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  • Minpachas: Nepal's Winter Holidays of Yesteryears

    Minpachas: Nepal's Winter Holidays of Yesteryears

    Prawash Gautam

    Minpachas: Nepal's Winter Holidays of Yesteryears by Prawash Gautam Sitting on an iron bench propped against a wall below the stairs of a temple in Patan Durbar Square, legs crossed, and hands over his walking stick, a fluff of long, white hair coming out of the

    Jan.15.2018
  • From Machhapuchchhre to Machu Picchu

    From Machhapuchchhre to Machu Picchu

    Elena Moody

    From Machhapuchchhre to Machu Picchu Dr. Johan Reinhard receives the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal during the 4th Mountain Festival in Pokhara. by Elena Moody On December 11 and 12, 2017, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) held the 4th Mountain Festival at the International Mountain

    Jan.15.2018
  • Showcasing the Best of Nepal

    Showcasing the Best of Nepal

    Evangeline NEVE

    Showcasing the Best of Nepal by Evangeline Neve On stopping in at Evoke, in Jhamsikhel, for a quick bite to eat a few months ago, I couldn’t help but notice the attractive little shop just in front: The Local Project. My curiosity was piqued, but as

    Jan.15.2018
  • Keeping a Wonderful Tradition Alive

    Keeping a Wonderful Tradition Alive

    Prashant Shrestha

    Keeping a Wonderful Tradition Alive by Prashant Shrestha Nepalese woodcarving is one of our greatest achievements as a civilization. It has become a prominent symbol of our nation, and of the excellence of our ancestors in craftsmanship. It is an enduring form of art that is

    Jan.15.2018
  • It's Time to Travel to the Far West

    It's Time to Travel to the Far West

    Joshua Ryan

    It’s Time to Travel to the Far West A trip to visit new family becomes an unforgettable experience. by Joshua Ryan While travelling out West for my recent ‘Family-moon’ (Honeymoon with family) on a bumping Mahindra bus, ‘AC WIFI FREE’ (which was aptly named;

    Jan.15.2018
  • Mardi Himal Trek

    Mardi Himal Trek

    Sanjib Chaudhary

    Mardi Himal Trek by Sanjib Chaudhary Want to get closer to the mountains but don’t have enough time? Then, the Mardi Himal trek is the perfect choice for you. Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Machhapuchhre peaks play hide and seek with you while you climb to the

    Jan.15.2018
  • The Old Man with his Staff

    The Old Man with his Staff

    Prashant Shrestha

    The Old Man with his Staff by Prashant Shrestha The buildings were propped up by slanted wooden pillars. What once must have been its mighty walls now were in a dilapidated state. In my mind, it resembled an old man holding on to his staff.

    Jan.15.2018
  • Prithivi Jayanti

    Prithivi Jayanti

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    Prithivi Jayanti by Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha The 11th of January was celebrated as a public holiday in Nepal for a very long time as Prithivi Jayanti, and also as National Unity Day, it being the birth anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah, who was the first

    Jan.15.2018
  • Notes on Kagbeni, from half a century ago

    Notes on Kagbeni, from half a century ago

    Don Messerschmidt

    Notes on Kagbeni, from half a century ago Words and Photography: Don Messerschmidt When you arrive for the first time in a remote, ancient town like Kagbeni, what do you say about it? What do you write? For the Tibetologist David Snellgrove, it was the

    Jan.15.2018
  • Tamu Lhosar, New Year of the Gurungs

    Tamu Lhosar, New Year of the Gurungs

    Sachita Gurung

    Tamu Lhosar, New Year of the Gurungs Words: Sachitra Gurung Each year on 15th Poush, I get to wake up with the amazing smell of sel roti. Poush 15th, also known as Tamu Lhosar, is the festival of the Gurung community and is celebrated with great

    Jan.14.2018
  • Giving Young Artists a Platform

    Giving Young Artists a Platform

    Evangeline NEVE

    Giving Young Artists a Platform Synopsis: A wonderful exhibit brings together Finland and Nepal via the work of young and talented local artists. by Evangeline Neve The lovely seating spaces between the buildings of the Taragaon Museum in Boudha were filled with people, young and

    Jan.14.2018
  • IN THE SHADOW OF THE STUPA

    IN THE SHADOW OF THE STUPA

    Evangeline NEVE

    In the Shadow of the Stupa by Evangeline Neve Boudha is one of my favorite parts of the city. I love how Boudha is eternally the same and yet feels different each time I visit. I love the way the changing light plays of the

    Jan.14.2018
  • Studying Buddhism in Boudhanath

    Studying Buddhism in Boudhanath

    Susan M. Griffith-Jones

    Studying Buddhism in Bouddhanath Part 2 How I met the Guru and started practicing the path of highest yogic Tantra of Tibetan Buddhism. By: Susan M. Griffith-Jones Bouddhanath is one of those places you can just fall into. It may start with a casual association

    Jan.14.2018
  • A Bite of Boudha's Best Eats

    A Bite of Boudha's Best Eats

    ECS Staff

    Do note, if you’re hunting for these goodies on a menu, the spelling of nearly everything on this list may vary wildly depending on where you find it. Shafaley What is it? A delicious, flat, fried savory pie, generally stuffed full of meat—think chicken or buff.

    Jan.12.2018
  • 5 Things to do in Nepal

    5 Things to do in Nepal

    5 THINGS TO DO in Nepal   1. Gham ma badam Having badam (peanuts) during winter is a default habit that every Nepali has. The peanut business probably goes up by more than fifty percent during the winter. It is usually on the off days, where

    Jan.12.2018