Best Time To Go Trekking in Nepal

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When is the best time to go trekking in Nepal? This is a question often asked by people planning to go on a Nepal tour. Well, there’s no time like now, is what we’ll tell you. Most definitely, October and November are the best months to go trekking in Nepal. The rains have stopped, the sky is getting clearer, the climate is temperate with a bracing chill in the air in-short, the weather is beautiful and the views promise to be splendid. Continue reading

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Bungamati and Khokana, a Nepali Day Tour

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A traditional Newar village, Bungamati. Image: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

When on your Nepal tour, you’ll probably be going on a long trek or two into the mountains. However, it would also be a good idea to do a short day tour or two around the Kathmandu valley as well. Continue reading

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Nepal Tour

lumbini-nepalLumbini in Kapilvastu District of mid-western Nepal is one of the four essential Buddhist pilgrimage sites for devotees around the world, the others being Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and Sarnath in India. Lumbini is where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam in 563 BCE. Continue reading

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Experience the Tibetan Way of Life

Jampling Tibetan SettlementIn 1959, Tibet was invaded by China and many Tibetans fled to neighboring countries. A sizeable number, about 20,000, took refuge in various parts of Nepal, ranging from Ilam and Taplejung in the east to Jumla and Humla in the far west. Many settled down in Kathmandu and Lalitpur. Continue reading

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Experience the Monastic Life at Neydo Monastery

neydo-monastery-guest-houseWhat do Richard Gere and Steven Seagal have in common, besides the fact that they are hot Hollywood property? Not difficult to guess (all that publicity!), they both profess to be devout Buddhists. And, yes, both have visited Nepal on more than a couple of occasions. Continue reading

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How to be a Responsible Trekker

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Collecting waste in Everest Region. Image: Everest Summiteers Association

Trekking is a great way to keep fit and see more of the natural beauty of the world around us, and Nepal is a great country to go trekking in. It can even be said that Nepal is perhaps the best country in the world to do so, having as it does some of the most challenging, interesting, and varied trekking routes found anywhere around the globe. Continue reading

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Kathmandu Valley’s Magnificent Monuments

February 24, 1975, was a red letter day in Nepal’s contemporary history. This was the day when a significant number of kings and queens, princes and princesses, and presidents and prime ministers assembled in Kathmandu to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event—the coronation of a king. Continue reading

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More than Just Kathmandu—Know Nepal, Part II

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Fewa Lake, Pokhara. Image: Eliza Tyrrell

Yes, Kathmandu is a unique place with a distinct identity of its own, and surely, you’ll be spending quite a few days looking around. However, don’t go back thinking that this is all that there is to the country. Nepal has more to offer, so do make it a point to visit some of its major cities and towns. To make it easier for you, here are some pointers. Continue reading

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