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responsible-tourism
20 Oct 2016

Tourism: Making it Sustainable

By the day, tourism is spreading across the globe. Once just the preserve of the relatively rich from developed countries, increasing prosperity in countries like India and China having meant that now far more people are on the move, finding ways to enjoy their leisure time. Tourism is an important

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trekking-in-tibet
19 Oct 2016

Trekking in Tibet

Trekking in Tibet offers you the opportunity to explore an incredible landscape and catch a glimpse of an ancient lifestyle. It is a fantastic experience and quite different to trekking in Nepal. The landscape does not come well-equipped with conveniently-spaced tea house accommodation, nor a ready supply of people waiting

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trekking-in-the-himalayas
18 Oct 2016

Staying Healthy While Trekking in the Himalayas

My original Asian itinerary didn’t include Nepal. I only went to the beautiful country to renew my Indian visa. I’m so glad I did–despite the beating my body took in the Himalayas. I wasn’t prepared for the activities I chose to do in Nepal. As the old adage goes, you

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momo-making-class-nepal
17 Oct 2016

Momo Making (and Eating) in Nepal

I’ve hiked the Himalayas and I’ve dived in Malaysian waters, but the Momo cooking course in Nepal remains one of the most fun activities I’ve done while traveling. Sometimes we travel to escape the hustle and bustle of the daily rat race; sometimes it’s to embark on an exhilarating adventure,

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stir-fried-chicken-salad-revolution-cafe
16 Oct 2016

Feeling peckish?

Here are a few personal favourite restaurants in Kathmandu, and in around Thamel. Whether you want dal bhat or local Newari dishes, or fancy something from elsewhere in the world, Kathmandu has a wide choice of cuisines. Cafe Chikusa, Jyatha, Thamel My favourite cafe, this Japanese partnership offer the best

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Nilgiri and Rhododendrons
13 Oct 2016

Trek Among Blooming Rhododendrons in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan

Rhododendron in Nepal is known as Gurans; it is indigenous to the High Himalayas, and is also the national flower of Nepal. Indo-Burma and South Central China are considered biodiversity hotspots—that is, areas of high animal and plant diversity, but with high rates of habitat destruction. One group of plants

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newars-of-patan
04 Oct 2016

The Newari Metalsmiths of Patan

The Newars are a major ethnic group of the Kathmandu Valley, and one of the attractions of the Newari towns—Patan, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur, in particular—is the beautiful handicrafts on display. Intricate wood carving, bronze religious statues, elaborately adorned pagoda temples, exquisite stone carving. Indeed, much of what is taken to

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panauti-homestay-nepal
03 Oct 2016

A Perfect Break from the City at Panauti Community Homestay

Panauti Community Homestay – A Perfect Break from the City. As lovely as many of Nepal’s hotels are, many visitors want to get a bit closer to ordinary Nepali people and to learn about how they live. A visit to Panauti Community Homestay is the perfect way to experience Nepali

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29 Sep 2016

A Smart New Hotel with a Twist: Traditional Comfort

Traditional Comfort is a new and stylish boutique hotel in Kathmandu, but it comes with a twist: as the name suggests, it is equipped with modern comforts, but the design principles are traditionally Nepali. Traditional Comfort sets itself apart from many  boutique hotels in Kathmandu—and indeed, the world over—for its

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indra-jatra-kumari
20 Sep 2016

Indra Jatra

Indra Jatra   The festival where Gods and Human amass. Natives of the Kathmandu Valley admit the atmosphere and the ambiance of the capital city, Kathmandu, throughout the Indra Jatra festival has a different liveliness. Which is, of course, because of the enthusiasm of the volunteers commencing the festival, some

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Bhaktapur
31 Aug 2016

Nepal Tours: The Top Five

Nepal Tours – Beauty Comes in Simplicity. Though many people head straight to the towering Himalayas and mountain trekking circuits the moment they touch down, Nepal is a lot more than simply altitudes and conquered peaks. So, if you want to see as much of this mountain kingdom as possible during

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Gai Jatra Nepal
25 Aug 2016

Upcoming festivals of Nepal with Dates

Festivals of Nepal. Festivals in Nepal are as number as there are days in a year. Blessed to be one of the most diverse countries in the world, almost everyday Nepal is participating in some sort of festivals and celebrations. Teej Festival – 4th September, 2016 Teej is a festival

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Everest Base Camp
19 Aug 2016

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trek to Everest Base Camp…is just the beginning. Nepal is packed with unbelievable scenery, iconic trekking routes, and breathtaking experiences. And of all the trips out there, the Everest Base Camp trek has got to be one of the most popular. However, for some people who would travel around the

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Patan Nepal
16 Aug 2016

TOP 5 PLACES IN KATHMANDU FOR HISTORY LOVERS

When you are in Kathmandu, and looking for to experience the history of Nepal, here are top 5 places in Kathmandu, mostly for history lovers, that you must visit so as to widen your artistic horizons. Okay, so Kathmandu, at present, is not the Shangri-La as it once was. Modern

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Rara lake, mugu nepal
14 Jul 2016

Rara – The Queen of Lakes

After four failed attempts, to visit the isolated district of Mugu and its gem – Rara, I was invited to join a group of 5 friends who had been planning the trip for a long time. With the recent road construction that extends from the Karnali Highway to the entrance

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Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Photo: Tashi Sherpa
12 Jul 2016

The ABC of Trekking – Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp. The very foothills of the world’s deadliest mountain massif. I always used to get chills by just thinking of this Himalayan eight-thousander and that morning I was standing right before it. The small base camp, comprised of 5-6 lodges and a camping site area is located in

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Culture & Tradition

A Weekend in Boudhanath at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
28 Jun 2017

A Weekend in Boudhanath at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Although most visitors to Kathmandu opt to stay in Thamel—the central neighbourhood full of travel companies, hotels, souvenir shops and restaurants—a calmer alternative is Boudhanath, or Boudha for short. The area is known especially as a Tibetan enclave. The Boudhanath stupa is the holiest Tibetan Buddhist site outside of Tibet

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Sunset at Barauli Community Homestay
10 May 2017

6 Nepal Holidays that Don’t Involve Climbing a Mountain

The Himalayan nation of Nepal—home to eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world—is rightly known as the ultimate destination for adventure seekers. However, you don’t have to be a mountain climber or a super-fit long-distance trekker to explore the country and see some of its best sights. Travellers

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Lo Manthang
23 Apr 2017

Exploring Lo Manthang, the Capital of Upper Mustang

It’s eight o’clock in the morning in Lo Manthang. The monks are still asleep, just like the five Tibetan mastiffs guarding the courtyard of the monastery. We peek inside the temple door, where a young monk looks back at us, rubbing the sleep from his eyes. He jumps up from

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