Temples in Nepal

In Nepal, religion permeates every facet of life with festivals, daily rituals, family celebrations and religious observances. At every step one can see temples and shrines, processions and devotional music. Although Nepal is famous as the world’s only Hindu Nation, it is an intricate and beautiful tapestry woven of Hinduism, Buddhism and other faiths loving together in tolerance and harmony. Hindus and Buddhists from all over the world come to pay their respects to the temples of Nepal. The thousands of temples, stupas, pagodas and monuments inside the valley have made Kathmandu famous in the world as the City of Temples. The magnificent medieval temples and shrines of Nepal are basically distinguished based on following intriguing and unique styles: Read More

New trekking route ‘Loluphera’ identified

BABIYACHGAUR, Myagdi, Oct 30: A new trekking route has been established by integrating religious, historical and natural beauty embedded in the west Nepal.

The trekking route namely ´´Loluphera´ has been identified including over a dozen tourism sites of Dhaulagiri, Gandaki, Lumbini and Karnali zones.

The task of geographical mapping is underway after undertaking a primary feasibility study as part of the implementation of an idea of establishing trekking route connecting Lomanthang of Mustang to Lumbini and Fewa Lake of Pokhara to Rara Lake of Mugu, said Loluphera Trekking Route Campaign Coordinator Krishna KC said. Read More

Khumbu listed among Lonely Planet’s 10 best regions

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KATHMANDU, OCT 29 – Lonely Planet has placed Nepal’s Khumbu region among the 10 best regions to explore in 2015. Khumbu is also known as the Everest region.

The guide book has placed Nepal in the sixth spot after Gallipoli in Turkey, Rocky Mountain National Park in the US, Toledo in Belize, Tasmania in Australia and Norway Arctic in Norway. Read More

19 Amazing Scientific Logics behind Hindu Traditions

Joining Both Palms Together To Greet

In Hindu culture, people greet each other by joining their palms – termed as “Namaste.” The general reason behind this tradition is that greeting by joining both the palms means respect. However, scientifically speaking, joining both hands ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together; which are denoted to the pressure points of eyes, ears, and mind. Pressing them together is said to activate the pressure points which helps us remember that person for a long time. And, no germs since we don’t make any physical contact! Read More

Trekkers cautioned after Cyclone Nilofar

KATHMANDU, 27 Oct, 2014: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology today said trekking in regions above 3,000 metres could be fraught with more risks after Cyclone Nilofar lashed western Indian coast just two weeks after India’s eastern coast was hit hard by cyclone Hudhud.

“DoHM would like to request trekkers to stay below 3,000 metres for now, as high altitude regions have received unexpected snowfall following changes in weather pattern due to Cyclone Nilofar,” DoHM Director General Dr Rishi Ram Sharma told THT. Read More

An African Adventure

Landscape with snow-covered peak of Kilimanjaro
Landscape with snow-covered peak of Kilimanjaro

From mountain biking in the shadow of Kilimanjaro to exploring amazing national parks, experience the vast wilderness and diverse cultures on this fascinating continent:

Biking Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and Kenya

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Walking up Kilimanjaro is a well known adventure but what about cycling around it? Starting in the Chyulu hills on the Kenyan side, the route keeps the great mountain in sight while traversing the Maasai plains – red-dirt roads, termite mounds, grazing savannah animals – towards the market village of Loitokitok. It then crosses into Tanzania and skirts the south side of the mountain, going through rainforest and banana plantations plus villages of the Chagga people. Read More

8 reasons to fall in love with Burma

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Myanmar, also known as Burma, was long considered a pariah state, isolated from the rest of the world. This country of 60 million is rapidly emerging from more than 50 years of military dictatorship, blossoming into as worthy a stop as its popular neighbors. Travel to Burma and discover a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest folk you’ll ever meet. From golden-gilded Buddhas in Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan to the tranquility of Inle Lake, Burma will excite, impress and intrigue you. A visit to Burma is to experience the South-East Asia of twenty years ago, full of rarely seen sights and generations of stories just waiting to be told. Here are top 8 reasons why Myanmar should be on your travel list: Read More