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13 Apr 2017

Exploring Tansen and Around

Tansen, in Palpa District, is situated atop a crest in the Lesser Himalayas, on the highway connecting Lumbini and Pokhara. You may choose to stop for a while in Tansen if you want to better understand different regions of Nepal. This way you experience a gradual transition between the subtropical

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Celebrating Tihar, the Festival of Lights
02 Apr 2017

Celebrating Tihar, the Festival of Lights

Nepal is a traditional country with diverse customs, and there’s a high chance your visit will coincide with some kind of ancient festival. Grounded in Hindu and Buddhist culture, the colorful festivals are a good way to witness local traditions and customs. Dashain and Tihar are the major Hindu festivals

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Witnessing Tamang Death Rites in a Nepali Village
21 Mar 2017

Tamang Death Rites in a Nepali Village

In Nepal, rural lifestyles and traditions are still alive. As a visitor, you can easily witness them if you immerse yourself in the countryside for a few days. You don’t have to go very far from the capital, just be open and willing to embrace whatever opportunities arise. Such opportunities

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The Extended Ghorepani Trek
07 Mar 2017

The Extended Ghorepani Trek

The Ghorepani Trek stretches between the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but is shorter and doesn’t need a prior acclimatization. It can last between three and seven days if an optional visit to the Chinu hot springs or a link to the Dhampus Trek is included. The

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Religious Rituals at Pharping and Dakshinkali
26 Feb 2017

Religious Rituals at Pharping and Dakshinkali

Nepal is one of the most astonishing countries from a religious point of view. It is the land where both Hindus and Buddhists worship and pray in harmony, and sometimes at each others’ temples. You can see a square interspersed with wooden Hindu temples and a few streets away a

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Hiking through the Villages of the Kathmandu Valley
19 Feb 2017

Hiking through the Villages of the Kathmandu Valley

Whether you go to Nepal to climb the Himalayas or to experience Hindu and Buddhist culture, you’ll certainly spend a couple of days in Kathmandu. When you’re exhausted by the constant commotion of the city, a day-trip among the villages south of Patan (to the south of Kathmandu) is an

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Hike to the Gorkha Durbar
09 Feb 2017

Hike to the Gorkha Durbar

Gorkha is situated in the Middle Hills countryside, just 24 kilometers from the Prithvi Highway connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you don’t want to rush through the historic villages and ancient temples of this region, you may choose a one day stopover, change buses at Abu Khaireni and head north

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Cycling in the Kathmandu Valley: Swayambhunath and Ichangu Narayan
07 Feb 2017

Cycling in the Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu is a fascinating, crowded city, sometimes even infuriating. But if you really want to experience its secret surroundings, you have to put aside a couple of days and explore lesser known sights. If you are a newcomer to Nepal, it’s highly likely that you’ll stay in the tourist quarter

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Jungle Walking in the Chitwan National Park
19 Jan 2017

Jungle Walking in the Chitwan National Park

The Chitwan National Park is one of Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations, situated in the subtropical southern part of the country. It was the first national park to be established in Nepal, in 1972, and was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1984. The park covers an area

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Hike to Pokhara's World Peace Pagoda
13 Jan 2017

Hike to Pokhara’s World Peace Pagoda

The World Peace Pagoda is a popular destination southwest of Pokhara, situated at an altitude of almost 1000 meters. Visitors can enjoy views of the Himalayan peaks, as well as Phewa Lake and Sarangkot Mountain. To reach the World Peace Pagoda, you can take a taxi from Pokhara, but you

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