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Top 10 Treks in Nepal | Popular to Off the beaten Trails

When one thinks of Nepal, one thinks of the Himalayas and the ways to get closer to them. The best way to get up-front views of the high Himalayas of Nepal is through trekking. Nepal is one of the only destinations that provide a plethora of options for trekking, with each trail equally thrilling like the other. Trekking in Nepal is comprised of amazing snowy

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Trekking peaks in Nepal

Top 10 Trekking Peaks in Nepal | Peak Climbing

Trekking Peaks in Nepal is a specific permit classification given by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). It is the least expensive permit available, but it also is given to peaks that generally fall between 5,800 and 6476 meters above sea level. These peaks tend to be less technical in nature, and are mostly climbed by the novice climbers or those with little mountaineering experience. Nepal,

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Everest Heli Treks | Everest Heli Tour – Highland Expeditions

In the world of adventure tourism, one destination stands out as the premier playground for trekking, and mountaineering. A place with incredible natural beauty and deep cultural traditions. Every spring the world turns its attention to this theatre in the mountains and gazes to Mt Everest, rising 8,848 meters asl the highest peak in the world. It is nestled deep among the mighty Himalayan Mountains

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Company for Everest base camp trek

How to train for Everest Base Camp Trek

How to train for Everest Base Camp Trek? A question that is asked by many adventure lovers who wish to step into the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and yet are unaware of the challenges it involves and preparation it requires. Everest Base Camp Trek is the premier trek that most ardent backpackers, hikers, and lovers of wild places aspire to. When the

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Upper Mustang

Walled Capital of Kingdom of Lo | Upper Mustang

A Tibetan warrior, Ame Pal, ventured into the seemingly desolate fertile plains of Upper Mustang where he founded the walled capital Lo Manthang. Situated in the vastness of the desert-like area, Lo Manthang bore a breathtakingly enchanting area of civilization which thrived in tranquility. Ame Pal was then responsible to overlooks the construction of the high walls around the village and the fortress of Ketcher

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Gokyo Lakes Trek

Trekking in Nepal: How to get started!

Always wanted to walk along the ridges of Mother Nature and feel the magic of the great Himalayas? You’ve come to the right place! Read our blog below to find out basic things you need to know about trekking in Nepal. Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas and the best destination for trekking involving the most exquisite vistas. It

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I climbed Everest expecting a rubbish dump but what I found surprised me-Ben Fogle

Just over two weeks ago I was standing on the roof of the world, both figuratively and literally. I was 8,848 metres up on the summit of Mount Everest. It was the culmination of many years’ hard work, and the realisation of a childhood dream. I have been overwhelmed by the tide of goodwill and support but one thing has become increasingly apparent. In many people’s

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Mt. Everest Day, celebrating the 65th Anniversary of first ascent

On May 29, 1953 at 11: 30 am, Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal became the first people to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest point on earth. Since then, nearly 5,000 have made it to the summit of Mt Everest. Nepal celebrates Mt. Everest Day every year on 29th May to mark the anniversary of first ascent

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Tribhuvan International Airport to operate 21 hours a day from May 21

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) the sole international airport of the country is set to operate for 21 hours a day from May 21,204. Currently the airport is operating 18 hours a day from 6 AM to 12 at night. Tourism minister (MoCTCA) Rabindra Adhikari under his new plan has directed to operate the airport for 21 hours. As part of his 100 days’ work plan,

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Poonhill Trekking

Nepal three years after the earthquake

Nepal three years after the earthquake | Three years on  Three years have passed since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal causing around 9000 deaths and half a million families lost their homes. Apr 25, 2018 marks the third year of devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal. The earthquake destroyed around 8,00,000 homes in Nepal, World heritage sites in Kathmandu, Langtang and Manaslu trekking trails and

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Bouddhanath Stupa

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

Got a free day in Kathmandu? Visit the following UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu and witness the rich history, heritage, culture and tradition.  In such a culturally rich nation like Nepal, you do not always have to go to a far-flung and remote land to witness its heritage. In fact, Kathmandu Valley is the perfect place to get introduced to Nepali culture. The valley

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Nepal Culture

Nepali culture and fitting in

Nepal, as many don’t know is a rich country in terms of cultural diversity. Nepal has a great mixture of religions and cultures. Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism, Bon, ancestor worship and animism – all religion are practised in Nepal. There are over 120 ethnic groups in Nepal and all live together in harmony. Majority of the population are Hinduism but the country was

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Elizabeth Hawley, Chronicler of Himalayan Expeditions passes away

KATHMANDU: Elizabeth Hawley, chronicler of Himalayan expeditions, died of pneumonia early Friday morning, according to the officials in the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. She was 95. Ministry official Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha informed, Hawley, the founder of the Himalayan Database, breathed her last at the CIWEC Hospital — a travel medicine centre to treat foreign diplomats and aid workers in Nepal — at around 3:00 am today. She was admitted

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Who are sherpa

Who are Sherpa?

Sherpa means an ethnic group of people from the north east part of Nepal. Sherpa doesn’t mean to carry something and doesn’t necessarily mean high altitude worker/porter. Sherpa is an ethnic group of people living in the mountains whose primary occupation is to assist climbers to the summit of the mountain.  The word Sherpa comes from two different words Shar ‘’east’’ and waa ‘’people’’. So

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Operating Drone in Nepal? Know the rules!

Drones have been in use for quite a long time now. It has become a best friend for people who love to explore as well as people who want to entertain themselves flying a machine. These days, drones have become much more advanced with lots of options in the machine such as cameras, voice recorders, miniguns and lots of other stuff. People coming to Nepal

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