Ok, so finally I have some time this morning to get back to blogging about Nepal. After leaving Pokhara and flying to Kathmandu, we had to get a car to take us an hour outside of the city and up a windy mountain road to the small town of Nagarkot. It boasts to have the best views of the Himalayas and it did not disappoint.

Our Hotel

Our Hotel

We stayed at the Hotel Chatauri. It was a great place. This is the main hall with the lobby and restaurant. The whole hotel is comprised of 4 buildings with different rooms and the garden areas between the buildings is really beautiful.

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our wrap around balcony

our wrap around balcony

our room

our room

our heater - it was much colder up in the mountains!

our heater – it was much colder up in the mountains!

DSCN3374great view from the balcony!

The next morning we got up early to watch the sun rise over the Himalayas:

DSCN3214DSCN3218DSCN3210DSCN3221The view from 6,120 feet!DSCN3225

DSCN3226After the sunrise and some breakfast (Tibetan bread, honey, and eggs!) we decided to hike up to the watch tower for some more great views. The hike was about one hour each way along a nice paved road.

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The tower at the top - ladder did not reach the bottom so you just had to jump up a climb

The tower at the top – ladder did not reach the bottom so you just had to jump up a climb

Scott was brave enough to climb

Scott was brave enough to climb

view from the top of the tower

view from the top of the tower

prayer flags

prayer flags

DSCN3321The hike is only allowed in the morning because you have to hike through army training territory. On our way back down we saw many of the soldiers getting set up for training, lining the roads, stationed along the mountains. It was really interesting and really intimidating. Of course I took not pictures but we did see this and snapped some shots:

DSCN3346DSCN3348On the way back we found this great little local place and got some tea:

DSCN3352That night we found a cool Tibetan place to eat dinner:

DSCN3381DSCN3375DSCN3383Of course Scott got the local brew called Tonga – its hot water with fermented millet seeds. And with that I will end my post – but stayed tuned there will still be two more posts about Nepal to come!

 

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