Welcome to the Himalaya International Travel Magazine
We specialize in the coverage of first-hand travel stories about culture, religion, adventure and wildlife in the Himalayan countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Burma, Pakistan, and Northern India.
To inspire travel and adventure to the countries of the Himalayas, by offering excellent quality coverage of some of the most isolated and culturally exotic places on earth.
Life Changing: Our aim is to inspire travel and adventure to the Himalaya, the highest and most majestic mountain range on earth. We believe that the beauty, power and grandeur of the Himalaya is the perfect context for a life changing adventure. The enchantment and majesty of the Himalaya can challenge and change one physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Connection: We aim to be a portal of connection, inspiring travelers and adventurers to not only connect with the natural world but to local people who are at the heart of the magazine and top industry partners who are passionate about providing an authentic, meaningful and ethical experience in the Himalaya.
Passion: With passion comes genuine responsibility. We are passionate about improving the health and prosperity of both the Himalayan people and the environment. Himalaya magazine is proud to be working in close partnership with WWF Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Nepal Tourism Board.
High Quality: Himalaya is a unique and high quality product. It is the only magazine in the world to span the entire countries of the Himalaya, including Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Burma, Parkistan and Northern India. It has stunning bold photography, an excellent quality design and showcases first-hand accounts from a myriad of top writers, travelers and locals perspectives.
Pursuing the opportunity to better his education, at the age of 21 Raja Ram Giri embarked on the life changing adventure of moving from the valley of Kathmandu in Nepal to the coastal town of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. It is here that Raja commenced his studies at Southdowns college and where the idea originated for creating what is now the only travel magazine in the world to be dedicated to spealized coverage throughout the entire Himalayan region.
The transition from Nepal to the UK posed many challenges for Giri, an important one being his college associates knowing very little about his home country Nepal. How could this be? The country with the 8 highest peaks in the world including the premiere mountain Mount Everest. The country with some of the friendliest people and culturally diverse and enriching experiences on earth!
This spiked a burning desire in Raja to let people know about Nepal and was the catalyse for him changing the direction of his studies to a tourism course, leading him to produce the first ever copy of the magazine titled Kingdom in the Himalayas.
Sixteen years later, Giri’s university project is now the Himalayan International Travel magazine, it has grown from a humble 28 pages to 108 pages and is the only travel magazine in the world to dedicate specialized coverage to the Himalayan countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Burma, Pakistan, and India.
Himalaya magazine can be described as a high quality product of passion and collaboration. It has stunning bold photography, an excellent quality design and showcases first-hand accounts from a myriad of top writers, travelers and locals perspectives. Now proudly reaching over 15,000 dedicated readers every issue and rising quarterly.
Giri still continues to be driven by the belief that Nepal is one of best and most life changing travel destinations in the world and his strong desire still remains to connect people to this incredible country.
Commitment to Social and Environmental Sustainability
From the start of Giri’s university project, the early vision for the magazine was one that included building the tourism industry to improve the living and educational standards of the Nepalese people. Raja still remains passionate about improving the health and prosperity of both the Nepalese people and the environment. Himalaya magazine is proud to be working in close partnership with WWF Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Nepal Tourism Board.