• Nothing Compares…

    Nothing Compares…

    Ever wondered what it would be like to fly down a snow-covered slope in the Himalayas? Read on to hear from someone who has. Richard Ragan is a well-known name in Nepal. He headed up the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) in the country, but was nearly as famous for his love for adventure sports as for his philanthropic

  • Taking  to the Air

    Taking to the Air

    The author reminisces on her experience in Pokhara before taking to the skies above Kathmandu. A few weeks ago, someone mentioned that companies were now offering paragliding here in the Kathmandu valley. My reaction was much the same as everyone else I mentioned it to in the days that followed: “What? Really? Are you sure? I didn’t know that.”

  • Where Am I?

    Where Am I? "One of the Deadliest Airports"

    Whoever said this flight is the most dangerous one, forgot to relish the enchanting view. If you are planning for a trek to Everest, this place is the first place you will have to be in; this is where the trek stories start from. However, if you Google this airport, you will find out that there are lots

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  • Changing Times, New Flavors

    Changing Times, New Flavors

    Barsa Thapa

    There are many new restaurants coming up in Thamel; here are five that offer some great new flavors. Thamel and its ever bustling streets has been the country’s, as well as foreigners’, go-to place since as long as we all can remember. One could not visit Nepal and not

    May.16.2017
  • A Little Bit of  Everything

    A Little Bit of Everything

    Avantika Shrestha

    It’s a one-stop destination for souvenir hunting, with the choices so many and so charming, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to buy. When one thinks of Thamel, the rows of curio shops that line many streets and alleys of this ancient town definitely come to mind.

    May.09.2017
  • Hidden Places to Eat  in Thamel

    Hidden Places to Eat in Thamel

    ECS Reporters

    Fancy something delicious, but somewhere away from the usual? Here are some eateries that could be what you’re looking for. There are a lot of well-known restaurants in Thamel, both international and local, but there are an even greater number of small, hidden places. Many, but not all, offer

    May.08.2017
  • The Vision of an Environmentalist Entrepreneur

    The Vision of an Environmentalist Entrepreneur

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Thamel’s preeminence as the tourist center of Kathmandu owes much to the efforts of a few visionaries, foremost among them being Mr. Karna Sakya. I believe Thamel is the most densely tourist-populated area within a comparative area anywhere in the world,” says Mr. Karna Sakya, founding chairman

    May.05.2017
  • Thamel Revisited

    Thamel Revisited

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Change is the only constant, and it holds as true for Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, as for anything else. I once lived near Thamel many years before it became what it is today: the most popular destination for tourists visiting Nepal, a place most backpackers

    May.04.2017
  • Writing the Epic Trek

    Writing the Epic Trek

    Don Messerschmidt

    "A good author should always suffer for his or her art. Well, the best travel writers suffer more than most, so perhaps that’s why their books are so memorable..." - AbeBooks.com In 1984, as Nepal was experiencing an influx intrepid world travelers with lax control over where

    Apr.30.2017
  • Historical Development of Temple Architecture in Nepal

    Historical Development of Temple Architecture in Nepal

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    “To probe the background of Nepalese temple architecture is to attempt to penetrate the greatest complexity of Nepalese life, to separate the inseparable religious and sub cults which have welded themselves together into a finished product” quotes Bernier in his book Temples of Nepal. Since ancient times,

    Apr.30.2017
  • When the  Mountains Moved,  an Unforgettable Trek

    When the Mountains Moved, an Unforgettable Trek

    Astha Shrestha Joshi

    April 2015's historic earthquake, experienced far from home, amongst the Annapurna mountains. Oh, you heard the whole commotion last night?” asked my guide. “I did try to drown out all the noise and go back to sleep, but it was really hard to,” I replied. To tell

    Apr.28.2017
    • Boots Beyond Compare

      I promised Wahab my boots. They were splendid boots, boots beyond compare … the best of boots; I

    • What’s On Your ‘Bucket List’?

      Climb to the top of the highest point on earth and descend safely to sea level with all

    • Two Novels about Nepal

      On Sherpa speak, and a ‘coals to Newcastle’ effect I recently read a YA ‘thriller’ entitled ‘The Everest Files’,

    • Changing Times, New Flavors

      There are many new restaurants coming up in Thamel; here are five that offer some great new flavors. Thamel

    • A Little Bit of Everything

      It’s a one-stop destination for souvenir hunting, with the choices so many and so charming, you’ll have a hard time

    • Hidden Places to Eat in Thamel

      Fancy something delicious, but somewhere away from the usual? Here are some eateries that could be what you’re looking for.