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Address: Between Kathmandu And Lhasa, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Nagarkot Guided Day Trek from Kathmandu
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Rebuilding Sankhu Village

I have visited Sanku village on many occasions. May 2015 saw a very different place to the village in Feb 2015 due the the earthquake. Passing through in May shocked me to say the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Sanku village on many occasions. May 2015 saw a very different place to the village in Feb 2015 due the the earthquake. Passing through in May shocked me to say the least, the utter devastation of the whole town and the silence that was in the air. I have just returned from the region and saw at... More 

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Mantua, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This village town can be reached by a car or bus or motorbike with an hour and a half from the kathmandu City. You will find the old city village with beautiful temples, squares, water fountains. In the periphery of the town are many antique statues scattered as the temples crumbled down long ago. This area needs lots of help... More 

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Orchard Road, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Sankhu is nice place it's main point to start trek to Nagarkot Dhulikhel .Unique locality and nice people.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It's about an hour away from Boudha, you would be able to leisurely strolling down the streets of typical Nepali village at its most original facade. The streets, the shops and sweet smiling locals. Not to miss the heritage temple up on the hill, which is about half an hour walk from the village to photograph the beautiful ancient craft... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

unfortunately the village was almost entirely destroyed during the earthquake in '15. The people have since tried to clean up and rebuilding parts of the village. Nonetheless it's worth a visit, if you want to get away from the bustling Capital. About 45 minuted bus drive.

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our gentle trek into this village. The highlight was undoubtedly seeing a male and female red-billed blue magpie warding off all-comers as they strove to rescue their three babies who had fallen out of their nest.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

People were talking about Sankhu village that it is completely destroyed in Earthquake of last year. when I hired a car from Nepal Cultural Travel and Adventure and I went there last month, I found horrible condition, but just have started reconstruction of it, hope it will complete soon.

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Lalitpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Sankhu is the ancient small beautiful newar village located just 17 km from Kathmandu valley. It is famous for its sankha shaped town structure. It is one of the best attraction place for both national and international tourist and also good for hiking too. Bajrayogini is one of the identity of the sankhu which stands on the hillside north of... More 

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very simple village, affected by the earthquake. Excelent place to have a close look at the rice fields.

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Thank Carlos M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Sankhu Village has an old part that I thought was really interesting nd the main attraction of course is the Vajrayogini Temple nearby. All the old Newari towns have a certain abieance that I really like. There are always curious old shrines and traditional looking people about with their unhurried ways.

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