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18 Dec 2017

Getting Local in Nepal’s Community Homestays

While luxurious hotels with all the mod-cons can be a nice way to travel, travellers interested in getting to know local people and culture can find this a limiting way of experiencing a country. If you’ve seen the inside of one generic hotel you’ve pretty much seen them all. But

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Mountain Landscape in Himalaya. Piramid of stones. Annapurna South peak, Hiun Chuli, Nepal, Mardi Himal track.
25 Oct 2017

The Mardi Himal Trek

The Annapurna range in central Nepal is home to some of the world’s most iconic mountain landscapes and crisscrossed by some of the country’s most popular trekking routes. For those looking for a less-travelled and gentler glimpse of this spectacular terrain, the 4-5 day Mardi Himal trek is perfect. Slightly

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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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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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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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Tharu styled huts in Barauli Community Homestay. Photo: Tashi Sherpa
29 Mar 2016

A weekend in Barauli Community Homestay

As a foreign traveller in Nepal, it’s easy to meet and talk to a lot of Nepali men. Most guides are men; men are the point of contact at most travel companies; and although many women work in shops and restaurants in Kathmandu or in family-run enterprises, most Nepalis working

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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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