• Remembering Visitors to Tiger Mountain

    Remembering Visitors to Tiger Mountain

    Every time I visit the hills or jungles of Nepal, I wonder why do we sell ourselves so cheaply today, when we have such peerless tourism attractions? What is it about Nepal that attracted pioneers, poets, princes, and pop stars since the doors were first opened to the world in the early 1950s? Was it the legends of Shangrila,

  • The Himalayan Inspiration

    The Himalayan Inspiration

    50 years ago, constructing the highest hotel in the world, where there were no roads, let alone construction vehicles, was a daunting prospect to say the least. Even the thought of it was brave. Takashi Miyahara first laid eyes on the magnificent Everest range from a ridge in Syangboche, in the spring of 1968. His heart was caged by Himalayan

  • Head In The Clouds

    Head In The Clouds

    Exceptional Experiences at the Top of The World. Let me walk in front of you so I can check the trail,” my guide said to me, as snow continued to swirl in the cold wind, visibility dropped to no more than a few feet, and we were about to enter a particular ascending stretch about two feet wide with

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  • Contemporizing Tradition

    Contemporizing Tradition

    Ichchha Pradhan

    “Nepali artisans are among the most gifted in the world, and we seek to prove it by creating superior products that match modern aesthetics with traditional skills.”    Hidden in the alleys of Mangalbazar, Yala Gallery exhibits local fine art and craft in an old heritage edifice. Consisting

    Dec.04.2016
  • Weekend Getaway: Dhampus Trek

    Weekend Getaway: Dhampus Trek

    Namoti Nembang

    It was already November. And I couldn’t bear the thought that I was going to end this year without traveling to any new place. So last weekend, without any planning, I went on a two-day trek to Dhampus.  I think there aren’t many places so close to

    Nov.28.2016
  • Exhibiting the Best of Nepal

    Exhibiting the Best of Nepal

    Amar B Shrestha

    1966 was a watershed year in the history of Nepal tourism, it being the year when both Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) and Nepal Association of Travel Agents (NATA) were born. It was also the year when the country’s second 5-star hotel, Hotel Soaltee, opened its doors. All this signified that

    Nov.29.2016
  • Remembering Visitors to Tiger Mountain

    Remembering Visitors to Tiger Mountain

    Lisa Choegyal

    Every time I visit the hills or jungles of Nepal, I wonder why do we sell ourselves so cheaply today, when we have such peerless tourism attractions? What is it about Nepal that attracted pioneers, poets, princes, and pop stars since the doors were first opened to the world

    Nov.28.2016
  • The Himalayan Inspiration

    The Himalayan Inspiration

    Shirish Khatri

    50 years ago, constructing the highest hotel in the world, where there were no roads, let alone construction vehicles, was a daunting prospect to say the least. Even the thought of it was brave. Takashi Miyahara first laid eyes on the magnificent Everest range from a ridge in Syangboche, in

    Nov.27.2016
  • Magical Myagdi

    Magical Myagdi

    Saroj Shrestha

    Myagdi has a lot to offer: stunning topography, rich culture, ancient Newari architecture in Beni, majestic temples, impressive mountain ranges, all sorts of wildlife, and not to forget, red pandas. 2016. What a year! Again. I’m so incredibly thankful and humbled by everything that this year brought. Some travels were

    Nov.24.2016
  • Head In The Clouds

    Head In The Clouds

    Kashish Das Shrestha

    Exceptional Experiences at the Top of The World. Let me walk in front of you so I can check the trail,” my guide said to me, as snow continued to swirl in the cold wind, visibility dropped to no more than a few feet, and we were about to

    Nov.23.2016
  • Back to the 70's

    Back to the 70's

    Shreesha Nankhwa

    Ever wondered why that one street off Basantapur is called “Freak Street”? We sit down with Mr. Shyam Kakshyapati, owner of the Nanglo chain of restaurants, who grew up in the midst of the hippy craze in Nepal, to find out how Jhochhen acquired its unique name. The seventies

    Nov.23.2016