APRIl 2015 SNAPShOTS OF KaTHMaNDu VAllEY

Footage from a trip we undertook through the Kathmandu valley, a couple of weeks before the 2015 earthquakes.

The photograph on top shows the “Paulines Guesthouse”, a beautifully restored residence in Tokha, a little village north of Kathmandu at the feet of the steep hills of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. It was run by some wonderful people and we totally loved the hospitality they offered. To hear then that the guesthouse had not withstood the earthquake was a distressing and almost unbelievable thing. Below are some pictures we took during our stay. Thankfully another accomodation had started up shortly before that, an intimate hotel down town Kathmandu called “Three Rooms by the Paulines“.

There is also the “Lamatar House“, another beautiful—and earthquake resilient—Paulines holiday house, ready to host visitors for quiet stays away from the city (in Lamatar at only 20 min drive from Patan). The property is surrounded by an amazing garden, full of flowers and fruit trees.

 

Kathmandu Valley Pics

The video was made for a school project.
This video was made for a school project.
School exhibition on Nepal — May 2015
With thanks to Rupak Maharjan who gave us a tour of Old Kirtipur, his beautiful home town in the Kathmandu valley. Shortly thereafter, when we already had left the country, the 2015 earthquake hit. It is told that Old Kirtipur sits on a single gigantic stone and thus the effect of the quake was less severe than in other parts of of the valley.
With thanks to Rupak Maharjan who gave us a tour of Old Kirtipur, his beautiful home town in the Kathmandu valley. Shortly thereafter the 2015 earthquake hit. It is said that Old Kirtipur sits on a single gigantic piece of stone and thus the effect of the quake there was less severe than in other parts of of the valley.
Monica and Rupak Maharjan in Old Kirtipur - April 2015

 

The Paulines Guesthouse — April 2015

The Paulines Guesthouse


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