Nepal

Nepal

This is another of my¬† old/new pages. I went to Nepal for two fantastic weeks in March/April 1999 but only in 2022 did I scan in my old photos and dig out my old diaries to put some text with the photos. I always regret not taking more photos or taking more notes but it’s been a pleasant trip down memory lane for me to revisit one of the most fascinating places I have ever visited.

During my two weeks I spent some time exploring Kathmandu and then going on a trek in the Langtang valley. One my return I spent a few days visiting the towns of the Kathmandu valley and that is how the posts are arranged. Enjoy!

Kathmandu

31 Mar 1999

Sat 27th March 1999, Potala Guest House, Kathmandu. (Exchange Rate 67Rs = $1) I arrived in Kathmandu with a hugely swollen neck, felt shivery and weak. Not the ideal start to a holiday. I’d contracted some disease while in Sri Lanka (I was living there at the time) two weeks or so previously. I had seen a doctor and he had prescribed antibiotics but they didn’t seem to be doing any good. However, I had already paid for my flights…

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Langtang Trek

7 Apr 1999

Before I start this post I must make a reference to the horrendous earthquake and subsequent avalanche in 2015 which completely destroyed Langtang village where I stayed on this trek. Since then it has been completely rebuilt. Some other places I stayed remarkably are still there. Diary entry, Tuesday 30th March 1999, Langtang View Hotel, Dunche. Got a taxi from Hotel at 6am. Already light and not too cold. At bus station went straight to ticket window and got last-but-one…

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Back to Kathmandu

15 Apr 1999

Diary entry, Wed 7th April. Souvenir Guest House, Kathmandu. “Stomach feeling a bit upset. After 10 hrs getting shaken hither and thither on the bus I checked into the hotel, showered and had a big juicy steak at G’s terrace. After a week of no meat I think I overdid it. Not a bad little guest house (I’m glad to say it is still in business in 2022 as the picture below attests). My room was similar to Potala guest…

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