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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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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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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 and witness the rich history, heritage, culture and tradition of Nepal. 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?

Who are Sherpa? The term Sherpa comes from two different words Shar ‘’east’’ and waa ‘’people’’. So together Sherpa means ‘people from the east’ according to the ethnic Sherpa language. Contrary to popular usage, a Sherpa is a member of an ethnic group from the mountainous region of Nepal, the Himalayas – not necessarily a high-altitude porter or climber. However, in trekking and expedition area,

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Operating Drone in Nepal? Know the rules!

Drones have been in use for a 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, mini guns and lots of other stuffs. People coming

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Thamel becomes vehicles free zone

Main tourism hub in Kathmandu, Thamel has become vehicle-free from Sunday.    The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has informed that vehicles excluding most essential ones including drinking water, ambulance, tourism, and security will not be allowed to move to the area.    The vehicles-permitted can only go to Thamel from Tridevi Marga. The large vehicles are strictly prohibited to enter into Thamel area.    Various

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Manaslu Expedition

Mt Manaslu records year’s first autumn 8000m summit

At least five rope-fixing Sherpas successfully stood atop Mt Manaslu on Monday morning becoming the first team to climb the world’s eighth highest peak in the autumn season, according to expedition organiser. Karma Gyalzen Sherpa, Nga Tashi Sherpa, Damai Sarki Sherpa, Dawa Chiring and Phurba Tashi Sherpa successfully climbed the 8,163m-peak by fixing rope to the main summit point at 9:54am. “Karma Gyalzen Sherpa informed

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Pluto’s mountains named after Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that newly discovered Pluto’s mountain ranges now officially bear the names of legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, who first stood atop the world’s highest peak in 1953. “Tenzing Montes and Hillary Montes are mountain ranges honoring Tenzing Norgay (1914–1986) and Sir Edmund Hillary (1919–2008), the mountaineers were the first to reach the summit

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photographic journey to everest base camp

Photographic Journey to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek, an iconic journey on one of the most famous trails in the world. Excited to find out what makes this journey truly a lifetime experience? For you, we have created this photographic journey to Everest base camp to help you discover the grandeur of Everest. The trek to Everest offers a never-ending experience of natural opulence, geological supremacy and insightful cultural

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Cho Oyu, Shisapangma & Everest officially closed for climbing in Autumn 2017 from Tibet side

The Chinese government has officially closed Mt Everest and other mountains from climbing in the upcoming autumn season from Tibetan side saying that the mountaineering sector witnessed a series of problems including an illegal north-south traverse by a polish climber on the roof of the world last month. Issuing a circular today, China Tibet Mountaineering Association announced that Chinese authorities would not issue any climbing

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