This post is an excerpt from the original blog post by Tim Newton for thephuketnews.com. Click here to read the original article. Tim Newton travelled to Nepal with Thai Airways who fly to Kathmandu from Bangkok every day.
Getting to Nepal is easy as you can easily find many flights to Kathmandu from many capitals including Bangkok. Things get a little tricky and complicated once you land in Kathmandu. Tim writes ,” You have plenty of local bus services with varying degrees of comfort and mechanical reliability. I’d vote for the many local small to mid-sized planes.”
“The Nepalese people are a hybrid of the cultures and countries around them and, even inside Nepal, there are a lot of smaller regions and tribes who, kept apart by geography, haven’t blended together as much as they would have with better transport and connections over the decades”, writes Tim.
Tim found Nepali food as diverse as our culture. He didn’t have problem excellent food and food that suited his digestion. He found communicating with the locals easy as almost all of them spoke good english and were very helpful.
If you are an adventure junkie and like climbing and hiking, Nepal is the ideal place for you. Tim writes,”Temples are poised atop hills with hundreds of steps to climb to reach them and the trekking will have you heading upwards over some of the thousands, yes, thousands, of hills to enjoy the views beyond. Most of the lower-area trekking will be in moderate to hot temperatures.”
Though the winter is cold, with some willpower and a little bit more preparation, you can surely make it to the top.
a) Pokhara – You can stroll around the lakeside area or take boat trips around Phewa or indulge yourself in adventure and eco tours : para sailing, zip-lines, trekking, spelunking and white water rafting.
“Nepal is a step off the regular tourist map. It will challenge and surprise you, either with its stunning geography, or some of the teeth-rattling bus rides you’re going to have to endure if you decide to get around on the cheap.”