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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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Tawang: Hidden Shangri-La of the Himalayan Mountains

Tawang, the Himalayan paradise situated in the extreme north-western corner of Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India, bordering Tibet (China) in the north and Bhutan in the south-west, is a traveller’s hidden Shangri-La. No matter how awesomely awful the road condition or how uncompromisingly hard the terrain, travelers still make it to this “off the beaten track” destination. Tawang is best ...

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Relaxing among the mountains of Bangladesh

bandarban,  bangladesh – It is late afternoon and the skies are threatening rain again over the mountains of Bangladesh. Wait a minute, you say. There are mountains in Bangladesh?  Believe it or not, there are and they are some of the most impressive areas of this South Asian country.            The vast majority of the country ...

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Handicap International Supports Disable Children in Nepal

For people with disabilities and those injured as a result of natural disasters or war, physical rehabilitation is the first step towards regaining independence. Sadly, in countries such as Nepal, disabled and injured people struggle to access the care they need and can easily find themselves excluded and forgotten. People like eight-year-old Khembro. On the 25th April last year, she ...

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The Himalayan villages are calling

The BOOK “The Himalayan Bond” Author and locally born, Puran Bhardwaj explores some of the wonders of the region and the challenges ahead for these remote communities.’ Poverty and Struggle:There is plenty of talk around the world about sustainable economic growth in countries like India and Nepal.  However, unfortunately, the truth is quite different. Millions of people in India still ...

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Tibet – Staged Just For You

It’s a bizarre scene. Maybe not at first look, but if you know the history of this place – the Potala Palace – and the position of its former resident the Dalai Lama in today’s China - it truly is bizarre. Picture a mass of Chinese tourists, squeezing, flocking to get into the carefully staged rooms situated on the gigantic ...

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Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival – kimff

By the early 21st century Nepal was facing the dawn of a new era, the King had been deposed and various political parties had taken over as the constitutional assembly with an elected President as the head of state. In general terms the country was finding its new feet. Nepal is a particularly resilient nation, with suspect leadership and a ...

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The War between Gods and Demons

Kumbhmela one of the world’s largest gathering, where people come uninvited to seek solace through religion. This most venerated festival in India is full of different colours hues of people-masses, individuals, religious rituals, faith, believes, akhadas, sadhus, naga sadhus, leadership in religion and its impact on people. Kumbhmela is organised at the large scale with spiritualism and religion on one ...