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  • Pagalbutti, Shiva's Tears, and Tejpatta

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Where Am I ? Seven kilometers from the Ring Road, and you’re in Eden, flowers and trees and the unceasing chirping of birds, and serenity, tranquility, and peace. It’s a plant species with some pretty intriguing names. The Tharus of Nepal’s lowlands call it ‘pagalbuti’ (pagalmeans mad and

  • Roping the Canyons

    Dr. Sameer Aryal

    An adventurous doctor takes a trip on the wild side into a daring new experience. When I first heard the term canyoning, as everyone else, I also got it confused with canoeing. Well, many of you still may not be knowing the difference even today, but I

  • A Villa in the Jungle

    Akriti Shilpakar

    As our motorbike sluggishly pulled us through the dust-clouded road stretching from Mugling to Chitwan, I wondered several times if the journey was worth it. On reaching the destination, and even before that, the answer was—I would go through it all again in a heartbeat. The broken-down

  • A Dashain Adventure with my Cousins

    Amar B. Shrestha

    While most Dashain holidays were spent at home, in the midst of family members, there was one Dashain I remember that veered from the usual. That was the time I, two of my cousins, and two friends went on a trek up the mountains. I grew up

  • A Woman Alone

    Divyanshi Sharma

    Traveling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller. You can always make money, but you can’t always make memories. Travel, for the younger set, is a part of education, and for the elder, a part of experience. While traveling, one comes across a number

  • Journey to the Lake

    Biplav Shrestha

    It’s a journey that supposedly cleanses you of all past sins, and gives you a fresh start to life. Who doesn’t want that? Situated at an altitude of 4,380 m in Rasuwa district is the famous glacier lake, Gosainkunda. According to Hindu mythology, in the beginning of time, the

  • 2nd RSR MTB Challenge


    Head down to Riverside Springs Resort this April for some mountain biking action and fun under the sun in the 2nd RSR MTB Challenge organized by Switchback! Acclaimed international DJs and hosts at the after-party are sure to make your adventure-filled weekend an unforgettable one. Sun, beach, greenery, swimming

  • Trust the Rope

    Subigya Rimal

    Canyoning can be an excellent way to get your thrills, if you are willing to get out of your comfort zone and be more daring than usual.  It’s hard to imagine something so adventurous and thrilling is so close to Kathmandu, but it has hardly received the

  • Jomsom to Muktinath Mountain Biking Escapade

    Anuj D. Adhikary

    High altitude, pristine mountains, holy temples, arid desert, and a beloved mountain bike. Prepare for the trip of a lifetime! This week-long pilgrimage biking trip to the holy Muktinath Temple in lower Mustang is reminiscent of an era lost in time. Translated as the ‘temple of soul

  • Food Adventures in Nepal

    Dayishaa Daga

    ‘Fear Factor’ has taken the sting out of the revulsion at eating repulsive stuff; even so, weird are the food that are part of some cultures, even in Nepal.  Along with some bizarre traditions, Nepal also has a few mindboggling weird food items to offer. Weird food culture has