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Top 10 Trekking Routes in Nepal

Planning trekking in Nepal? Tighten your boots, we are going for a trek. These are the most popular trekking routes in Nepal based on natural resources and number of trekkers. Nepal attracts millions of external and internal trekkers each year. Being the home of the highest mountain, Everest Base camp trekking is the most famous one. Let's prioritize the popular trekking routes. Everset Region (8-22 days) Everest Region has many famous trekking routes. If you are searching for trekking packages in
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Why you should visit Nepal ?

Almost all of us are busy with our life, well not with life but with the surroundings of life. It is safe to say that we don't have a content life, a fulfilled life, a life with inner peace. Why? Simply because we don't know how to live, we don't know that technology, we know the technology but only of silicon, not of life which works well to live well. Then why it is important to visit a landlocked country
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Annapurna Circuit

The day that my friends from home came to visit had finally arrived. I picked them up from the airport and we were all pretty excited about the 2 week trek that we had planned – the Annapurna Circuit. After a couple of days in busy Kathmandu, getting our permits and shopping for the last few gadgets that we needed - or thought we’d need – for the trek, we were ready to get out of dusty Kathmandu and into
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My experience in Nepal

I really love Nepal. I've been in country since June 2012, excluding a one month visit to the States in June 2013. I'm a Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) volunteer and also spent time in India for three years. Although I haven't been able to do much trekking, I've traveled for my volunteer assignments, e.g. Surkhet, Siraha. But I've also been to Pokhara and Chitwan for fun. I really love just spending my weekends in Kathmandu, walking around taking photos, especially
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Kathmandu to Chisopani Hiking

Hiking in the Kathmandu Valley can be really rewarding. Especially if you just want to get out of the bustling city life of Kathmandu for a couple of days, there are plenty of options for you within a few hours’ walking distance. You don’t always have to travel far to relax, enjoy the scenery and get a pretty decent look at the mountains at sunrise. Even though, I admit, the mountains were still so far away and seemed so small
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Kathmandu Restaurants & Bars

Hello fellow Nepal lovers and those who still want to become Nepal enthusiasts. And welcome to another blog entry brought to you by Nature Trail. My name is Kristina and I am currently an intern with Nature Trail in Kathmandu. The other day I was thinking that besides reading about the latest trekking adventures, you might also be interested in the food culture and “nightlife” here in Kathmandu. So here I am, a huge foodie myself, writing about my culinary
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Nagthali – Part IV

The terrain becomes vacant of life forms except trees and shrubs, and the trail gloating immersion into curves. The walking effort needed to reach Nagthali from Brindang is easily dismissed, because the self disappears, and the ego evacuates among the cloak of clouds floating with you. All the while the imposing Langtang II (6561 m) mirrors the scale of dominion it casts upon the deep valleys and gorges. With all my senses active, the only living souls I come across
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Nagthali – Part III

Each family owns a piece of farm – growing maize, rice and seasonal vegetation. On that very occasion, I come across farmers harvesting maize and I could not resist the temptation of giving them a hand. Those songs of harvest, the air fluttering those chorus, mud on the hands, and wet feet – all with which remind me that life, sometimes, is made out of episodes – so short and momentous – that we forget to think of life itself,
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Nagthali – Part II

When one is on the Tamang Heritage Trail, Tamang villages are obviously the yolks of the journey. But to depart onto lesser known desolate lands is a luxury on its own – be it to face the solitude, or to find oneself nurtured in pristine nature, or just to explore the depths of our consciousness. Whatever the motive, service is rendered. Read Previous Blog: Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang - Nagthali Part I From Tatopani, the trail ascends through a deep damp
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Nagthali – Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang

Nagthali – a terrain unfrequented, isolated, and attired with blanket of clouds   If there is one thing that pulls me back to sublimity, it is the grandeur immensity of the mountains – the width and breadth of the Himalayas – and the freedom of imagination that strolls about me when I am struck with the lightening speed of senses unaccounted. Technically speaking, there are spaces with in and with out each of us that sow the seeds of beauty
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Gatlang – Part VII – Tradition

Tamang Tradition The exquisite dresses that adorn the locals with their grace and delicacy have remained as a permanent part of daily lives. People still put on their typical Tibetan-style costume despite the influx of modern clothes from China. However, few youths show inclination towards fancy clothes. Among women, large round plated earrings alloyed of gold and silver are distinctive features. Lapton confirms that there is only one jeweler in Kathmandu who knows how to make those earrings, and holds
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Gatlang – Part VI

Lapton is 23 years old, running Community Lodge and a commuter to Kathmandu. His younger brother, 18, married with children of 5 and 4, is settled in the village and serves hands to his father. Child marriage is well beyond acceptance, and in fact, encouraged by the elders. You probably were ignited by the feeling that your adolescence ‘puppy love’ was all you would die for. Well, that may just come true here. Read Previous Blogs: Gatlang - A traveler's
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Gatlang – Part III

 On a distance, I catch up with four children, carrying loads of dry twigs and green leaves for firewood and cattle feeding. We talk about life in the village, and at a distance, it appears. Apparently, it looks like Lego’s building bricks – each systematically concocted as in an orchestra. My imagination is stirred by a herd of cows and mountain goats. I excuse myself from their way. We shared the same path. Read Previous Blogs: Gatlang - A traveler's
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Gatlang – Part V

Tradition goes like this. People for centuries have used the shades of trees and bushes, narrow trails, and water streams for shitting purpose. Times have changed, but toilet manners remain. I wander off sun-lit trails and witness the persistence of traditions. I did not question. That’s the way of life. Out of respect, I pause and swirl back. There are remnants of the tradition along the alleys, whiffing odors and emissions. Things have changed, claims Lapton Tamang, who invites me
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Gatlang – Part IV

In a world where culture, language, religion, identities are bland with globalization, Tamangs have preserved their unique culture and identity over hundreds of years. We owe them appreciation in that regard. Here, time is still a product factor of sunrise and monsoon, full moon and harvest. In a place like this, something like clock flunks to command recognition for its existence. In contrast, in our modern lives, the same mechanical tick-tuck decides the pace of life – when to eat,
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Gatlang- part II

 From Syabrubesi, the trail is a narrow sketchy climb that angles steeply uphill. I exhale a deep breath looking at the straight up hill I am to climb. I try to distract myself with immediate views. Flunked. Counting steps, panting, sweating, stopping for a sip, breathing… and before I know it, the sun warms my back and I am high above the valley on a new terrain – a viewpoint at 2300m. Ganesh Himal range, Kerung range in Tibet, Langtang
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Gatlang – A traveler’s epitome

Not so far away from Kathmandu, on an aerial distance of merely 30 km to the north, lies a series of valleys that hold secrets to our hiccups and hitches of the modern civilization. The secrets that we have turned our backs on – in a constant struggle to enliven the firths of our lives in the city – may just remind us to reconsider widths and lengths of our lives. We try to achieve more, wish more, demand more…
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A Journey into the Himalayas – Come live the experience

It is neither my quirky dreams, nor my religion. But there are few things in life you know you can’t go without. You wake up with a thrust for love, lust, and morsels; and yet, you know there is something else that completes you. For me, it is the mighty mountains – the Great Himalayas. Telling stories across all-too-busy ears through photographs and events is never an easy task. Because the actual experience is far removed from the atmosphere where
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“World’s best feeling” – Yuichiro Muira

An 80-year-old Japanese man who began the year with his fourth heart operation became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest on Thursday, a feat he called "the world's best feeling". Yuichiro Muira, who had climbed Everest in 2003 and 2008, when he was 70 and 75 respectively, reached the summit at 9:05 a.m. local time, according to a Nepalese mountaineering official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team. "We have arrived at the summit," Miura said in a radio transmission to Kyodo from
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Govt waives off climbing permit for five more years

The government has decided to waive off climbing permit fee for mountain peaks in mid and far western regions for five more years effective from July 16. As we received the notification from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) said it decided to extend royalty waiver after witnessing significant rise in trekking and mountaineering activities in mid and far western region over the past five years. Earlier, the government had waived off climbing permit fee for mountain peaks
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