Ladakh attractions

Leh Palace

Set deep in the Indian Himalayas on the western edge of the Tibetan plateau, Ladakh, or “Little Tibet” is a mystical land that remains untouched by the outer world. Ladakh – the ‘Land of the High Passes’ – is among the most stunning parts of the Indian Himalayas. An oasis of tranquility and natural beauty, Ladakh is an ideal retreat for those living in cosmopolitan cities. Here we have listed some of the noteworthy attractions from around Ladakh: Read More

Hydrate Wisely! 10 Foods and Drinks That Will Help You Prepare for and Avoid Heat Exhaustion

Both heat exhaustion and sunstroke are associated with severe dehydration and long exposure to high temperatures. The number one way to stay hydrated, of course, is to drink plenty of fluids. We spoke to a panel of doctors and nutritionists and compiled a list of foods and drinks, including the most important one — water — that can help you avoid dehydration, heat exhaustion, and sunstroke. These foods — mostly fruits and vegetables — have high water content and are rich in electrolytes or other essential nutrients that can be lost when the body becomes overheated.

Watermelon

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Watermelon is not only a delicious must-have component of any outdoor barbecue party; it can also be a hydrating lifesaver. This sweet fruit is comprised of 92 percent water, and according to Charmaine Jones, “the rind, seeds and nutrients prevent dehydration and keep your immune system healthy during hot summer months.” Read More

Cultural heritage sites opening from Monday

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KATHMANDU, June 15

The government is opening some cultural heritages sites in Kathmandu Valley for tourists from Monday.

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Department of Archaeology (DoA) took the decision to this effect after making assessment of heritages sites.

According to officials, the palace complexes of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, and Swayambunath, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath will be opened for foreign tourists from Monday.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kripashur Sherpa will officially open Bhaktapur Durbar Square on Monday morning and announce the opening of other sites for local and foreign tourists. Read More

Safrubeshi-Langtang trek route opens

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KATHMANDU, June 14: A 15-km trek route along the Syafrubeshi-Langtang road section which was blocked following a landslide was opened on Sunday.

The Nepal Army removed the landslide detritus from Ghodatabela to Langtang to open the route today, said NA Directorate of Public Relations. The national army is still continuing the search for Nepali and foreign nationals in Langtang valley of Rasuwa who went missing after the calamitous earthquake which struck on April 25.
The NA is continuing the search and rescue work at Taplejung and Sankhuwasabha affected by the landslide and supplying relief materials to the victims. The army rescued 11 persons from Taplejung and 63 from Sankhuwasabha on the same day.

Source: myrepublica.com

Volunteer Diaries

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Asharang Village, Gorkha on May 2/3, 2015

 We left Kathmandu for Asharang village in Gorkha district. The volunteer effort to Asharang Village in Gorkha District started off with heavy rains and thunder with tremors along the way. We bought relief materials in Gorkha Bazaar. We stayed the night there and we left for Asharang village early next morning. Read More

Best way to Help Nepal? Visit Nepal!

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It has been a month since the 7.8 magnitue earthquake hit Nepal which was devastating to many of us in many ways including Nepal’s tourism industry and other entitties whose businesses are aligned with Nepal and the climbing community. Nepal is an agricultural nation that heavily relies on tourism to boost its economy from a decade long civil war. More than 8 percent of the country’s $19.29 billion GDP in 2013 came from its tourism industry, the World Travel and Tourism Council reported. Nepal — which boasts eight of the world’s highest mountains — gets about half a million tourists every year, with many coming to trek the Himalayan nation’s scenic mountain trails. Read More