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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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09 Jun 2016

Places to buy high-quality trekking gear in Nepal

Many travellers arrive in Nepal with their bags full to the brim, already carrying everything they think they will need for their trekking or mountaineering excursion. And while it definitely is a good idea to bring your already well-worn-in trekking boots with you, or any special items that you can’t

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Nepal trekking equipments
06 Jun 2016

Essential packing list for trekking in Nepal

So you’ve made the decision to go on an amazing Himalayan trek. Congratulations! You will definitely have a great time. But what should you pack!? Packing too much or too little is one of those details that can spoil a trip, but how much is too much (or too little)

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30 May 2016

14 frequently asked questions about trekking in Nepal

What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing? You can do all three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might

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Kid at Debuche plays outside his home on the way to Phakding everest region
17 May 2016

20 Photos of the Everest Region We Can’t Stop Looking at

    Want to go there? Have a look at what Royal Mountain Travel can offer you in the Everest region: High Road to Everest Base Camp Trek Everest Panorama Trek Everest Monasteries Trek Inspired? For more ideas about what to do in the Everest region, have a look at Inside Himalayas: Tips for

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12 May 2016

Unsung Heroes of Himalayas

Born in 1966, Shekhar Kadariya spent his childhood running and playing alike every kid, but in one of the flat lands of Nepal, Jhapa. While filling up the blanks of his childhood to his teenage, he never received such an opportunity to have the slightest glimpse of the mountains. Of course,

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Fewa lake, Pokhara. Photo: Sudeep Singh
05 May 2016

Post-trek relaxation in Pokhara

As Pokhara is a convenient—often essential—starting point for many treks in the Annapurna region, it makes sense to make time in your itinerary for the small, pretty city. But post-trek, you may be too tired to partake in any of the active pursuits that Pokhara is known for, such as

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Mohare Dnada, highest point on Annapurna Community Trek.
04 May 2016

Why you’ll love the accommodation on the Annapurna Community Trek

Nepal is renowned as an excellent trekking destination partly because of the abundance and quality of accommodation available to trekkers. ‘Teahouse trekking’ is a household name that practically defines trekking in Nepal, and ‘teahouses’ refers to the simple, locally run lodges that can be found along popular trekking routes. While

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Panauti Community Homestay
01 May 2016

Hats off to Panauti!

This delightfully picturesque town in the Kathmandu Valley is a survivor, not only of the earthquakes of April and May 2015, but also of the majority of major quakes which have occurred during the 20th century.  It is widely believed its safety is more certain because it is built on

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birdwatching in Kathmandu
28 Apr 2016

Birdwatching in the Kathmandu Valley

The Kathmandu Valley boasts well over 400 species of recorded bird species and provides an unbelievable range of habitats for the birds that reside, migrate or pass through. In spite of rapid urbanization and the human degradation of habitats in the Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings, that these beautiful feathered

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Bisket Jatra - Bhaktapur
27 Apr 2016

Bhaktapur: City of Festivals

An ancient Newar city in the Kathmandu Valley 13 kilometers from Kathmandu, this was the largest of the three Newar kingdoms in the valley. It was Nepal’s capital until the second half of the 15th century. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its temple complexes, traditional wood

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Bouddhanath Stupa under renovation after Nepal earthquake. Photo: Sudeep Singh
24 Apr 2016

Post-Earthquake stroll through Kathmandu

Any delusions of the scale of destruction within Kathmandu were completely blown away after seeing with my own eyes. Scanning the streets as the taxi made its way from the airport, the apprehension of seeing widespread destruction following the earthquakes in Nepal faded quickly. In fact at first it was

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Everest Base Camp Trekking. Photo: Tashi Sherpa
22 Apr 2016

Let’s spot a Yeti back home!

I write this blog, especially for friends and Nepalese living abroad. I am a Nepali and I work in Bangalore, India. I went home in October 2015, my first visit since the quake. Houses are still standing in my neighborhood and that’s a blessing. I couldn’t venture far and wide

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Common Brimstone. Photo: Piet van der Poel
22 Apr 2016

Butterflies in Nepal

Some trekkers come to Nepal solely to see the majestic Himalayan mountains. Often they do not realise that there is so much else to be seen, ranging from historical cultural monuments and idyllic villages to the obvious and less obvious representatives of the native flora and fauna. Butterflies are often

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Culture & Tradition

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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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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The Mystical Kingdom of Lo
09 Apr 2017

The Mystical Kingdom of Lo

Tucked away behind the Himalayas and bordering Tibet lies one of Nepal’s most remote and special places: Upper Mustang, or the former Kingdom of Lo. For a long time, this Tibetan kingdom was isolated from the rest of Nepal. Until 1992 it was even forbidden for foreigners to enter the

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