Patan Durbar Square, once famous for the Kings of Patan is situated in the heart of Lalitpur district which is the demonstration of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the art. Patan is also called the “City of Fine Arts” and is famous for its traditional crafts and rich artistic heritage. The major attractions of Patan Durbar Square are Chyasim Dewal Krishna Temple, Taleju Bell, The Royal Palace Complex, Hari Shankar Temple, Char Narayan Temple or Jagannarayan Temple, Krishna Mandir, Golden Garuda Statue, Yognarendra Malla Statue, Vishwanath Temple, Bhimsen Mandir Temple.
Krishna Mandir in the Patan Durbar Square was built to honor an incarnation of Vishnu. Krishna fought by the side of the Pandavas in the Mahabharat war to assure that truth would prevail. The best place, however, to see metal sculpture is the Hiranya Varna Mahabiliar, the “Golden Temple.” It is a Newar monastery which contains wall paintings, fourteenth-century statues, and scriptures.
The Sundari Chowk contains exquisite samples of woodcarvings, stone, and metal sculpture. A huge stone platform in this chowk is the seat of a holy king who endured great penance in search of eternal ecstasy. It is said that he slept outside on this chilly stone platform in the bitter cold of Kathmandu winters and spent hours in the monsoon rains. Patan Durbar Square has been listed as one of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites. The Newari arts representing the native culture of the town hypnotize any visitor.
If you can walk 5 miles a day and are in good aerobic shape (with a doctor’s approval), you can do fine and make it. The actual trekking is on mostly level ground with a few sections of steep hillsides – up and down. You should not carry more than a light day pack with a jacket, water and snacks. However, it is the altitude that creates the main issues. That said, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy the overall experience.
There’s no specific training needed if you are reasonably fit. If you are completely sedentary, then yes some cardiovascular training would be recommended. Stair climbing or hill walking will get most people ready. Remember you’ll be walking up and down rough paths for 8-12 days. You’ll be at altitude too which will make things much harder. Having a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your trek more and always remember, it’s not a race!
October, November and December is Nepal’s peak season and it is the best time to go trekking.
February, March and April is the end of the dry season and it is the second best time of the year to go trekking.
November, December, January and February, the sky is clear, but it can be very cold in the mountain. May to June is Nepal’s hot season and it can get very warm indeed. June to September is the monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.
01: Large backpack/rucksack:
02: Day pack or day rucksack:
03: Sleeping bag:
04: Down jacket:
05: Trekking/Hiking shoes
06: Fleece jacket
07:Drinking water bottle-Aluminum
08: Sun glass
09: Wool hat and Sun cap
11: Walking Poole
12: Torch or head lamp
It depends on your route, but EBC trek usually takes about 15 days. We suggest you not to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You will be landed in Lukla at (9,250 feet) and go to EBC at (17,500 f.). If you go too fast or rush your itinerary, you might get altitude sickness which is harmful.
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