The last few decades brought in a lot of changes(political, economic and in the physical landscape) in Kathmandu as well as in the whole country. Here's just a glimpse of the changing landscape of Kathmandu. While the new photos are from Explore Himalaya's archive, the old pictures have been sourced from " Images of a Century – The Changing Townscapes of Kathmandu Valley."
Now – 2012
Bhaktapur Durbar Square – Sometime before the great earthquake of 1934.
Now – 2012 (Thanks to the German funded Bhaktapur Durbar Square restoration project, everything looks ship shape!)
Rani Pokhari in central Kathmandu
Now – Though the picture has not been taken from the same vantage point, one can see the difference in the landscape.
Then- before 1934
Now – 2012
Thapathali – Kupondol Bridge – River Bagmati
Residents of Kathmandu know what has become of this once beautiful spot. The least said the better.
Discover the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley with our Cultural Tours
Apart from a small organizational difficulty on the way, we had a fantastic trek to Rara Lake
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.