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Issue 209 | April 2019

5 Places to Wander around when in Kathmandu

1.Durbar Marg Not many years ago, Durbar Marg (or Kingsway) used to be resplendent on quite a few occasions throughout the year. These were occasions when the royal entourage...

Nepalis in Siliguri

Nepalis in Siliguri

There is an air of optimism in certain quarters of the city, and hidden behind the dull façade of an old metropolis worn out by time and neglect, there are...

Beauty in Chaos

Beauty in Chaos

Beauty in chaos. A place where the shrieks of children playing are masked by thunderous revs of vehicles snaking, avoiding obstacles as they move towards their destination. Couples cuddling, friends...

Revelry of Colors

Revelry of Colors

The natural transitions from gloomy winter to spring is made visible by nature through the clearer blue sky and vegetation bursting into bloom, showing a path for movement and action....

Colliding Continents

Colliding Continents

‘The Earth’s Shell Has Cracked, and We’re Drifting on the Pieces’ read the startling headline in a recent issue of The New York Times. The earthquakes and aftershocks that...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

On February 27, 2019, a helicopter carrying seven people, including the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and tourism entrepreneur Ang Tshiring Sherpa, crashed in the area...

Wildflowers of the Melting Glaciers

As the planet warms and Himalayan glaciers melt, a small miracle is taking place. On the boulders and rubble that are exposed by melting ice, pioneering wildflowers are colonizing the...

The women of the mountains

The women of the mountains

Her husband went to the mountain and she would transport expedition equipment to the base camp on her yaks. Traveling to the Everest base camp is an adventure for most...

Shatter the Ice Ceiling

Shatter the Ice Ceiling

Nepal Climbing Team’s first Ice Climbing Festival puts the Himalayas on the technical climbing map. The static snapped sharply on the radio. Pasang Nuru Sherpa held up a gloved...

Trail Running In Nepal

Trail Running In Nepal

It was January 2, 2016, when I ran my first trail race in Godavari—the Kathmandu Ultra 50K race. I spent about 9 hours on the trails, having lost my 27...

A Wealth of Choices

A Wealth of Choices

Blessed with great ecological diversity, Nepal invites you to come and trek on its mountain trails and experience many different lifestyles and cultures. In addition, you are assured of plenty...