Editorial . September . 2017

Nepal, Always a land of Myriad Destinations

The rainy, summer months are drawing to a close, and autumn is on the way. Possibly one of the most beautiful seasons of the year—though personally I have a preference for the Kathmandu springtime—autumn is when the clouds clear, the heat pulls back a little, and the fresh breezes start to blow. We all know we have a few beautiful months ahead of us before the chilly times begin.
This time of year is also when the holiday season begins in earnest, when people start getting an urge to go somewhere, see something, travel a little. Nepal is a country full of destinations, experiences, and tours of all kinds; there’s truly something for everyone. From mountain views to religious tours, cultural tours, even fishing trips and bicycling adventures. Pokhara and Nagarkot are always a good idea, whether you’re going for the first time or the twenty-first. No matter what your interests, you can find something to satisfy them in Nepal.
In addition to all that, in these pages you’ll find a fascinating interview with Susan Griffith-Jones, as well as the conclusion of last month’s interview with Mani Lama, this segment focusing on engrossing and unexpected details of the Boudha reconstruction process.
You can travel with our writers to Gangtok, in Sikkim, and trek along on trails from Dhunche to Gosaikunda here, too. Learn more about the Chinese community in Thamel, souvenir shopping, and Tharu tattooing traditions. There’s lots to explore in more ways than one and you’ll be certain to find something different and wonderful to do with your upcoming holidays.
In conclusion, I’d like to say that while a magazine is always a collaborative process and our outstanding staff always do great work, this month everyone has gone even above and beyond the usual to do extra, pick up the slack and get the magazine out. I’m very grateful to them, and fortunate—more than I can say—to be working with such amazing people.

Evangeline Neve
Associate Editor