White Water Rafting in Nepal—Experience of a Lifetime

rafting in nepalOnce, an Irish lady exclaimed to me, “Look, this newspaper report says that load-shedding has been curtailed to only eight hours a day,” and then, in a tone fairly dripping with sarcasm, “Only eight hours!” Indeed, such is the state of affairs in the country today, and while locals have somehow got used to it, considering even eight hours as ‘only’, it must be a really unique experience for people of de developed nations, where a few hours of blackout would probably create a panic situation. Continue reading

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