Rafting in Nepal

Nepal is home to eight out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world. From these mighty Himalayas, thundering rivers

Lung Ta, the Prayer Flags in Nepal

A prayer flag is a colorful panel of rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in

Butter Candles, candles that illuminate wisdom

Butter candles are used in nearly every Nepalese temple, household and altar for religious purposes. The light from the flame

The Janaki Mandir in Janakpur

The beautiful Janaki Mandir is a Hindu temple at the heart of Janakpur. Fully built in bright white, the temple

Dharahara or The Bhimsen Tower

Towering like a lighthouse over Kathmandu, the Bhimsen Tower or Dharahara is an edifice of architectural importance. Situated in Sundhara,

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The Teechi Festival in Upper Mustang

Try something different during your holidays. Go watch the indigenous people of the Upper Mustang Region in Lo-Manthang celebrate the

Kite Flying in Nepal

It is September, the season of kite flying in Kathmandu. Rising above the city’s skyline and up above the buildings,

Nabin K Bhattrai, a talented Nepali singer

Nabin K. Bhattrai is noted and admired all over Nepal for his contribution in Nepali music. Nabin K. Bhattarai is

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Although hunting and conservation seem to be at the opposite ends of the spectrum, at Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, this is

Upanayana, a religious Hindu ritual

Upanayana is a ritual in which a young boy is invested with a sacred thread, called Janai or Janeu to

Mani Rimdu, a festival up in the Himalayas

Mani Rimdu, a 19-day series of sacred ceremonies concluding in a public festival lasting for three days is a point

Nepal on a Mountain Bike

What is a better feeling than the brushing of air against your cheeks and an off-beat trail in a picturesque

Sudip Bhandari, winner of Outstanding Educator Award

When Sudip Bhandari read a BBC article about how groups of youth in India are idolizing Hitler as a patriotic and

The Woman in White

If you see any Nepalese woman dressed in a plain white sari without any other ornaments, try looking into her

Yomari Punhi, a popular Nepali festival

Yomari Punhi, punhi meaning full moon, is one of the popular Newari festivals observed every year during the full moon

The Narayanhiti Royal Palace Museum

For centuries, the Narayanhiti Palace stood as a symbol of royalty and of affluence, and was one of the structures

Seto Machhendra Nath Jatra

Mostly celebrated by the authentic Newars of Kathmandu City, the Seto Machhendra Nath Jatra is one of the most popular

Bardia National Park

About halfway between Butwal and Mahendranagar, lies Nepal’s most undisturbed wilderness. Bardia National Park protects 968 sq. km of grassland

Prayer Wheels, the most revered item by buddhists

A prayer wheel is a hollow metal cylinder, often beautifully embossed, mounted on a rod handle and containing a tightly

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