Mustang
16 Apr 2017

9 Reasons to Travel to Lower Mustang this Season

The Mustang region of Nepal was once an isolated and independent Tibetan kingdom. Now part of Nepal, it nevertheless retains a rugged and mystical reputation. Divided into Lower and Upper, these different parts of Mustang are connected yet also quite different. They offer different attractions for the visitor, in terms

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7 Beautiful Sustainable Hotels in Nepal
06 Apr 2017

7 Beautiful Sustainable Hotels in Nepal

Sustainable tourism is tourism that is committed to making a low impact on the environment and local cultures, while helping to generate future employment for local people. It aims to ensure that development is positive for local people, tourism operators and tourists. While Nepal has great potential as a sustainable

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The Stunning Portraits Show the Cultural Diversity of the Himalayas
23 Mar 2017

Stunning Portraits that Show the Cultural Diversity of the Himalayas

The Himalayas are an enormous mountain chain that spread from Pakistan in the west, to Bhutan in the east, as well as encompassing Nepal, parts of Tibet and several states of India. So while there is some cultural similarity between the peoples living in this region, there are also lots

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Modern Cultural Festivals in Nepal You Can’t Miss
23 Feb 2017

Modern Cultural Festivals in Nepal You Can’t Miss

Nepal is well-known as a land of ancient culture, diverse ethnic groups and colourful festivals grounded in Hindu and Buddhist culture. However, there is also a growing, vibrant arts scene throughout the country, particularly visible in Kathmandu and Pokhara. So, when planning a trip to Nepal, you might want to

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Off-the-Beaten-Path Treks in Nepal
05 Feb 2017

Off-the-Beaten-Path Treks in Nepal

Treks such as the Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp are popular for good reason—the views are spectacular, the infrastructure is good and the terrain is varied, meaning that variations can be made to suit many fitness levels. However, if you’re trekking in Nepal for the second, third, or fifteenth

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Festivals of Nepal
01 Feb 2017

Major Festivals of Nepal in 2017

February 1 2017, Basanta Panchami Devotees worship goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and creator of arts, education and music. Basanta Panchami also marks the end of winter and beginning of spring. February 24 2017, Maha Shivaratri ‘Shivaratri’ means the ‘night of Lord Shiva’. Devout Hindus bathe early in the

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Traditional Comfort
01 Jan 2017

The Most Unique Hotels in Kathmandu

Hotels belonging to every price bracket are available in Kathmandu, from budget backpacker to luxurious resorts. These five unique hotels offer style, comfort and elegant touches. More than just a place to rest your head, staying in these hotels in Kathmandu ensures a memorable hotel experience. Traditional Comfort Traditional Comfort is

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The Best Winter Treks in Nepal
29 Dec 2016

The Best Winter Treks in Nepal

The peak tourist seasons in Nepal are March-May and September-November, as this is when the weather tends to be best for outdoor activities. However, winter trekking shouldn’t be overlooked. The temperatures may be colder, but the views are often at their best. Plus, you won’t be competing for space along

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tibet
20 Dec 2016

The Monastery Circuit of Tibet

One of the main attractions of visiting Tibet is touring the region’s beautiful monasteries. While many thousand were destroyed during China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, and countless priceless artefacts lost, a number did survive. Plus, many more have been restored to some degree since. Each monastery is unique in

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Everest Base Camp: Nepal vs. Tibet
07 Dec 2016

Everest Base Camp: Nepal vs. Tibet

After returning from my first trip to Nepal several years ago, I asked my six year-old nephew if he knew where I’d just been. I gave him a hint: “It’s where Mount Everest is.” He was a smart boy, so I knew he would get it. “Tibet!” he announced, proudly.

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