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Quick Guide to Kathmandu

July 21st, 2010 by

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and a city rich in spiritual history and culture.

Kathmandu valley from Sacred hill-Swayambhunath-Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley represents a vital pilgrimage for travelers from all walks of life and on all types of budgets. Here’s what you need to know before you visit. Read the rest of this entry »

9 of Nepal’s Best Museums

September 23rd, 2009 by

Nepal’s countryside is breathtaking, its people astounding, and its culture incredible.

Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

There are, of course, a few museums throughout that you should seriously consider visiting if you want to truly understand the country’s rocky history. Consider the following: Read the rest of this entry »

A Visitor’s Guide to Nepal

June 10th, 2009 by

Nepal, an independent republic since May of 2008, is an incredible destination for world travelers looking to experience a diverse culture. The area is full of incredible people, spectacular monuments, amazing architecture, and the occasional odd tourist attraction. Visitors will find plenty of welcoming people, tea-houses, and hotels during their travels as well. There’s really no reason to stay away from Nepal, especially if you’ve planned a safe trip in advance.

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Eat Wayyy Up On Nepali Cuisine

March 26th, 2009 by

MomoIn Nepal, you may come for the Himalayas, but you stay for the food. Nepalese cuisine has influences from both the Chinese and Indian sides of its borders. Being in the middle of these two ancient cultures, you can be sure of two things: there’s going to be lots of rice and lots of spice. If you are sensitive to spicy food, be sure to remind the waiter or vendor to serve the mild version every time.

Your food adventure begins right off the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city. The street cuisine you can find almost everywhere is momo, a local variation of Chinese dumpling. Never leave the country without getting a taste of this popular round treat filled with chicken, vegetables, buffalo, or mutton. Whether steamed, fried, or floating in hot soup, momo is great for quick meal, a delicious appetizer, or a complete meal in itself, especially when accompanied with a spicy side sauce. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Eco-Friendly Hiking Trips through Nepal

December 10th, 2008 by

Nepal has long been a destination for travelers seeking adventure. Whether you’re a spiritualist looking for enlightenment or simply a die hard trekker looking for the next peak to conquer, Nepal has a wide variety of paths for you to follow.

Perhaps you are simply looking for a day trip off the beaten path, or maybe you desire a hiking path you can follow for days on end. Nepal has a variety of outdoor adventures that will not only serve your adventurous needs but benefit the environment as well. Here are a few of our favorites:

Nepal‘s New Mai Valley Trek

Travelers with a bit of time to spare will appreciate a 10 day hike through the foothills of the Himalayans. This particular trek was developed by a nonprofit group known as the Red Panda Project, working in conjunction with a tour group known as Sea and Sky Tour. Your path will take you throughout the Mai Valley in eastern Nepal while following the Singhalila ridgeline.

This is the perfect trip for anyone looking to for a unique travel experience. The trip involves at least 4 to 8 hours of hiking each day with overnight stays in tents, teahouses, and sometimes the homes of Nepali villagers. The tour guide company will cook hot meals each day, served in a heated tent and featuring both Western and Nepalese cuisine.

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