On Top of Larkya La—the Manaslu Trek

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Mount Manaslu during sunrise. Image: flickr/Ben Tubby

Have you heard of a place in Nepal called Nupri? You will, if you go on the Manaslu trek. Nupri is an area where Tibetan influence is dominant, and where the traditional trade routes between Nepal and Tibet are very much still in use. But, this is nothing new as far as regions bordering Tibet are concerned; Continue reading

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Hidden Valley of Happiness― Tsum Valley

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Hidden Valley of Happiness. Image: flickr/Deana Zabaldo

Nepal was once said to be a veritable Shangri-La, so unpolluted was its environment and so fantastic was its natural beauty. Today, the former, no doubt, cannot be so-claimed, but as for the latter, it remains more or less as before—rugged mountain landscapes, rushing mountain rivers, Continue reading

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The Great Himalayan Trail—A Trailer

The Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) can rightly be said to be ‘the mother of all trekking trails’, consisting as it does of a network of existing trails which form not only the  longest but also the highest trekking trail in the world. The GHT, in total, is some 2,800 miles, traversing the complete Himalayan region. It offers fantastic views of the 14 highest peaks of the world accompanied by intriguing bio-diversity. Continue reading

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The Great Himalaya Trail

Western Nepal

The Far West is one of the least explored areas of Nepal. Its area is bounded to the east by the mighty, turquoise Karnali River that fl ows from Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash. Myth and superstition remain part of the fabric of life here. Though the Nepali language originated here, it seems a distant world from ‘modern’ Nepal. Continue reading

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