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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01 Feb 2017

Major Festivals of Nepal in 2019-2020

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 and Nepalese are participating in some sort of festivals and celebrations. October 05 – 09, 2019, Dashain  A kid after receiving blessings

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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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Buddhist Art
08 Apr 2016

Nepal’s Beautiful Buddhist Art

You’ll find Buddhist art depicted in stone, wood, and metal works, most of which are images of Buddhist deities, and as paubhas/thangkas (religious paintings). Although most early sculptures were of Hindu deities, Buddhist art is an important part of Nepal‘s ancient history. While the earliest stone sculpture discovered was the

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Himalayan range, Everest region. Photo: Tashi Sherpa
08 Apr 2016

The Nepal Himalayas

It is the greatest mountain chain in the world. It is the majestic Himalayas (Abode of Snow House). It stretches over some 3,500 km and covers about 1,000,000 sq km of surface area between Afghanistan and South China. Approximately 800 km of the Himalayas is in Nepal, including eight of

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Photo: Tashi Sherpa
07 Apr 2016

Mountain Tourism

A substantial number of tourists to this small country come to trek in the high mountains and in the regions of the majestic Himalayas. Nepal’s prime asset, without doubt, is this great chain of ice capped peaks, which has eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks, including the highest in

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Innovation with lokta paper. Photo: Niraj Maharjan, www.craftyhand.com
30 Mar 2016

Shopping in Kathmandu for high-quality souvenirs

Many visitors to Kathmandu stay in the Thamel district, which is chock-a-block full of souvenir shops and trinket sellers. But while good-quality items and reasonable prices can be found in Thamel, and it is a great place to buy books and cheap clothing, it’s generally better to shop elsewhere if

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Rafting on the Bhote Kosi River. Photo: Elen Turner
29 Mar 2016

White-water rafting on the Bhote Koshi

The Bhote Koshi is known as one of the best white-water rafting rivers in Nepal. In March, with the waters quite low before the monsoon season, a day-long rafting trip lived up to that hype. The expert guides shout instructions from their perch at the back of the inflatable boat:

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Photo: Marianne Heredge
05 Apr 2015

Roads and trails in Solukhumbu

There has been an explosion of road building. Roads are springing up everywhere. Not only are they reaching villages that were only connected by rough and narrow trails, but for the past few years, the  road from China that ended ten years ago at Lo Manthang, in Upper Mustang, now

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