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Address: Between Kathmandu And Lhasa, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Phone Number: 9849093389
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Amazing before the quake

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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.

Thank BobbyJimF
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 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.

Thank Lila Dhar B
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

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

Thank Carlos M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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.

Thank Ram P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Among many old newari villages of valley, sankhu village is in northern side. One can see local traditional lifestyles, culture etc. Of this area. Earthquake damaged this village.

1 Thank swopnil-himalayan
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is the old Newari village of Kathmandu valley. Visiting this Newari village provided a great opportunity to know about the old traditions, lifestyles and cultures of indigenous Newar community of Kathmandu valley. The village is worth visiting.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It is absolutely worth visiting. Busses between Bhaktapur and the village, as well as between the village and Nagarkot. However, walking provides good views. At least two different routes from the village to Nagarkot. Both very beautiful. Takes 4-5 hours, but there are small places to buy drinks and food on the way.

4 Thank Astrid41
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I have visited this place 3 times, once in April and twice in June. I liked it better in June since there was some rain and it made for a pleasantly cool walk. If you can handle it I definitely recommend walking all the way up the hill from the gate. It is peaceful, not that strenuous, lots of places... More 

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