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The Trisuli road

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The Trisuli road was constructed in the mid-1960s as part of a hydroelectric project on the Trisuli River, northwest of Kathmandu. That’s the official story, anyway: the road probably owes its existence at least partly to historical nostalgia, as it retraces the triumphal approach of Prithvi Narayan Shah, Nepal’s founding father, from his fortress of Nuwakot to the Kathmandu Valley. The majority of travellers passing this way are only concerned about getting to Dhunche and Syabrubesi for the Langtang and Gosainkund treks, but Nuwakot and Kakani are both well worth visiting.

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