying that Kathmandu Valley is biggest seen by bike. Look merely previous city coronary heart and you will see that 1000’s of obscure trails able to be explored by the intrepid biker. Our resolve? The Shivapuri National Park, merely north of city.