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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 ...

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THE MID WESTERN NEPAL – JUMLA DISTRICT

The mid western Nepal is a place where time seems to stand still. Althought is one of the poorest zone in the whole country, you can find richness everywhere, from beautiful untouched landscape to wonderful hospitable people who always smile, instill in you truly happiness. A wonderful place to visit in Karnali area is the Jumla District, especially during the ...

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Mount Kailash: Sacred Routes Making Ways for Sustainability

Invoking visions of splendour and spiritual liberation,one of the ancient scriptures in Sanskrit, the‘Skanda Purana’glorifies Himalaya as, “There are no other mountains like Himachal for there are found Mount Kailas and Lake Manasarovar. As the dew is dried up by the morning sun, so are the sins of humankind by the sight of Himachal.” Located ina spectacular proximity to each ...

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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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Kashmir, A Living Landscape

Kashmir is one of those places that many people have heard of but ask them to point it out on a map and they would be unsure as to its global location. It is in fact the most northern region of South Asia, squeezed between Pakistan to the west, Himachal Pradesh to the south and China to the east.  As ...

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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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North India by Motorcycle

I never quite expected I’d be able to ride a motorcycle across northern India,especially when I thought of the poor road conditions and the descriptions I’d heard of the chaos of traffic – cows, rickshaws, beggars. But when I was offered a second-hand Royal Enfield Bullet for a pretty reasonable price, I couldn’t resist the temptation to give it a try.  I was ...

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In Search of the Fearless Living Goddess

When life gives you something that makes you feel afraid, that’s when life gives you a chance to be brave”. I contemplated this quote in my living room in England with a steaming hot cup of tea, I asked myself, ‘So, what makes me feel afraid?’ The answer came like a stone in the bottom of my stomach. Being alone. ...