To trace back the history of tourism in Nepal, there are numerous events, written and mention in the past. However, ever since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa first climbed Mt Everest in 1953, the Himalayan range of Nepal became new Continue reading
The rains have stopped; actually I felt that there was less rain this year during the
monsoon season. Hope the paddy fields were inundated enough so that the harvest is a good one, for only then will the coming festivals be celebrated with real gusto. Continue reading
On a different day each year, in the month of Bhadra (August – September), thousands of colorfully masked people are seen cheerfully parading on the streets of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur. Continue reading
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
Bruised blue clouds have mounted the sky, intermingling with the lush green hills on the horizon. Big drops of rain are violently hitting the earth, taking down the dust, and driving it back to its source. Continue reading
Pashupatinath Temple at the background.
World Heritage Day, also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, is celebrated on April 18 every year to raise awareness about the importance of conserving sites of outstanding cultural and natural significance to the common heritage of humanity. Realizing this very fact, it was on November 16, 1972, that UNESCO adopted the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, and till date, more than 1000 cultural and natural sites around the globe have been listed as World Heritage Sites. World Heritage Sites of Nepal are splendid examples of man’s endeavors in the fields of art, architecture, culture, and protection of natural wonders. And, it would be a good idea to pay them a visit on World Heritage Day. Continue reading
If you want to be part of a festival in which hundreds of people (most of them inebriated) are bent on pulling two huge wooden chariots in different directions, then by all means, you are welcome to the famous Bisket Jatra of Bhaktapur. It is celebrated for a few days before, during, and after the Nepali New Year, which this year is from 12th to 18th April 2017. Continue reading
On March 27, 2017 (Friday), the army grounds aligning Tundikhel in central Kathmandu will reverberate under the thundering hooves of many magnificent horses. Seated on the pavilion will be the President and Prime Minister of Nepal along with cabinet ministers, foreign envoys, and other dignitaries. Continue reading
Saga Dawa, which celebrates the Sakyamuni’s conception, enlightenment, and passage to nirvana, is held every year on the 15th day of the 4th lunar month (this year 01st June 2015) of the Tibetan calendar. Mount Kailash, a huge mass of black rock soaring up to 6714 meters in far western Tibet, is the main site for this festival, while, in Lhasa, a walk around the Linghkor pilgrim circuit (3-4 km) is the order of the day. Continue reading
Homestay 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