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28 May 2017

Reasons to Visit Nepal in the ‘Off-season’

Many travellers will only visit a place in the ‘peak season’, which usually correspond with when weather is good and/or reliable. And while most experienced travellers will have at least one cautionary tale of a place that just shouldn’t be visited in the ‘off-season’ (mine is the Salzkammergut Lake District

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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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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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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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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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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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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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