Mani Rimdu Festival

Mani Rimdu Festival

Dance performance during the Mani Rimdu festival, Chiwang Gompa, Nepal. Image: Rejselyst

Mani Rimdu is celebrated from the first day of the tenth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar (mid-October‒mid-November) to the nineteenth day of the month. This grand Buddhist festival takes place in Tengboche, Chiwong, and Thame monasteries of the high Himalayan region, and the god of compassion, Phakpa Chenrezig, is worshipped during the event. Continue reading

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Paragliding in Nepal, Ultimate Adrenaline Rush

nepal-paraglidingFor the adventure seeker, paragliding in Nepal can be a fulfilling experience and a trip will take you over some of the best scenery on earth. The flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. Continue reading

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Heaven is a myth, Rara is real

DSC06861Undho Undho jaada hun’, said the young shepherd  who was in his early 20’s, after he shared his Pilot cigarette and had a few chat with us. We didn’t ask his name, but did ask how many sheep he had. He said that those weren’t his sheep and that he doesn’t plan to stay in Mugu for long. He wants to be like a man from his village who drives a bus in Surkhet. Continue reading

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Honey Hunters of Nepal

Honey Hunters of NepalHoney hunting involves gathering honey from the nests of wild honey bees, and Nepal is especially rich in honeybee diversity, with at least five different honeybee species found in the country. The art of honey hunting is an ancient practice of aboriginal communities who use equipment made of local materials, especially bamboo and bamboo-based fiber materials. Continue reading

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Bardiya National Park, a Prime Wildlife Safari Destination

tiger-bardia1816 stands out as a very significant date in Nepal’s history; this was when the Sugauli Treaty was signed between the forces of the British East India Company and the Nepal Army—a treaty that included annexation of the far western region of the country to the Company, beside other things. Continue reading

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