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Issue 124 | March 2012

Beads of time

The generations of Muslim pote necklace makers in Patan are a study in the complex nature of life in the capital The Pote shops in the Patan Durbar Square Area...

Meet the Everests

Meet the Everests

The descendants of George Everest trek to the Everest Base Camp B inod and his 'Alps In Nepal' team were thrilled when they heard back from Ruth confirming their trip...

Trekking is good for you

Trekking is good for you

Oh my God, it’s simply unbelievable!” I first spoke these words when I trekked to Kanchenjunga in 1993 and I still speak them every time I venture back into the...

Shagun

Shagun

Preparing for the uncertain with a little prayer and lots of love It is strange how within a group of friends you easily forget their unique cultural backgrounds. You do...

Sherpa Heritage House

Sherpa Heritage House

An ancestral house in Khumjung is set to be a living museum dedicated to the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. Among the many trekking routes that start from...

A riot of colors

Mythology and folklore aside, Holi is a time to forget old rivalries and enjoy the onset of spring and harvest season. The best way to describe Holi would be to...

Imperfect Trekkers?

Imperfect Trekkers?

After Tom Rachman published his debut novel ‘The Imperfectionists’ (2010), it was described as “not a novel in the conventional sense,” but “a series of short stories, slice-of-life accounts of...

Questioning Culture

Questioning Culture

Nepal is going through a difficult period in its history and many try hard to figure out how we got where we are today. One reason, and a very strong...