Project Nepal – Be the part of the change, Be the part of the community

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On 25th April 2015, the world of ordinary Nepalese changed forever. Following the major earthquakes in the month of April and May, many people have lost – if not everything, but most of their possessions, and livelihoods. There are some villages, which have been completely destroyed, and require sufficient manpower to repair. Continue reading

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Royal Hike

From the shore of Rupa Taal (Rupa Pond) there is a hiking route to Chisapani Hill, which is now introduced as the Royal Hike. Once the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles had hiked from the same section, which later attributed to name this route as the “Royal Hike”. However, this hike is already in business for a day excursion.
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Homestay in Panauti

Panauti9663215Homestay in Panauti is like a sanctuary, it feels like you are finally there where you belong.

Friday the 2nd of January
On Friday morning we started our trip to Panauti at 9 ´clock. The Royal Mountain Travel kindly provided this opportunity to experience to stay two nights and three days at Home stay in Panauti city, 36km South-East from Kathmandu. This is one of the programs they have started 15 months ago with local house Continue reading

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Tamang Heritage Trail—A Culturally Rewarding Trek

tamang children

Image © Denis Poulet

 

The Tamang Heritage Trail, which goes through a route between Langtang (3,500 m) and Ganesh Himal (7,429 m), gives you an excellent opportunity to experience the lifestyle and culture of this community.

Among the hundreds of ethnicities of Nepal, the Tamangs are one of the largest groups (about 6% of the population). They are also one of the most culturally interesting communities.Widespread throughout the country, they are predominant in Dhading, Rasuwa, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Nuwakot, and Ramechhap districts. There is a significant number of Tamangs in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Dooars, Dharamsala, Dehradun, and Sikkim in India. They have six types of societal leaders: Tamba, Ganba, Bonbo, Labonbo, Lama, and Choho, all of which has a certain role to play in upholding the distinct Tamang culture. Continue reading

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From Beni to Jaljala—the Guerilla Trek

On the night of March 20, 2004, In the dead of night, about 6,000 Maoist guerillas descended on the district headquarters of Myagdi district in Dhaulagiri Zone from the surrounding hills. the quiet mountain town of Beni in mid-western Nepal, some distance away from one of the major cities of the country, Pokhara, was rocked by the sound of bombs and gunfire. Continue reading

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From Barahabise to Charikot—In Gauri Shankar Territory

Gauri Shankar Himal (7,134 m). Image: flickr/randomix

West of the popular Rolwaling and Khumbu trekking regions, and east of Kathmandu, is where begins one of the newer trekking areas of Nepal. The trek begins at Barahabise and ends at Charikot of Dolakaha district on the southern slope of the Gauri Shanker Himal (7,134 m). Continue reading

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Trekking Through Rebel Territory—the Guerilla Trek

Maikot Village, Rukum, the guerilla trek./ Image: Alonzo Lyons

These are fast moving times; changes happen overnight. Such has been the case throughout different regions of the world, and such has been the case here in Nepal too. One of the biggest changes to happen was the fall of the 250-year-old Shah monarchy some years ago and the rise of the Maoists to power. Continue reading

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Grand Yartung Festival – Manang

The bond between men and horses in the Himalayan region of Nepal and elsewhere in places like Tibet and central Asia is a special one. This relationship is a throwback to the days when the next village or the next country were an enemy and wars were frequent. Continue reading

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Ganesh Himal Cultural Home Stay Trekking

Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwaa and Nuwakot districts are at the geographical center of Nepal and lie at the heart of the nation’s history. It is from these hills that Gorkhahillsmen, led by Prithvi Narayan Shah, set out to unite Nepal in the late 1700s. Since then, Gorkha soldiers have received international fame for their bravery and skill as warriors. Continue reading
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