• 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

  • Roaming around an Open Museum: Bhaktapur

    Roaming around an Open Museum: Bhaktapur


    One of the best preserved ancient towns of Kathmandu Valley, it contains a multitude of historical artifacts, and thus, is an ideal cultural destination. We often run out of options when it comes to deciding where to go with our families on weekends, especially when you belong

  • Mana Maiju Jatra

    Mana Maiju Jatra

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Honoring the Goddess of Beauty Once upon a long, long, time ago, when the gods descended to Earth frequently, there was a girl named Mana in a place called Jitpur, She was a fervent devotee of Lord Indra, and meditated rigorously on the bank of the site

  • Danfe Nepal,Where Girls Find a New Life

    Danfe Nepal,Where Girls Find a New Life

    Prakritee Ranjit

    Exploring beautifully made items that provide work and hope to young women.  I really enjoy working here at Danfe Nepal. I have gotten a wonderful opportunity here and I am very happy about it, as I am able to utilize my skill for something useful. Coming to

  • Community Homestay in Panauti

    Community Homestay in Panauti

    Joshua Ryan

    For a unique and refreshing cultural weekend getaway, look no farther than Panauti, where you can experience an ancient but still vibrant way of life in a family environment. Panauti, just 32 km east of Kathmandu, echoes a Kathmandu Valley from decades ago; green fields of organic produce blended

  • A Tapari Full of Happiness

    A Tapari Full of Happiness

    Kashu Dhakhwa

    With the rising popularity of Newari food everywhere, many have now had the opportunity to taste the day-to-day cuisine of Newar households. One place that gives the best experience of the different dishes is located in Swotha of Patan.   As I walked towards Swotha tole

  • Bandipur Beckons

    Bandipur Beckons

    Words Evangeline Neve

      A hike up an old trail to a historical hamlet leads to a peaceful and relaxed overnight stopover.   Sitting on the rooftop of The Old Inn in Bandipur, gazing out at the amazing view and basking in the tangible serenity, I simply couldn’t believe that

  • 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

  • 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.

    • 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’,