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Nepaltar - A travel report by Aladin
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A Travel Experience in Nepal

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During my teen age, I had heard of the Gurkhas. I was told that the Gurkha tribesmen that came from Nepal were the most deadly and loyal fighters. I had always wanted to visit Nepal and meet some of the Gurkhas.


Elephant ride in Chitwan Village
Elephant ride in Chitwan Village
After years of longing, I finally travelled to Nepal with my wife and spent a week in one of the most amazing land that I have ever been.  The newspaper report about Nepal said that a leftist group called Maoist was waging a war against the monarchy. My internet search also yielded very little information that was positive for prospective visitors. Nepal was considered a security-risk country, malaria and yellow fever shots were required for visitors, with rampant poverty visitors were advised not to drink water in Nepal, etc.  Despite these warnings, my wife and I took a risk and spent a week in traveling through various parts of Nepal during the second week of September 2004. What we found was not just amazing but equally mind boggling. We found Nepal to be truly a Natures Paradise. In a small country the biological diversity of having over 400 distinct ecological zones, is unheard of any where in this planet.  The mountain range that includes not just Everest (the highest mountain), but 10 other highest peaks in the world, probably presents on the of the most wonderful aspects of nature. Flying past the mountains is a thrilling experience.  Half an hour flight from Kathmandu takes the visitors to the beautiful valley of Pokhara. Pokhara is the land of lakes where the proximity to the mountains makes you feel as if you are about to touch the mountains from the comfort of your hotel room.  Nepal certainly is a poor country with respect to its per capita income (USD 1300 per year), infrastructure, etc. But we found Nepalese to be very proud of their heritage. We did not encounter a single beggar during our entire trip.  For us the trip itself was like a dream come true. One week with the most hospitable, friendly and happy people certainly is not enough.  We hope to be back in this dreamland again.

Favourite spots:
Nagarkot Lake
Nagarkot Lake
Nagarkot Lake - Chitwan National Park (Tiger Lodge) - Fulbari Resort

What's really great:
Local Nepalees Lady
Local Nepalees Lady
Nepal maybe known for mountains, but very few outsiders could ever imagine that this country also has some of the best lush-green tropical forest that are teeming with wildlife. Our visit to the wildlife sanctuary at Chitwan was one of the most memorable event in our life. We had an opportunity to observe wildlife such as one horn rhino, deer's, etc from the back of an elephant at Chitwan. Though we were not lucky and did not have an encounter with the shy wild cats called Royal Bengal Tiger, living in the jungle itself was a rewarding experience.

Sights:
Ladies Festival all in Red
Ladies Festival all in Red
Fulbari Resort
Chitwan Tiger Lodge

Accommodations:
Nepaleese Monk
Nepaleese Monk
Kathmandu - Hyatt
Chitwan - Tiger Lodge
Fulbari - Fulbari Resort

Nightlife:
Lovely Nepaleese Childrens
Lovely Nepaleese Childrens
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Hangouts:
Lady in Shop
Lady in Shop
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Restaurants:
The Famous SHAMANS
The Famous SHAMANS
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This is my first report sorry it seems i have misplaced all pictures with wrong information boxes, anyhow enjoy the article and picture.
Aladin

Published on Tuesday November 29th, 2005


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Fri, Dec 14 2007 - 11:45 AM rating by marianne

Very nice read,but I wish there was more as it is all very interesting to read

Fri, Dec 02 2005 - 06:43 PM rating by eirekay

I love the photos! It is always great when you can connect with people!
Eire

Wed, Nov 30 2005 - 08:14 PM rating by magsalex

A great first report about a country that i love!! Ramro!!

Wed, Nov 30 2005 - 11:23 AM rating by mistybleu

Aladin, nice report, I also liked the picture of the ladies in red.
Hope to see more
Misty

Wed, Nov 30 2005 - 08:57 AM rating by horourke

Very well done

Tue, Nov 29 2005 - 01:07 PM rating by davidx

A very good first report - and I'm not that bothered where you put the photos - it's good to see them. It would be 5* if you gave a bit more information under 'favourites' and 'sights.' I look forward to some more reports from you. BTW I have heard negative comments on Nepal and it's good to see somebody stressing the positive.

Tue, Nov 29 2005 - 08:41 AM rating by worldcitizen

Great experience! Nice report. Certainly a place I would like to visit too! It's also always nice to find out that you discover hapiness, pride, kindness and warmth at the places where everyday survival is the primary issue in one's life! Thanks!

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