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  • Trip to Hemjakot

    Aniesha Shakya

      Trip to Hemjakot Hemjakot is a beautiful village lying about 19.5 km from Pokhara towards the north. It can be reached following an off-road that starts from Bhupi Sherchan Highway, a.k.a. Pokhara-Baglung Highway. The road to Hemjakot from Phedi is all gravelled. You need a

  • Go West—Adventure Awaits!

    Jeremy Vestal

    Calling all adventurers who want a taste of the “real Nepal”. I invite you to the Karnali Zone, where lies a district called Jumla. Jumla has remained untouched by Western tourism, and locals brag that a visit here is a taste of real Nepali life. Locals also eagerly inform you

  • Weekend Getaway: Dhampus Trek

    Namoti Nembang

    It was already November. And I couldn’t bear the thought that I was going to end this year without traveling to any new place. So last weekend, without any planning, I went on a two-day trek to Dhampus.  I think there aren’t many places so close to

  • Uncharted trail to Khopra

    Going local: trekking off the beaten path with a student group from Europe. Raj Gyawali of socialtours.com travels & socialtreks.com shares his story with Alex Buri of kimkim.   Raj Gyawali, a local social and travel entrepreneur from Kathmandu, recently took leave of his day job as director of socialtours to

  • Lumba Sumba Pass Great Himalayan Trail

    Kim Bannister

    High up in the Makalu region, trekking along remote trails, and during the season of the great earthquakes…what an adventure! Nepal is a land of breathtaking beauty around every corner, ancient cultures, adventure, and mind-boggling diversity. So, what makes a crossing of one of many of Nepal’s high pass

  • Murma Beckons

    Anuj D. Adhikary

    A hike to Murma Top was a definite highlight of our Simikot-Rara trek. What was meant to be an unassuming uphill walk for a bird’s eyeview, had our neck muscles throb and legs scream in pain up a treacherous climb. Three days into reaching Rara National Park, we’d checked

  • Chance encounter with a Jhankri

    Prabal Shrestha

    On the remote hills of the Far- West, road building is a communal activity - not even the village shaman is left out. As we were travelling on a newly laid out road through the Far-West, our vehicle was caught in a Kathmandu-like congestion. A thin, unassuming

  • Where Pasts Linger

    Kapil Bisht

    The museums of the Kathmandu Valley give visitors glimpses of the past and serve as reminders of the cultural riches that are everywhere in the valley.  Museums aren’t the most attractive aspects of a place like Kathmandu valley, which in itself is an outdoor museum of

  • Southern foothills

    Anuj D. Adhikary

    In the most underrated of hikes, we set out to climb White House Daanda along Kathmandu’s southern rim in this physically and emotionally rejuvenating adventure We kiss our comfort zones goodbye and hop on a bus from Nakkhu to Kirtipur where faded Dashain decorations and election flags still dangle

  • Bungamati chronicles

    Anuj Adhikary

    Explore an ancient Newari town and pay homage to the gods on an early morning bike ride to the southern outskirts of the city   Skip breakfast because we’ll be riding south towards Nakkhu before dawn. There’s no sugarcoating the first climb to Bhaisepati. With all your might, pedal