Qatar og Nepal november 2014

1. Qatar

2. Nepal

(Til dere som var med på turen. Vær snill å si fra viss dere finner feil i det jeg skriver.
Det er mange steder og navn å holde styr på.) (grete@emblemsvaag.no)

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endringer 14.8.2019


Lørdag 8. november 2014

Avreise fra Slemmestad kl 05 30. Flyavgang fra Gardermoen kl 0945.
Det tok litt tid å ordne innreisepapirene i Doha, men ting ordner seg etterhvert.
På hotellet fikk vi suiter, så vi bodde fint.
Det ble bare en liten tur i byen. Det var allerede mørkt, og vi var jo ukjente i byen. Dessuten var det godt å slappa av etter den tidlige starten på dagen.


Navnet Qatar er avledet fra Qatara, som antas å vise til den gamle handelsbyen Zubara, alternativt at det stammer fra
det persiske ordet Gwadar – havn
.

SNL
Qatar_Doha_flyplass
Grete har fått innreisetillatelse og
venterpå minibuss videre til hotellet.
Bak stor flere i reisefølge vårt.



 Qatar_Airways_kart
Reiseruta fra Gardermoen til Doha
Søndag 9. november 2014

In 1825, the city of Doha was founded under the name Al-Bidda.
The name "Doha" came from the Arabic Ad-Dawḥa, "the big tree."
Wikipedia


Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑr/, Listeni/ˈkɑːtɑr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or Listeni/kəˈtɑr/; Arabic: قطرQatar
[ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of
Qatar
(Arabic: دولة قطرDawlaṫ Qatar), is a sovereign Arab country located in
Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of
 the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south,
with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian
Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island kingdom of Bahrain. In 2013,
Qatar's total population was 1.8 million; 278,000 Qatari citizens and 1.5 million
expatriates. Although tiny, Qatar wields significant clout due to its natural
gas wealth and its sovereign wealth fund, which is one of the world's largest.

On 3 September 1971, Qatar officially gained its independence from the United
Kingdom and became an independent sovereign state.
In 1972, Khalifa bin
Hamad Al Thani seized power in a palace coup after infighting in the ruling family.
In 1974, the
Qatar General Petroleum Corporation
took control of all oil operations
 in the country, and Qatar rapidly became a rich country.

Wikipedia

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Utenfor hotellet vi bodde på, Kingsgate hotel

 Qatar_Doha_Villaggio
Kjøpesenteret Villaggio

 Qatar_Doha_Villaggio
Villaggio

 Qatar_Doha_Villaggia_ishockey
Skøytebane på kjøpesenteret Villaggio.
Banen er en del av Gondolania
Theme Park.


 Qatar_Doha_Senter_for_islamsk_kunst
Museum of Islamic Art
The museum has a total area of 45,000 m2 and lies on the edge of Doha harbour at
the south end of Doha Bay. Construction by Baytur Constr.Co. (Turkey) reached
completion in 2006, but the museum's interior was subjected to a variety of changes thereafter. The museum celebrated its VIP opening on November 22, 2008,
and opened to the general public on December 8, 2008
.
Wikipedia

 Qatar_Doha_fra_Senter_for_islamsk_kunst
Utsikt fra Museum og Islamic Art

 Qatar_Doha_Islamisk_senter_eclipse_illustraton
Eclipse Illustrasjon datert 27. juli 1479 AD  (Museum of Islamic Art9

 Qatar_Doha_perlefiskerhavna
Perlefiskerhavna
Qatars kulturarv er dels knyttet til den nomadiske kulturen fra Den arabiske
halvøy,
dels til sjøfart og perlefiske på kysten; Qatar var i mange hundre år et
senter for
perlefisket i Golfen
.
SNL (kunnskap og kultur)


 Qatar_Doha
Dohas skyline sett fra Perlefiskerhavna

 Qatar_Doha_marina
The Pearl-Qatar (TPQ) in Doha, Qatar, is an artificial island spanning nearly
four million square metres. It is the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals. As of spring 2012, there are more than 5,000
residents , compared to more than 3,000 residents in spring of 2011.

Wikipedia


 Qatar_Doha_krydder
Krydder og annet spennende i butikk i Souq Waqif.

 Qatar_Doha_fra_Souken
Souq Waqif (Arabic: سوق واقف) is an important souq in Doha, in the state of Qatar.
Literally translated to "the standing market," this shopping destination is renowned
for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home
to dozens of restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world, as well as Shisha
lounges.

Qatar_Doha_fra_Souken
Qatar_Doha_men_at_work
Although this market dates back at least a hundred years, it was recently
torn down and rebuilt in traditional architectural styles. I
t is now considered one of the top tourist destinations within Doha
.
Wikipedia

 Qatar_Doha_moske
FANAR, Qatar Islamic Cultural Center
Fanar, Qatar Islamic Culture Center & Mosque
(commonly known as Fanar)
is a mosque in Doha, the capital of Qatar. It is located close to the corniche road
and is a prominent landmark in Doha Bay. Its main features including its unique
minaret design. Qatar Mosque is currently the largest mosque in Qatar.

Wikipedia


Mandag 10. november 2014
Opp klokka 0400 for å reise videre til Nepal.

Nepal (Listeni/nəˈpɔːl/ nə-PAWL; Nepali: नेपाल [neˈpal] ( )), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia.
With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million,
Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass
and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the
Himalayas and bordered to
the north by the
People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the
Republic of India
. Specifically, the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh,
Bihar
, West Bengal, and Sikkim border Nepal, whereas across the Himalayas lies
the
Tibet Autonomous Region. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow
Indian
Siliguri Corridor. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis.

The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains,
including the highest point on Earth,
Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा)
in the
Nepali language. More than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea
level are located in Nepal.
The southern Terai
region is fertile and humid.
Wikipedia


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Reiseruta

 Qatar_Doha_fra_flyet
Doha fra lufta

 Dubai_fra_flyet
Dubai fra lufta

 Himalaya_fra_flyet
Så ser vi Himalaya. Vi er snart framme i Nepal.
Nepal_Kathmandu_flyplassen
Nepal_Kathmandu_velkommen
Det tok lang tid å få innreise til Nepal også. Først betaling, så ny kø for
innreiseskjema, så ny sikkerhetskontroll for å få gå ut fra flyplasssen.

Da alt var ordnet ble vi møtt av vår nepalske guide Mitra, og tatt i mot med blomsterkranser.
Så fulgte en fin biltur gjennom Katmandu fram til hotellet.
Vi skulle nå bo 4 netter på Katmandu Guesthouse ((KGH).

Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple (Swayambunath), Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath (ved elva Bagmati),
Mountain flight, Bhaktapur, Nuwakot Fort, Mahamandal, Pokhara, Sarangkot,
trekking Pokhara - Pothana, Pothana - Ghandruk, Ghandruk, Ghandruk - Pokhara, Pokhara

Tirsdag 11. november 2014

Etter frokost ble vi kjørt til
Durbar Square med rickshaw.

Etter lunsj på Festive Fare Restaurant
dro vi videre til Monkey Temple (Swayambunath) med minibuss.

Nepal_Kathmandu_gronnsakselger
Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमाडौं [kɑʈʰmɑɳɖu]; Nepal Bhasa: येँ देय्‌) is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal. It is the only city of Nepal with the administrative status of
Mahanagar
(Metropolitan City), as compared to Upa-Mahanagar (Sub-Metropolitan City)
or
Nagar (City). Kathmandu is the core of Nepal's largest urban agglomeration located
in the
Kathmandu valley consisting of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur
and a number of smaller communities. Kathmandu is also known informally as "KTM"
or the "tri-city". According to the 2011 census, Kathmandu has a population of close to
1 million people. The metropolitan area is 50.67 square kilometres (19.56 sq mi)
and
has a population density of 3000per km² and 17000 per km square in city.

The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the
bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major
mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is
part of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur), has the highest population
density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of Nepal's population.

Wikipedia

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Egil og Ellen på vei til Durbar Square med rickshaw

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Her holder slaktern og pottemakern til


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Stor teppebutikk, og frukt solgt fra syklende butikk.
Det elektriske anlegget er typisk for byen.
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Bønnestund. Det er små alter overalt.
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Munk

 

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Durbar Square
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Tung bør på sykkelen
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Fin blomsterbutikk
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  Enda en munk


  Nepal_Kathmandu_Durbar_Square_alter_i_tre
Alter i stammen på et tre.

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Durbar museum
Museums
On the west side of Nasal Chok, the Tribhuwan Museum has exhibits of items of
the grandfather of King Birendra. Exquisite stone carvings, several impressive
thrones, jewel-studded ornaments used for coronations, weapons, furniture,
wooden temple carvings and a coin collection are on display at the museum.
King Tribhuwan's bedroom, study and personal effects have been recreated and
preserved here. This part of the palace, next to Durbar Square, was built by the
Ranas in the mid to late 19th century.
The southeast corner of the courtyard has the King Mahendra Memorial Museum
where two thrones are also on display.

Palace Museum

The Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum is housed in the Hanuman Dhoka Palace
and run by the Nepalese government. The museum is part of the larger Hanuman
Dhoka Palace complex, which is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar in Nepali.
The palace gets its name from the stone image of Hanuman, the Hindu monkey
god, that sits near the main entryway. 'Dhoka' means door in Nepali.

The museum tour begins with the section on the Shah Dynasty, the last clan to
rule over Nepal, until they were toppled in 2006. This section has artifacts relating
to the lives of the various Shah kings, right from their infancy to marriage to their coronation.

There is also a section commemorating the historic changes in Nepal, such as
the repealing of the slave system, an act that cost the government of the time
Nepali rupees 3,670,000
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanuman_Dhoka     (13.8.2019)


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Inngangen til Hanuman Dhoka Palace


Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur Darbar Kshetra) in front of the old
royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar
(royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are
UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake on
25 April 2015. Durbar Square was surrounded with spectacular architecture
and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several
centuries. The Royal Palace was originally at Dattaraya square and was later
moved to the Durbar square.

The Kathmandu Durbar Square held the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings
who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds
quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman
Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman,
the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu_Durbar_Square  (13.8.2019)


  Nepal_Kathmandu_Durbar_Square_duene_
Flere templer på Durbar Square



Kathmandu Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the
then Kathmandu Kingdom. It is one of three
Durbar (royal palace) Squares in
the
Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


The Durbar Square is surrounded with spectacular architecture and vividly
 showcases the skills of the
Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.
The royal palace was originally at Dattaraya square and was later moved to
the Durbar square location.


The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings
who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds
quadrangles revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman
Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of
Hanuman,
the monkey devotee of
Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace.

Wikipedia




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Her bor Kumari


In most communities around the world, goddesses are symbolic of a spiritual
 world. But in Nepal, these sacred females live and breathe.
Handpicked from birth, these pre-pubescent girls are known as Kumaris and
are believed to be incarnations of the Hindu Goddess of Power, Kali.
From the moment they are chosen for their role, and pass a rigorous
32-stage test, these living goddesses are propelled to immortal-like status,
deemed to be protectors from evil by thousands of adoring
Hindus and Buddhists.
But for these girls, it is not just a name and status that they are given - their
whole life changes.
Kumaris - which means virgin in Nepalese - are forced to leave their homes
and are hidden away in temples as a living deity, only able to leave when they
are required at festivals and processions as the subject of worship.
These Kumaris are even considered too special to walk, instead being carried
in chariots, thrones and other people's arms - sometimes meaning they do
not learn to walk until they retire.
And the girls are banned from going to school or taking part in day-to-day
society, only appearing outside their homes or temples up to 13 times
a year.  
But once they reach puberty, everything changes for these Kumaris.
After menstruation starts, the girls are put through a 12-day 'Gufa' ritual,
after which their life as a Kumari ends - and they return to an ordinary
life that they have never known.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2654161/The-real-life-goddesses-feet-touch-ground-Incredible-
images-incarnated-Nepalese-virgins-live-temples-school-forbidden-walking-reach-puberty.html

Nepal_Kathmandu_Durbar_Square
Dubar Square

Til høyre:
Hanuman statue,
Hanumandhoka at Basantapur
Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal_Kathmandu_Durbar_Square_alter_og_ape
Folk legger blomster på alteret,
apene fjerner dem igjen.


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Nepal_Katmandu_Monkey_tempel_Swayambunath

 Monkey Temple (Swayambunath)

  Nepal_Kathmandu_MonkeyTempel

Swayambhunath (Devanagari: स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप; Nepal Bhasa: स्वयंभू; sometimes romanized Swoyambhunath) is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees' (Wylie:Phags.pa Shing.kun), for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. However, Shing.kun may be a corruption of the local Nepal Bhasa name for the complex, Singgu, meaning 'self-sprung'. For the Buddhist Newars in whose mythological history and origin myth as well as day-to-day religious practice, Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudhanath.

The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. The stupa has Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on. Between them, the number one (in Devanagari script) is painted in the fashion of a nose. Wikipedia


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Bønnhjul (ofte høres ordene: Om mani padme hum)

Probably the most famous mantra of Buddhism is Om mani padme hum, the six
syllable mantra of the Bodhisattva of compassion Avalokiteśvara (Tibetan:
Chenrezig
, Chinese: Guanyin). This mantra is particularly associated with the
four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteśvara. The Dalai Lama is said to be an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara, and so the mantra is especially revered by his devotees.
Wikipedia

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Katmandu sett fra Monkey Temple

Fargene i flaggene står for

Grønn – Medlidenhet,
Safrangul – Middelveien,
Rød – Nåden,
Hvit – Frelsen,
Lilla – Visdom

Nepal_Katmandu_Monkey_tempel_Swayambunath
Utøvelse av religion
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Traditionally, prayer flags come in sets of five: one in each of five colors.
The five colors are arranged from left to right in a specific order:
blue, white, red, green, and yellow. The five colors represent the five elements[
and the Five Pure Lights.
Different elements are associated with different colors for specific traditions,
purposes and sadhana.
Blue symbolizes the sky and space, white symbolizes the air and wind,
red symbolizes fire, green symbolizes water, and yellow symbolizes earth.
[According to Traditional Tibetan medicine, health and harmony are produced
through the balance of the five elements.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_flag
Nepal_Katmandu_Monkey_tempel_Swayambunath
Hva med HMS
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Flagg overalt
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Kathmandu Guesthouse (KGH)


Onsdag 12. november 2014


Først så vi Boudhanath, deretter reiste vi til Patan Durbar Square.
Etter lunsj fortsatte vi til den hellige elva Bagmati med templet Pashupatinath.


Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest
Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in
Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of
Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions;
various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction.
After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion,
the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism.
Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan
Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site.

http://www.sacred-destinations.com/nepal/kathmandu-boudhanath-stupa


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Boudhanath Stupa

 Nepal_Boudhanath

 Nepal_Boudhanath
Nepal_Boudhanath
Bønnehjul
Nepal_Boudhanath
En ung munk titter ut

Når bønnehjulet snurrer kan det forstås som bønn, men også som et symbol for bønn.
Inne i beholderen ligger hellige tekster (mantra'er), og den er utsmykket med samme
type tegn. Større bønnehjul kan drives av f eks vindkraft.

http://advokat-alfonso.no/a4content/?b%C3%B8nnehjul,21
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Nepal_Boudhanath


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Nepal_Boudhanath_Thankamalerier
A thangka, also known as tangka, thanka or
tanka
(
Nepali pronunciation: [ˈt̪ʰaŋka];
Tibetan: ཐང་ ཀ་; Nepal Bhasa: पौभा) is a painting
on cotton, or silk appliqué, usually depicting
a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala of some sort.
The thangka is not a flat creation like an oil
painting or acrylic painting but consists of a
picture panel which is painted or embroidered
over which a textile is mounted and then over
which is laid a cover, usually silk
.

Wikipedia

 
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På taket av stupaen

 Nepal_Boudhanath
Karl Martin tar bilde av Lise og Per

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Unge munker på taket

 Nepal_Boudhanath
Fra taket er det utsikt mot snøfjellene
Nepal_Boudhanath
Thankamaleri
Nepal_Kathmandu_ku_og_motorsykler
Kuer i gatene er helt normalt
Patan er den eldste buddhistiske byen i Nepal og har gjennom flere hundrede år vært hjemstedet for et mindre kongerike. Patan omtales også som "byen med de 1000 gyldne tak". Patan Durbar Square har flere templer enn noe annet sted i Nepal. Det har en selvfølgelig plass på UNESCOs verdensarvliste. (Smartreiser 2014)
Patan, the oldest of all the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is the best
known for its artistic heritage. It is probably one of the oldest Buddhist City in
the world.
The city is situated on a plateau across Bagmati River. Another name of Patan,
is Lalitpur. The city is surrounded by 4Stupas as 4 corners of Patan, one at each
corner
of its cardinal points. These stupas are said to have been built by the famous
Emperor Ashoka. This is one of the most elegant architectural treasures of
which Patan is very proud. About the beauty of Patan, a western lady writer
has to say this - "Patan means eternity itself and Patan Durbar Square is the
spectacular sight of Asia indeed". Really it is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist
monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings
and many visitors come here to see the these monuments. Patan Durbar
square is the famous visiting place. The square is full of ancient places,
temples, and shrines noted for their exquisite carvings.

The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social
life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious
objects.

There are three main courtyards or chowks, so named central Mul Chowk,
Sundari
Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk in the square.
The Sundari Chowk holds in its
center a masterpiece of stone architecture,
the Royal bath called Tushahity.

http://www.aghtrekking.com/patan-durbar-square.php


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Filminnspilling på Durbar Square i Patan

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Durbar Square, Patan
Nepal_Katmandu_ved_Pashupatinath
Nepal_Katmandu_ved_Pashupatinath


Ved Bagmati elva

Den hellige elven Bagmati ved Pashupatinath Temple.
Det er det helligst stedet for hinduer i Nepal. Hit valfarter flere hundre
tusen hvert år fra India.

Her kommer de for å dø og bli kremert. (Smartreiser 2014)

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Nepal_ved_Pashupatinath


The Bagmati River (Nepal Bhasa:बागमती खुसी, Nepali: बागमती नदी) is a river
of Nepal.
It flows through the Kathmandu valley and separates Kathmandu from Lalitpur.
It is considered a holy river by Hindus and Buddhists.
A number of Hindu temples are located on its banks.

The importance of Bagmati also lies in the fact that Hindus are cremated on the
banks of this holy river, and Kirants are buried in the hills by its side.
According to the Nepalese Hindu tradition, the dead body must be dipped three
times into the Bagmati River before cremation.
The chief mourner (usually the first son) who lights the funeral pyre must take
a holy river-water bath immediately after cremation. Many relatives who join
the funeral procession also take a bath in the Bagmati River or sprinkle the holy
water on their bodies at the end of cremation. The Bagmati River purifies the
people spiritually.

Wikipedia


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Likbrenning for de fattigste


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Likbrenning for de som har bedre råd

 Nepal_Katmandu_elva_Bagmati_likbrenning
 

 Nepal_Katmandu_elva_Bagmati_likbrenning
Etter likbrenningen blir alt feid ned i elva.
Nepal_ved_Pashupatinath
Nepal_Kathmandu_gutt_leker_ved_elva_Bagmati
For noen er dette en lekeplass.









For andre et sted for avslapping


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Torsdag 13. november 2014


Vi starter tidlig for å få en flytur østover for å se Mont Everest på relativt
nært hold.

Etter flyturen spiser vi frokost på hotellet før vi reiser til byen Bhaktapur.
Denne byen stammer fra de tre kongedømmene som ble styrt av Mallakongene.


Nepal_Kathmandu_flyplass
Det var morgentåke på
flyplassen og alle
mountain-flyvningene
ble forsinka.
Men vi kom avgårde og
fikk en fantastisk tur.


 Nepal_Buddha_Air
Vi går ombord i et fly fra Buddha Air. På mountainflyvningen
hadde alle vindusplass. Den andre halvparten av setene sto tomme.


 Nepal_Buddha_air_Himalaya_med_Mont_Everest
Mount Everest 8848 moh
Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as
Chomolungma
, is Earth's highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur
section of the Himalayas. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level
and is the 5th furthest summit from the center of Earth. The international
border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.
Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft);
Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft). 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Everest
Nepal_Buddha_Air_Himalaya_hellig_fjell
Choba-Bhamre (?)  5970 moh
Nepal_Buddha_Air
På denne flyvningen fikk vi også komme
en tur i cockpiten for å se fjellene derfra.


 
Nepal_Buddha_Air
Himalaya fra cockpiten
Nepal_Buddha_Air
Alle vil sitte på den siden hvor man ser fjellene.
The Himalayas, or Himalaya, (/ˌhɪməˈl.ə/ or /hɪˈmɑːləjə/; Sanskrit: हिमालय,
hima (snow) + ālaya (dwelling), Sanskrit word meaning "abode of the snow") is a mountain range in South Asia which separates the Indo-Gangetic Plain from the
Tibetan Plateau
. This range is home to more than one hundred mountains
exceeding 7,200 metres (23,600 ft) in altitude, and all of the planet's peaks
exceeding
8,000 meters, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas
have profoundly shaped the cultures of South Asia. Many Himalayan peaks are
sacred in both
Buddhism and Hinduism
.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayas



 Nepal_Buddha_Air
Himalaya fra cockpiten

 Nepal_Buddha_Air
Mount Everest

Nepal_Kathmandu
Tungt
Nepal_Kathmandu_fortausarbeide
Her blir det nytt, fint fortau.

 Nepal_Kathmandu
Fra flyplassen reiste vi tilbake til hotellet for å spise frokost.
Da vi kom dit var veien utenfor hotellet nesten ferdig asfaltert.

  Nepal_Kathmandu_KGH
Hotel Kathmandu Guesthouse (KGH)
 Bhaktapur

Founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla (according to various chronicles), Bhaktapur was the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until the 15th century
and was an independent kingdom from then until the 18th century. 

The last three Malla rulers of Bhaktapur were Jitamitra Malla, Bhupatindra Malla,
and Ranjit Malla. These rulers played key roles in building the palaces and temples
of Durbar Square.


Bhaktapur is filled with Hindu and Buddhist religious sites and art. Although the population is primarily Hindu, there are nineteen Buddhist monasteries (Vihars).
At Indra Varna Madavihar, built in 1671 and located between Durbar Square and Dattatraya Square, visitors can see two lion statues, a Patinga Hiti (water spout),
Tantric wood-carved windows, and prayer wheels. 


There are also many Buddhist monuments and shrines, including Lokeswor
Mahavihar, Prasannasheel Mahavihar, Chatu Brahma Mahavihar, Jaya Kirti
Mahavihar, Sukra-varna Mahavihar, Dipanker Mahavihar.


Many festivals are celebrated throughout the year to mark the seasons,
pay tribute to gods, and remember historical and legendary events.

http://www.bhaktapur.com/

 Nepal_Bhaktapur
  Bhaktapur

 Nepal_Bhaktapur
Så langt kom bussen. Herfra måtte vi gå. Det er (nesten) ikke biler inne i Bhaktapur.

 Nepal_Bhaktapur
På vandring i gatene i Bhaktapur

 Nepal_Bhaktapur
Damene strikker blant frittgående høner.

 Nepal_Bhaktapur
Små altere
Nepal_Bhaktapur
Nepal_Bhaktapur


 Nepal_Bhaktapur
Kongens badekar

 Nepal_Bhaktapur

  Nepal_Bhaktapur
Nyatapola Temple is a 5-Roof (Nyata "ङाता" = 5 Storeys "तल्ला & Pola "पोलँ" =
Roof "छाना"). Meaning is Five Storeys Roofed Temple. Pagoda Style temple located in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The temple was erected by Nepali King Bhupatindra Malla
during a 7-month period from late 1702 to 1703. It is the temple of Siddhi
Lakshmi, the Tantric Lakshmi who bestows auspiciousness.

The Nyatapola temple was built and dedicated to the goddess Siddhi Lakshmi
or Siddhi Laxmi, providing the Nepalese with a place to worship her.
Like so many of the other temples, the image of the goddess that is contained
within the temple of Nyatapola is viewed strictly by the priests only.
Dominating Taumadhi Square is the Nyatapola Temple, a five-tiered pagoda
dedicated to the Hindu goddess Siddhi Lakshmi. The temple rests on a base of
five levels with four Ganesh shrines in each of the corners. Nyatapola means
"five-story temple" in the Newari language.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyatapola  (13.8.2019)
Nepal_Bhaktapur
Nepal_Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur_Nyatapola_og_Changu Narayan
Nyatapola Templet til venstre,
Bhairavnath templet til høyre


This is another pagoda temple of lord Bhairab, the dreadful aspect
of Lord Shiva. It stands near the
Nyatapola temple and was
originally constructed by King
Jagat Jyoti Malla on a modest scale.
It was later remodelled by King
Bhupatindra Malla, a zealous lover
of the arts, into what it is now a
three-storeyed temple

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhaktapur
 

 Nepal_Bhaktapur_pottemakertorget
Pottery Square

 Nepal_Bhaktapur_pottemakertorget
Pottery Square

 Nepal_Bhaktapur_pottemakertorget
Pottery Square
Nepal_Bhaktapur_pottemakertorget
Nepal_Bhaktapur_pottemakertorget

Apart from all challenging trek and adventure in the natural world of Nepal,
there is another beautiful “world of Culture & Traditions” that takes you
deep into the traditional local lifestyle. That is pottery making culture in
Bhaktapur. Pottery is the art of shaping the clay into various things.
 
https://www.explorehimalaya.com/2017/07/24/pottery-making-culture-bhaktapur/
(13.8.2019)
Nepal_Bhaktapur

Nepal_Bhaktapur
Nepal_Bhaktapur
Grønnsakselgere

 Nepal_Bhaktapur
Fredag 14. november 2014

Vi reiser ca 3 timer vestover fra Kathmandu, til Nuwacot distrikt.
Litt ovenfor Nuwacot Fort ligger
landsbyen Mahamandal,
uberørt og utenfor turistenes
allfarvei.
Her vil landsbydamene ta i mot
oss i sine fargerike klær.
Vi får oppleve lokal mat og tradisjon.
Om kvelden blir det fest til ære for oss.
Vi besøker også en av skolene i området.
Vi overnatter i Mahamandal.
Nepal_buss_av_veien




 Nepal_oppvaskhjelpen
Oppvaskhjelpen på restaurant i Nepal.

 Nepal
Godt utvalg i frukt og grønnsaksbutikkene
Mahamandal
 Nepal_Mahamandal
Fin mottagelse i Mahamandal
Nepal_Mahamandal
Nepal_Mahamandal
Grete og Karl Martin for blomsterkranser og merke i panna.

 Nepal_Mahamandal
Foran: alle damene som tok i mot oss, bak står gjestene.
Foto: Lars Espolin Johnson

 Nepal_Nuwacot
På besøk på Shree Bhairabi Higher Sec. School, Ashok Batika, Nuwakot

 Nepal_Nuwacot
Nepal_Nuwacot
Nepal_Nuwacot
Nuwakot
Nuwakot Fort var hovedkvarter for kong Pritvi Narayan Shah,
grunnlegeren av det moderne Nepal (år 1769),
under hans felttog for å erobre Kathmandudalen.


 Nepal_Nuwakot

 Nepal_Nuwakot

 Nepal_Nuwakot
Nuwakot Palace

Take out a day or two to drive to Nuwakot from Kathmandu and visit the
delightful Nuwakot Durbar perched in the mid hills of central Nepal.
You could also spend a night in the Trishuli Bazaar and opt for a day hike to
the Durbar.
At an elevation of 900 m, the ancient citadel stands proud as if untouched by
changing times, amid the quaint Nuwakot Bazaar.
While the indoors of the Durbar suffered some damage during the recent
 earthquake on April 25, 2015, the buildings are still intact and a tour of
the premises is still possible. Reconstruction efforts are underway to conserve
the heritage site that played a pivotal role in shaping the history of modern
Nepal. 
The Durbar, which literally means royal palace is still an undiscovered treasure,
despite its historical and cultural significance. The seven-story pal­ace fortress
was built during the reign of Prithvi Narayan Shah in the 18th century stands
little marred by time despite a history of attacks by Malla and later
Chinese forces.
https://www.welcomenepal.com/places-to-see/nuwakot-durbar.html (13.8.2019)

 Nepal_Mahamandal

 Nepal_Mahamandal
Nepal_Mahamandal
Nepal_Mahamandal
På kvelstur for å se solnedgangen.
Barna klatrer i trærne for å ta ned
frukt til oss.

Nepal_Mahamandal

Nepal_Mahamandal
Kveldens middag.
Tradisjonsmaten Dalbat.


Vi fikk også smake det lokalet,
hjemmelagede brennevinet.

Nepal_Mahamandal
Nepal_Mahamandal

Nepal_Mahamandal

Etter middagen ble det dans.
Nepal_Mahamandal

Lørdag 15. november 2014

Vi spiser en lett frokost, så kjører vi tilbake til Kathmandu
og tidlig på ettermiddagen flyr vi østover til trivelige Pokhara.

Vi legger oss inn på Atithi Resort


Nepal_Mahamandal
Frokost i Mahamandal
Nepal_Mahamandal


 Nepal_Mahamandal
Like fin seremoni da vi dro som da vi kom.

 Nepal_langs_veien
Fisking og morgentoalett ved elva. Bildet er tatt på vei tilbake til Kathmandu.

 Nepal_langs_veien
De som ikke bor ved elva tar morgenvasken utenfor huset.
Nepal_langs_veien
Nepal_Katmandu_Buddha
Nepal_Katmandu_begravelse
Bilder tatt fra bussen på vei tilbake
til Kathmandu


 
Flyturen mellom Kathmandu og Pokhara
  Nepal_fly_Kathmandu_Pokhara
Nepal_Phokara_flyplass
Nepal_Phokara_Atithi_hotel
Buddha Air i Pokhara og hotel Atithi i Pokhara. Vi bodde der før og etter fotturen.
Søndag 16. november 2014

Hvis Kathmandu er kultur, religion og pulserende liv,
så er Pokhara akkurat det motsatte.
Lake side delen av Pokhara ligger idyllisk til ved Lake Fewa. 
Dette er stedet for
rekreasjon og meditasjon, både før og etter turer i fjellet,
og her har vi en fantastisk
utsikt over Himalaya-fjellene.
Det mest spektakulære av dem alle, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail),
ser vi også godt herfra.


Nepal_Pokhara
Nepal_Pokhara

Nepal_Pokhara
Nepal_Pokhara
Levende fisk til salgs fra kurv på sykkelen.
Historisk var Pokhara hovedstad i staten Kaski, som på 1600-tallet var en av de
sterkeste blant Chaubisi Raya, de 24 kongedømmer som fantes i denne delen av
landet. Pokhara var et viktig sentrum på en av handlelsveiene mellom India og
Tibet.
Men da gamlebyen brant i 1949 gikk alle viktige historiske bygninger tapt.

Hovedseverdigheten er den vakre Phewa Thal, Pokhara-sjøen, og ellers den
 storslagne beliggenheten midt fjellheimen, som er dominert av den 6 977 meter
høye dobbelttoppen Maccapucchare (Fiskehalefjellet).

Pokhara er et viktig sentrum for turismen i Nepal, og et utgangspunkt for turer
bl.a. til Annapurna. Den ligger 210 km vest for Katmandu langs riksveien Prithvi Rajmarg.

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokhara

 Nepal_Pokhara
Lake Fewa

 Nepal_Pokhara
Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal located in
the south of the Pokhara Valley that includes Pokhara city; parts of Sarangkot and Kaskikot. The lake is stream-fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore,
the lake is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake. It is the second largest lake in
Nepal, the largest in Gandaki Zone followed by Begnas Lake
.


 Nepal_Pokhara
Phewa lake is located at an altitude of 742 m (2,434 ft) it covers an area of about 5.23 km2 (2.0 sq mi) with an average depth of about 8.6 m (28 ft) with maximum
water depth is 24 m (79 ft).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phewa_Lake


 Nepal_Pokhara
Hyggelige restauranter langs Fewa-sjøen
Nepal_Pokhara
Nepal_Pokhara
Nepal_Pokhara
Gammel ferge. Trolig ikke i bruk.
Nepal_Pokhara
Fewa Hard Rock cafe

 
 Nepal_Pokhara
Stokkebåt

 Nepal_Pokhara
Paragliding, Zip Flyer and Ultra Light Flight are well famous adventure activities
in Pokhara. Tourists can feel like touching the mountains while flying with
paragliding, Zip Flyer and Ultra Light and enjoy the view of Pokhara valley
and Phewa lake. 

http://www.nepalmtlovers.com/pokhara-main-touristic-hub-nepal.html

 Nepal_Pokhara
Nepal_Pokhara
Nepal_Pokhara
Nepal_Pokhara
Bilder fra hovedgata i Pokhara


Mandag 17. november 2014


Det blir en tidlig start på dagen.
Vi reiser med minivan opp mot Sarangkottoppen,
parkerer og spaserer gjennom en idyllisk landsby og opp til et utsiktspunkt,
som tilbyr utrolig utsyn mot Himalaya.
Fishtail føles så nære at man kan ta på den.

Vi spiser frokost på hotellet ved tilbakekomst.
Etter frokost setter vi oss i en båt og blir rodd over til andre siden av
innsjøen.
Vi spaserer gjennom en liten jungel, hilser på apekatter på veien opp til
World Peace Pagoda. Utsikten mot Pokhara og de mektige
Himalayafjellene som speiler seg i vannet tar pusten fra enhver.



 Nepal_Sarangkot
Soloppgang

 Nepal_Sarangkot_soloppgang_Annapurna
Soloppgang over Annapurna

Annapurna (også Annapurna Himal) er et 55 kilometer vidt fjellmassiv i
Himalaya.
Det høyeste punktet, Annapurna I, ligger 8091 moh., noe som gjør det til
verdens tiende høyeste fjell.


Annapurna ligger i Nepal, og navnet er sanskrit for «Innhøstingens Gudinne». Administrativt ligger kjeden på østgrensa til Myagdi distrikt mot Kaski distrikt,
i Dhaualagiri sone i Nepals Vestregion. Fjellet går høyt opp inne i Kaski, men
toppen på Annapurna I skal være innafor Myagdi.

Annapurna I regnes som et av de farligste fjell i verden å bestige, mye på grunn
av svært stor skredfare. Pr. 2005 hadde kun 130 mennesker stått på toppen, og
56 personer har omkommet under forsøk på bestigning av fjellet. Dette gir en
dødsrate på 40% – den høyeste for alle fjell over 8000 meter.

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapurna

 Nepal_Sarangkot_soloppgang_Fishtail
Soloppgang over Fishtail (6993 moh)

Machhapuchchhre or Machhapuchhre (माछापुच्छ्रे) Lit. "Fish Tail" in English, is a mountain in the Annapurna Himal of north central Nepal. It is revered by the local population as particularly sacred to the god Shiva, and hence is off limits to
climbing.
Machhapuchchhre has never been climbed to its summit.
The only attempt was in 1957 by a British team led by Jimmy Roberts.
Climbers Wilfrid Noyce and A. D. M. Cox climbed to within 150 m (492 ft)
of the summit via the north ridge; to an approximate altitude of 22,793 ft.,
but did not complete the ascent; they had promised not to set
foot on the actual summit.
Since then, the mountain has been declared sacred, and it is now closed to climbers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Machhapuchchhre

 Nepal_Sarangkot_Fishtail_Annapurna
Sarangkot is a village and famous tourist destination of Nepal located inside
Sarangkot Development Committee
in Kaski District, Gandaki Zone.
At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a total
population of 5,060 with 1,010 individual households.

Nepal_Sarangkot_soloppgang_turister

The village is located on a mountainside ridge at an altitude of 1600m with panoramic Himalayan views.
From Sarankot, on the northern
direction we can see Dhawalagiri in the
far west . Annapurna range is visible
when the weather is clear on the same
side. On the southern direction the
village overlooks the city of Pokhara
and its lake on the north-western
outskirts of the city.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarankot

Nepal_Sarangkot_teservering
Servering av te

Nepal_Sarangkot
Nepal_Sarangkot
Vi har sett soloppgangen, og går tilbake til bussen.

På veien gjennom landsbyen ble det en del handling.


 Nepal_Sarangkot
Fishtail i nærbilde

 Nepal_Sarangkot
Tåka ligger tett over Pokhara

 Nepal_Sarangkot
Veien ned fra utsiktspunktet

 Nepal_Sarangkot
Dama serverte te og viste fram varene sine. Her ble det storhandel.

 Nepal_Phokara_Lake_Fewa
Fewa-sjøen

 Nepal_Phokara_Lake_Fewa
Vi skulle over sjøen for å se Fredspagoden.
Gruppa ble fordelt på tre båter.


 Nepal_Phokara_Lake_Fewa
Grete foran i båten og bak henne sitter Karl Martin.
Foto Lars Espolin Johnson


 Nepal_Phokara_Lake_Fewa
Øya i Fewa-sjøen

 Nepal_Phokara_Lake_Fewa
Nepal_Phokara_Lake_Fewa
Nepal_Pokhara_stien_til_Fredspagoden
Det var bratt fra sjøen og opp til pagoden.

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Utsikt mot Pokhara


 Nepal_Pokhara_Fredspagoden
Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on a hilltop in Ananda
hill of Pumdi Bhumdi Village Development Committee, in the district of Kaski, Nepal.
Shanti Stupa in Pokhara was built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji monk Morioka Sonin with
local supporters under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk and the
founder of Nipponzan-Myōhōji. Shanti is a Sanskrit word meaning peace, also widely
used in Nepali and Hindi language, and Shanti Stupa means Peace Pagoda.
Shanti Stupa is the shrine build as symbol of peace. The spot situated at the height
of 1100 meters on the Ananda Hill was chosen by Nichidatsu Fujii and he laid the foundation stone as well with the relics of Buddha on the hilltop on 12 September 1973. Nepal has two of the eighty peace pagodas in the world: Shanti Stupa in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha and Shanti Stupa in Pokhara. Shanti Stupa in Pokhara has also become a tourist attraction. It provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range,
Pokhara city and the Fewa Lake.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanti_Stupa,_Pokhara

 Nepal_Pokhara_Fredspagoden


We had erected an earthen wall near the pagoda.
We believe rainwater must have loosen the wall and finally it fell,”
added Gubhaju.
The space between the landslide and the pagoda is only two meters wide.
The landslide is believed to be around 50 meters wide.
“The landslide has swept away everything along the way.
The trees and rocks were no match for the force of the landslide,” he further said.

https://www.himalayanglacier.com/blog/landslide-threatens-world-peace-pagoda.html
(13.8.2019)
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Nepal_Pokhara_Fredspagoden

Nepal_Pokhara_ved_Fredspagoden
Nepal_Pokhara_ved_Fredspagoden
Nepal_Pokhara_Fredspagoden_ikke_sykler
Veien går ikke helt opp til pagoden,
så her må varene bæres.


Nepal_Pokhara
Byggeplass i Pokhara

Nepal_Pokhara
Tannbørste på toalett på
restaurant i Pokhara.


Tirsdag 18. november 2014

Trekking Annapurna: Pokhara - Dhampus - Pothana

Avreise med minivan fra Pokhara. Turen til Suikhet Phedi tar ca 45 minutter.
Herfra starter vi på en uforglemmelig vandretur hvor vi bak hver sving vil
oppleve nye fjell, bortgjemte landsbyer, rismarker og fossende elver.
Fra der vi går av bilen, starter stien som fører oss opp til Dhampus (1650 moh).
Det tar et par timer, og er en jevn, bratt stigning.
Her tar vi en velfortjent pause for å spise lunsj og nyte fjellene, spesielt
Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) som står imponerende stort og mektig i nord.
Fra Dhampus tar det oss 2-3 timer før vi kommer fram til dagens turmål.
Sent på ettermiddagen kommer vi fram til Pothana. (1900 moh).
Her legger vi oss inn på et av gjestehusene for natten.
(Det ble gjestehuset "Heavens Gate" på denne turen.)


Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Vi er klare for fotturen.
Første et stykke med buss,
så begynner alvoret.




 Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana_starten
Her begynner fotturen. Klokka er 09 00.
Veien fører til Annapurna Base camp,
men vi skulle bare gå en liten del av ruta.


 Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana_
Porterne bærer tungt.

 Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Nepaleserne er like glad i trapper som inkaene i Peru.

 Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Vi begynner å komme opp i høyden.
Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Karl Martin kjøper seg en banan.
Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Her gjøres lekser


 Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Stadig oppover

 Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana

Endelig ferdig med det bratteste partiet på turens første dag.
Ca 2 1/2 time brukte vi på trappene hit opp.

Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana
Lunsj på Greenland, Dhampus
ved 12-tida,
4 timer etter at vi begynte å gå.











Da vi var ferdig med lunsjen hadde smykkeselgeren rigget seg til utenfor.

 Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana

 Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana

 Nepal_trekking_Pokhara_Pothana

  Nepal_trekking_Pothana_nesten_framme
Framme i Pothana. Klokka er blitt 1435, og vi har brukt 5 1/2 time på turen
(inkludert lunsj og pauser)


  Nepal_trekking_Pothana

  Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Heavens_Gate

  Nepal_trekking_Pothana_fra_Heavens_Gate
Vi bodde på Heavens Gate (til venstre).
Bildet over er tatt fra verandaen på Heavens Gate.

Onsdag 19. november 2014

Pothana - Ghandruk
Vi fortsetter turen og skal i dag gå ca 7 - 8 timer. Etter å ha gått i ca en og
en halv time kommer vi opp til Bhichok Deurali passer (2100 moh),
som er det høyeste punktet på turen.
Herfra går vi noe nedover til den pitoreske landsbyen Landruk (1650 moh).
Vi spiser lunsj i Landruk.
Etter lunsjen går vi bratt nedover til elva (ca 1100 moh).
Derfra går det bratt opp til Ghandruk (1939 moh).
I Ghandruk bor vi på hotel Mountain View.

Nepal_trekking_Photana
Vi var tidlig oppe hver morgen.
Soloppgangen ove Himalaya måtte fotograferes
.



 Nepal_trekking_Pothana
Annapurna og Fishtail

 Nepal_trekking_Photana
Fra Pothana ser man hvorfor fjellet har fått navnet Fishtail.

 Nepal_trekking_Photana

Nepal_trekking_Photana
Porterne er klare
Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk
Ved turens høyeste punkt 2100 noh.

  Det var en lett tur opp til det høyeste punktet på turen vår.

 Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk

 Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk

 Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk
Mange trapper nedover på vei mot Landruk
Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk
Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk
Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk
Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk


 Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk
Etter mange trappetrinn kom vi ned til en bilvei.

 Nepal_trekking_Pothana_Ghandruk
Men veien egner seg best for turgåere. Vi så vel bare en bil på strekningen.
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Det var ca 550 høydemeter fra Landruk til elva i dalbunnen.

The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying 40km directly north of
Pokhara
. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 metres, and is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over
7000 metres.
With the only entrance a narrow pass between the peaks of Hiunchuli
and
Machapuchare, where run-off from glaciers drain into Modi Khola River,
the Sanctuary was not penetrated by outsiders until 1956
.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapurna_Sanctuary

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Elva Modi Khola, helt ned i dalbunnen.
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Tørking på taket.
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Kuer sperrer trappa
(eller er det okser).

Tør vi gå forbi?


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Vi er nesten framme i Ghandruk, og ser de første muldyrene.
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Velkommen til Ghandruk
Endelig oppe.
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Hotel Mountain view.
Det ble en tung tur fra
elva og opp.  Ca 800 høydemeter.
Trapper hele veien.
Ingen av oss klarte å telle trinnene,
men det var mange.


Gurung

The Gurung people, also called Tamu, are an ethnic group from different
parts of Nepal. They are one of the main Gurkha tribes.
They believe that until the 15th century they were ruled by a Gurung king.
When the British Empire came to South Asia, the Gurung people began
serving the British in Army regiments of Gurkhas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurung_people
Torsdag 20. november 2014

Hviledag i Ghandruk til å utforske omgivelsene i og rundt denne gamle
og typisk nepalesiske landsbyen.
Det finnes både et lite museum og et kloster her.


Ghandruk er en stor Gurung landsby, og nesten uansett hvor man får
bo vil man få en fantastisk utsikt til fjellene rundt.
Flere av de verdenskjente Gurkhasoldatene er gurunger.


Gurkha-soldater
During the Gurkha War (1814–1816) between the Gorkha Kingdom in Nepal and the
East India Company
the British were impressed by the Gorkhali soldiers which they
called Gurkhas.[7] Their war cry was and is to this very day: Jaya Mahakali,
Ayo Gorkhali (Nepali: जय महाकाली, आयो गोर्खाली) (Glory to Great Kali, Gorkhas approach)!
In the Peace Treaty it was agreed that Gorkhalis could be recruited to serve under
contract in the East India Company's army.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurkha


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Annapurna og Fishtail

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Enda en soloppgang over Annapurna

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 Nepal_trekking_Ghandruk_Fishtail
... og over Fishtail. Herfra ser man fiskehalen enda bedre.
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Tempel sett fra hotel Mountain View.
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Traditional Gurung Museum.
It displays the local traditional
clothes and equipment used by t
he Gurung people.



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Her fortsetter veien mot Annapurna basecamp.
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Gamle Ghandruk

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Salg av stolputer

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Ved National Trust for Nature Conservation i Ghandruk
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Nursery class
Meshram Baraha Sec. School
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Bønnehjul på veien mot Annapurna basecamp

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Fra gamle Ghandruk

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Gamle Ghandruk

 Nepal_trekking_Ghandruk
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Nepal_trekking_Ghandruk

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Skolebarn på vei hjem
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Om kvelden skulle det være en folkedansoppvisning.
Men det ble i stedet dans for alle. Her var det liv.

Fredag 21. november 2014

Ghandruk - Birethanti - Pokhara
I dag er det bare en kort fottur tilbake til Nayapul (1130 moh)
hvor bussen plukker oss opp. 

Vi passerer Chane og Kimche før vi kommer til Modi Khola (elva)
og følger den ned til Birethanti.

Det tar oss ca 5 timer i rolig tempo, imkl lunsj og pauser.

En times tid etterpå ankommer vi Nayapol.

Vi er tilbake i Pokhara sent på ettermiddagen.


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  Avskjed med Ghandruk. Vi fikk blomsterkranser igjen.

 Nepal_trekking_Ghandruk_Pokhara
Vi skulle helt ned til elva igjen.

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Vi har kommet fram til en bilvei, men gikk likevel trappene et stykke til.

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Siste glimt av snøfjellene på fotturen.

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Bussen skal fram

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Vi er framme ved lunsjstedet, Birethanti

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Fra Birethanti var det ikke langt å gå til der bussen hentet oss.

Så fulgte en humpete busstur tilbake til Pokhara.

Lørdag 22. november 2014

Pokhara

Dette er dagen for avslapping etter fotturen.
I dag kan man slappe av på
bassengkanten eller nyte den spesielle
atmosfæren i Lake Side
Det gule treet står i et veikryss,
som en naturlig rundkjøring.
Når vi så treet
visste vi at vi var på rett
vei til hotellet.
Fra treet var det ikke langt
igjen til hotel Atithi

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Før fotturen bodde vi i 3. etasjen i
denne fløyen av hotel Atithi.


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Etter turen bodde vi her i 1. etasje.

Grete på balkongen på hotel Atithi.
Da vi kom tilbake etter fotturen
bodde vi her i første etasje med
fin balkong.




Søndag 23. november 2014

Avreise fra Pokhara midt på dagen.

Om kvelden blir det felles middag
hvor vi spiser god mat og
oppsummerer Nepaloppholdet

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Vi gikk en tur til sentrum av Lakeside.
Vi hadde enda noen innkjøp som måtte ordnes.
Etter handlingen gikk vi en tur langs
innsjøen.
Der var det en fin turvei .


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Ikke alle trenger en god seng for å sove.
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Har man båt har man alltid noe å gjøre.





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Hovedgata i Lakeside, Pokhara, men litt vekk fra der turistene er.

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Karl Martin har lyst på en banan.
Vi er i en av gatene mellom hotellet og hovedgata i Lakeside, Pokhara.

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Lakeside, Pokhara
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Gamle flasker kan brukes til mye.
Her som beskyttelse over en ledningskobling
.



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Gate i Lakeside, Pokhara. I bakgrunnen ser vi Fishtail.

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Hovedgata inn til Pokhara.
Stille og rolig her, men lenger framme var det f
ullt av butikker, restauranter og folk.

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Det ble noe ventetid på grunn av
SAARC- konferansen i Kathmandu.

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Bagasjesjauerne slapper av i
påvente av neste fly.

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Lettere kaos for å få bagasjen sin på innenriksflyplassen i Kathmandu.

Vis fram bagasjekvitteringen og sjauerne finner bagasjen på trallene.

Saarc
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic
and geopolitical organisation of eight countries that are primarily located in
South Asia.
The SAARC Secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The combined economy of SAARC is 3rd largest in the world in the terms of
GDP(PPP) after the United States and China and 8th largest in the terms of
nominal GDP
. SAARC nations comprise 3% of the world's area and in contrast
having 21% (around 1.7 billion) of the world's total population.
India makes up over 70% of the area and population among these eight nations.
All non-Indian member states except Afghanistan share borders with India but
only two other members, Pakistan and Afghanistan, have a border with each other . During 2005-10, the average GDP growth rate of SAARC stood at an impressive
8.8% p.a., But it slowed to 6.5% in 2011 largely because of slowdown in India
which accounts for nearly 80% of SAARC's economy.


The idea of regional political and economical cooperation in South Asia was
first raised in may 2 1980 by zia ur rahaman and the first summit was held in
Dhaka on 8 December 1985, when the organisation was established by the
governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and
Sri Lanka
. Since then the organisation has expanded by accepting one new full
member, Afghanistan, and several observer members.

The SAARC policies aim to promote welfare economics, collective self-reliance
among the countries of South Asia, and to accelerate socio-cultural development
in the region. The SAARC has developed external relations by establishing
permanent diplomatic relations with the EU, the UN (as an observer), and other multilateral entities. The official meetings of the leaders of each nation are held annually whilst the foreign ministers meet twice annually.
The 18th SAARC Summit was held in Kathmandu from 26-27 November 2014.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Asian_Association_for_Regional_Cooperation
Mandag 24. november 2014


Avreise fra Kathmandu ca kl 2050
og vi lander i Doha rundt midnatt.
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Senga i hagen på hotellet i
Kathmandu var populær



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Salg av varer laget av søppel.
Søppelet er grundig vasket før det blir laget mange fine ting av det.

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Elektrikere i arbeid
Nepal_Kathmandu_Mitra_med_dal-bhat-skjorte
Mitra fikk Dal bhat t-skjorte
som avskjedsgave


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Vi venter på transport til flyplassen.

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Kathmandu flyplass
Det var strenge sikkerhetskontoller på og rundt flyplassen
på grunn av Saarc konferansen.
Avreisen fra hotellet ble derfor noen timer tidligere enn planlagt.

Til høyre er vi framme på flyplassen, i veldig god tid.
Halvparten av bilene i byen
hadde kjøreforbud.
Registreringsnummer med oddetall den ene dagen,
med partall
den andre.
Dermed ble det mye bedre flyt i trafikken enn vanlig.
Det var heller ikke så strenge sikkerhetstiltak som da
vi kom fra Pokhara dagen før.

Tirsdag 25. november 2014

Avreise Doha ca kl 0245 til København.
Derfra skulle 5 fra gruppa vår til Oslo og 5til Trondheim

For oss (Karl Martin og Grete) fortsatte reise med flytog til Lysaker,
buss til Slemmestad og derfra de siste ti minuttene til fots.

Deilig å være hjemme,
men det hadde vært en fantastisk fin tur.


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