Gorkha, Nepal

Gorkha, Nepal

Gorkha is about half way between Kathmandu to Pokhara. If you are riding a motor bike for the first time in Nepal I highly recommend a stop either at Gorkha or at Bandipur (which I love) on your way to Pokhara.

Gorkha has a unique place in Nepli history as the home of Prithvi Narayan Shah, who conquered and united all of Nepal’s kingdoms into one nation back in the 18th century….. it is worth visiting though? hmmm.. the main town is uninspiring. The old town however holds some charm. Not as nice as Bandipur though..IMO. The Gorkha Durban at the top of the mountain will take a couple of hours walk to get to. I did it by motorbike which made it easier. The views are amazing and the little temple itself was a nice experience. They do milk you though if you take a camera… entry jumps from 40 rupees to 350 rupees.. still that’s little so nothing to cry home about.

There are some nice places to have lunch or brekky overlooking the valley. Nice also is, there are hardly any western tourists. It’s a local attraction.

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

And then I was the main attraction and they all had to get their photo with me.

And then I was the main attraction and they all had to get their photo with me.

Gorkha Dunbar

Gorkha Dunbar

Awesome views of the Himalayas in the distance

Awesome views of the Himalayas in the distance

Awesome views of the Himalayas in the distance

Awesome views of the Himalayas in the distance

Awesome views of the Himalayas in the distance

Awesome views of the Himalayas in the distance

The main town square is not very inspiring

The main town square is not very inspiring

View down the valley

View down the valley

I stayed here. The Gorkha In. No hot water and the food wasn't great.. but the gardens where nice

I stayed here. The Gorkha In. No hot water and the food wasn’t great.. but the gardens where nice

Some nice spots for lunch to be found

Some nice spots for lunch to be found

2 Comments

  1. Looks like you’re having the journey you were looking for. ☺️

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    • Time Bandit

      Not yet.. but getting there 🙂

      Reply

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