Getting Started in Melamchi

I guess, we are capable of accepting the reality in its crudest form despite VisitNepal2020 year. This is exactly what the Nepalese people have been complaining for years. I thank the author for putting it very simply. I hope the Department of Road is listening…

“The ride took about 3 hours and once you got out of Kathmandu, the roads were unpaved and filled with rocks or holes in the ground. It was a very bumpy ride, some roads without any railings to protect us from the cliffs. Due to the recent rain, there were large puddles of water which needed to be crossed carefully and slowly. Had the roads been paved the entire way, the ride would have taken only 1-2 hours. The roads are so unstable that the only way to get to the village is by helicopter, walking or a car that can handle rough road conditions.”

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Jake’s Travel Shadow

The next day it was time for me to go to the village. I checked out of my hotel and went outside where my driver was waiting for me. He had a jeep and a few other people all hired by my company who came with me. In the car were lots of books and lots of water bottles. The ride took about 3 hours and once you got out of Kathmandu, the roads were unpaved and filled with rocks or holes in the ground. It was a very bumpy ride, some roads without any railings to protect us from the cliffs. Due to the recent rain, there were large puddles of water which needed to be crossed carefully and slowly. Had the roads been paved the entire way, the ride would have taken only 1-2 hours. The roads are so unstable that the only way to get to the…

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Nepal

When foreigners come to visit Nepal, or other such developing countries for that matter, they experience “BARGAIN” for sure. One of the most considerate and patient comments I have read so far…

“Throughout the entire trip you will have to bargain almost everywhere. Especially, if we are talking about souvenir shops, spa centres and excursions. In order to gain a better understanding on how things are in Nepal, you need to know that the average salary in the country is around 70 USD a month, so tourists is a big source of income for the local population, who tries their best to earn as much as possible on them.”

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