Nepal, Land of Adventure and Discovery

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Paragliding with spectacular views of the Himalayas. Image: Avia Club Nepal

Two Nepali adventurers who were very much in the international limelight in 2012 were Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa. That was the year when these two intrepid buccaneers were chosen as the 2012 People’s Choice Adventurers of the Year through a public poll conducted by no less an authoritative body than National Geographic magazine. Continue reading

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Pokhara—Igniting Your Spirit of Adventure

Phewa Lake. In the background Annapurna summits. Image:Wolfgang Beyer/Wikipedia

A glowing chapter was added to the history of the Himalayas on May 19, 1975, when Junko Tabei became the first woman ever to reach the top of Mount Everest, the highest place on earth. Many more women have climbed Everest since then; however, Junko Tabei is the name that always comes to the forefront when talking about women and mountaineering. Continue reading

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