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The Hidden Treasures of Mustang

Mustang has been ruled over by various small kingdoms, including Kingdom of Jumla, Kingdom of Ladakh, and various Tibetan kingdoms over the centuries. Architectural remnants, religious and cultural monuments that survive today provide ample evidences of various cultural inputs. Paintings, wall murals that have survived the centuries are, timeline of cultural, political and religious changes too. Survived arts from 3rd ...

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Waterfront Hotel relaxing by the Lake

    It’s a very lazy Saturday afternoon as I sit by the pool with my friend Pawitra. It may be late December, but the Pokhara sun is shining warmly on us as we recline on the poolside lounge chairs.             There is a group of teenagers who are swimming in the pool. It’s not quite that warm today for me ...

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UNDISCOVERED INDIAN HIMALAYA

Tucked away in a remote corner, where India meets Tibet in a jagged crown of Himalayan peaks, lies the district of Kumoan in the state ofUttarakhand. This interesting part of the Indian Himalaya provides some of the best trekking anyone could wish for. Home to Nanda Devi and Nanda Devi East, and the two kilometre knife edge ridge that connects ...

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Riding in the Himalaya

The statement above may sound oxymoron but it is already a reality to a great extent. It’s going to be even more true and common in the years to come thanks to road development in Nepal happening at breakneck speed since 2006. Improvement of facilities, ease and reduced cost of transport are beneficial to all but especially to travellers who ...

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World’s First Carbon Negative Country

It is official: Bhutan is the first carbon negative country on earth. But what does this mean for travellers to the Himalayan Kingdom? Adventure travel and trekking holiday organiser World Expeditions takes a closer look at the benefits of visiting a country that places the natural environment at the very top of its priority list.   In this age of ...

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My month in Nepal. June, 2016

Although i came alone, i left with a lots of new friends and pleasant experiences which I will never forget. Initially my plan was to go there for volunteering to teach monks in a monastery - but i came back and got taught lots of new things from another culture and new sights of life... When i flew to Nepal ...

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Sunrise over Sarangkot

                                    sarangkot hill, pokhara, nepal  “it’s just a 10 minute walk up to the tower,” says my guide Bharart Sunar as we started out in the dark, ascending to the top of Sarangkot Hill. This is popular place near Pokhara for many reasons, ...

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Running the Nepal Marathon to make a positive impact on children

There’s nothing quite like running downhill through a sprawling forest in the solitude and freedom of your own thoughts. Running the Nepal Marathon is just you and utter peace. Channelling your inner Tomb Raider as you leap over streams and dodge between the trees, it is only when you occasionally cross paths with another runner or happen across a water ...

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An Oasis of tranquility in the midst of Kathmandu

kathmandu, nepal – The traffic in Kathmandu can drive you nuts. It seems like no matter what time of the day you go out, there is always a traffic jam. The narrow streets of Kathmandu, combined with the motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic can easily set anyone’s nerves on edge. Combine that with the ever present cacophony of ...

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The Last Shangri-La

As the passenger jetliner flew past eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, I knew I was in for an adventure. To my left, looking out the window of the plane, I could see Mt. Everest towering high above the other mountains. It seemed close enough to touch if I could only stretch out my hand and reach ...