Nepal is my second home.This could be surprising for many people. Everyone would aspire to go to developed countries like the United States and the UK and take pride in living in New York, London or Paris, rather than in dusty Kathmandu. I have tried to tell them about snowy mountains, sacred temples, deep beliefs, and kind smiles, but obviously it is difficult to convince others, and not even for myself.
Visit Nepal 2020 mega campaign kicked off with fanfare in December last year. It ended as a one-time ritual, just as unattended plantation of vegetation at Tinkune and blacktopping a few kilometers of already passable roads in rapidity, spending millions of rupees like water to impress Chinese President Xi Jinping during his October visit to Kathmandu last year.
All of us know have this idea of a perfect place where we would like to live someday. For some, that place might be in laps of the mountains in Switzerland and for others, it could be by the sea in Pondicherry. We all have our reasons for wanting to live where we want to. It could be the cultural influence of the place, the food it is famous for, or simply the fact that we like what we have seen in photos.
It’s no secret that most of us like to travel and we use every opportunity we get to pack our bags and leave for a new place. But when it comes to making those arduous trips to Gosaikunda and Langtang a reality, we tend to find one reason or the other as to why we can’t make it ‘this’ time and keep putting it off. According to Sangharsha Bhattrai, a software engineer, artist, photographer, and traveler, traveling is all about giving up on making excuses and finding reasons to do it however scary and intimidating it might be instead.
KATHMANDU, May 24: Thirteen climbers have died or are presumed dead while climbing various mountains in Nepal after this year's spring window opened, according to the details provided by expedition agencies and government's mountaineering agency.
MYAGDI, May 15: With the goal of creating a new world record, Nirmal Purja has set out on a journey to climb all 14 mountains above 8000 meters, within a time span of just seven months. According to informed sources, Purja succeeded in climbing Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), the seventh highest peak, in Myagdi’s Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-4 from the southern side without supplemental oxygen on Sunday.
I left for Mardi Base Camp around the end of October last year, mainly to get away from all the hassles of life in Kathmandu. I had a friend with me and we started our trip from Pokhara that sadly didn’t feel as beautiful as it used to before. I thought Pokhara would refresh me ahead of my trip to Mardi but that wasn’t to be. However, the Mardi trek trail gave me just what I needed – the mountains, clouds and the endless sky made me forget all my worries. It was that blissful.
KATHMANDU, Feb 5: A study has found that one-third of glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region will melt by the end of the century even if the global target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is achieved.
Despite the pollution and the social injustices, Nepal is one of the best destinations for the people to travel. As #VisitNepal2020 works are running, promotion to the domestic places are equally going. There are lots of travelers who are helping to the goal directly or indirectly. Rishav Adhikari aka Shutter Psycho is one of those avid travelers. He travels and shares his followers on his social media about the stories of his exploration to the secrets of Nepal. He introduces himself as someone who is traveling somewhere all the time. During a chat with MyCity, he shared his experiences and thoughts about his adventure:
KATHMANDU, April 3: With the onset of spring season, the most favourable season for mountain climbing in Nepal, mountaineers have started flocking to the mountains including Sagarmatha, the world's highest peak.
KALINCHOWK, March 4: The Himalayan village of Kalinchowk, sitting at an altitude of about 12,000 feet in eastern Nepal and known for its temple to the Hindu goddess Kali, gets snow every year. After a recent storm, the town's young people flock to wooden lodges and dance around campfires.
BEIJING, August 10: Chinese monitors say they've detected multiple landslides but no major building collapses following a powerful earthquake in the country's mountainous southwest that killed at least 20 people and injured 431.
Summer holidays in the mountains are definitely one of our favorite destinations. But what if we told you the excruciating heat in the plains will make for an unforgettable adventure? The best time to spot tigers and other wildlife in the reserves of Nepal’s Tarai is between the months of May and June. With those traditional folk dances and rich cultural heritage, Nepal beyond the mountains has a lot to offer. Here are some of the exciting holiday destinations in the southern part of Nepal that you didn’t know could be on your holiday bucket list.
The majestic peaks of the Himalayas are revered by the Sherpa community with utmost respect as locals consider the mountains to be the protector of their realm. For the Sherpas, who live on the laps of the towering peaks, the mountains are literally their ‘Gods’.
KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has alleged that the main opposition party, CPN-UML, was trying to create division among the people living in the hills, mountains and tarai.
KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Chandragiri Hill provides some truly spectacular and phenomenal views of Kathmandu Valley and Himalayan ranges from its top. From Chandragiri, the panoramic view of soaring hills and lavishing view is no less than a heaven.