My 7 Day Break – First Stop Kathmandu

I’ve been on project for almost 3 months now, which means I can take a 7 day break. Which is more like 9 days when you add in the weekend. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to but not how I wanted to do it or how long it would take! So as always I made my first stop Kathmandu.

I met up with Sanjeev in the evening and he took me to Durbar Square where there was a pretty cool ceremony taking place. Called rato machhindranath jatraI it is a religious festival celebrated by the Newar community. I’m not 100% on the details but it was beautiful!

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Nuwakot Durbar Square

On our day off we decided to take a walk up to the Nuwakot Durbar Square. Quite a challenging walk in the heat… (we should have gone earlier) but after about 3 hours of up hill walking we made it.

It was a wonderfully serene little community situated next to the Durbar Square, (royal palace). We took a look around, visited the temple, met the holi turtle and had a nice lunch before heading back down to the village.

Nuwakot Durbar Square

Nuwakot Durbar Square