One day treks around Kathmandu valley

September 27, 2019 10:15 am

For many of us, traveling for days or perhaps weeks high up in the mountains is the ultimate dream. However, due to work or school, we might not have the luxury of taking a week out of our busy schedule to travel for a long time. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t travel at all, we can still make short but frequent trips around the valley in order to get our dose of the wilderness. Here are a few places we recommend you visit.

Making time for your interests

September 20, 2019 11:16 am

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.

One of the best things about traveling is stepping out of your comfort zone and allowing yourself to be exposed to a whole new world of customs and cultures. But this can lead to some unexpected problems. Things that we may consider harmless at home can sometimes land you in trouble in another country.

I went for a 10-day international trip with my family (mom and dad). And this was my first ever international air-trip, of course excluding India, where on July 23 we reached Singapore. I was excited to explore the international arena. As we reached the airport in Singapore, our guide received us and we headed toward the hotel in a coach bus.

Top 10 things to avoid while traveling

August 10, 2019 09:30 am

Travelling can be real relaxer from the daily tight schedule people live in. Besides you cannot live in the four corners of your house forever. In case you have packed your bags and grabbed your passports here are a few tips to avoid certain behavior in certain countries you are headed to.

Weekend retreats around the valley

August 9, 2019 08:37 am

Working six days a week in a city that never lets you a moment’s rest can be pretty tiring. So tiring in fact that often you are often overcome with a desire to get away from it all. Thank goodness there are weekends and thank goodness there are many places around the valley for you to escape to. Here’s a list of weekend getaway spots for you to fall in love with and find some much-needed respite.

Looks like actor Shah Rukh Khan and his family had a great time vacationing in the Maldives. Given the hectic schedule the star and his children have, it is not often to spot the family together. However, Shah Rukh managed to take out some time to enjoy with his family and share the moment with his fans.

Nepal is a beautiful country with so much to do. Between the unique culture and the majestic mountains, it’s easy to get lost in the buzz of the country and its activities.

Fun is where the road is

July 12, 2019 10:48 am

The first time Pratik Poudel saw a camera drone was when he was in his second year of BBA at Pokhara University. Tony Whelan, an American tourist, introduced him to the “strange” device. That was in 2011 when Pratik was still mulling over what he wanted to do in life. Whelan helped Pratik through the mechanics of the camera and that was how he started making videos.

Capturing memories and moments

July 5, 2019 09:02 am

Nischhal Pradhan was like any other kid who liked taking pictures at family gatherings. He started out by clicking people around him and, in just a few years’ time, evolved into someone capable of capturing brilliant silhouettes, portraits, and landscapes – images that were “Instagram-worthy”. Pradhan interest in photography grew after he joined Kathmandu University for his bachelor’s program and he got to travel around Nepal for various projects and trips.

Long rides made fun

July 5, 2019 08:10 am

How many times have you gone on a long road trip and been bored out of your mind? It’s all fine and dandy for the first few hours but when enough time has passed, the trees start becoming dull, the skies annoying, and you are sick of scrolling through your phone.

5 fun things

July 5, 2019 08:08 am

As much as we would like to, it’s not possible to take mini-vacations every weekend. But there are some really fun things that you can do to ensure you are ready to tackle work with a newfound zeal that comes after a holiday. Here are The Week’s top five picks.

Blessed by nature

July 5, 2019 07:38 am

There is nothing more dazzling than seeing nature’s magic at play all around us. And there are some places where this magic seems to know no bounds. Not only are the places we have listed here breathtakingly beautiful, they are also surreal and actually natural marvels that way. We recommend you scribble these places onto your bucket list to experience the very best of what nature has to offer.

Traveling with art

July 2, 2019 12:15 pm

Visual artist Neera Joshi too is travelling with her paintings and is currently at Nagoya, Japan. She took part in three events that happened during her stay.

65 and counting

June 28, 2019 09:20 am

Mohan Duwal has been to 65 districts in Nepal and he plans to make it to all 77 before this year ends. A part time photographer, a full time creative director for F1 Soft International, Duwal is a web designer by profession (UIUX designer as it is called today) but really he is a traveler at heart.

Tourism with a purpose

June 21, 2019 11:36 am

Although it has gained a reputation primarily as an adventure travel company, the managing director of Five14, Jiwan Rana Magar, explains that the company is a group of six interrelated ethical businesses that work together to prevent exploitation in Nepal.

Ecotourism in Nepal

June 20, 2019 12:05 pm

Ecotourism is the form of tourism that involves the nature-based traveling in undisturbed and untouched remote places.

Telling stories

June 14, 2019 11:27 am

Jay Poudyal, founder of Stories of Nepal, has been traveling extensively in Nepal and sharing stories of everyday lives of Nepali people for over five years now. Sometimes, he also works as a freelance photographer, in collaboration with different organizations, documenting lives and livelihoods of Nepali people. Here, with The Week, he talks about what prompted him to start Stories of Nepal, how it all works, and, for a change, shares his own story.

WASHINGTON, June 8: The U.S. space agency NASA announced Friday that it is opening the International Space Station (ISS) for private citizens, with a hefty price tag.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Amid reports that Nepalis were stopped at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from traveling to Nepal, the Indian side said that there was such policy of the Indian government while assuring that this would not happen in future.

In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too crowded, contributing to the highest death toll in years.

Lessons, trips and loads of fun

May 24, 2019 09:27 am

One of their most notable works is the documentary they did on the honey hunters of Nepal. Titled “Mad Honey Hunters of Nepal”, the documentary sequentially outlines the process and the struggles of the tribe of honey hunters in Lamjung who have harvested the “red honey” for over 200 years.

You have been warned

May 17, 2019 10:19 am

The world is large, its cultures countless, and its people peculiar. And it is only when you travel that you realize just how peculiar people can be. Take this for example, any other person from the west would hand their air tickets to the flight attendant without much care. It wouldn’t matter to them which hand they used or whether they used one hand or both.

What you wear is how you express yourself. Fashion is a form of expression. But there are many places around the world where you have to be mindful of what you wear and dress within strict codes of conduct.

Travel essentials

April 19, 2019 11:12 am

The number of people seeking adventure travel has increased significantly over the past few years. From hiking and trekking to mountain climbing, more and more people are enjoying connecting with nature as well as the thrill of adventure. However, many people are yet to master the planning and packing for adventure travel.

Born to travel

April 19, 2019 11:05 am

It’s hard to believe that Samde Sherpa wasn’t born into a family of avid travelers. Today he is one of the more popular travel/tour guides, traveler and photographer in the traveling circles of Nepal. In the last 15 years of his travels, he has covered an impressive distance, learnt to speak six languages, and led people to expeditions in the far corners of the country.

A team of 16 mountaineers from India who named themselves ‘Giripremis’ decided to climb all eight highest mountains of Nepal.

It was an honor for me to have the opportunity to represent Nepal in the international forum as a young apprentice. It was back on October 7, 2017, I was making my first international flight heading to Bangkok. My flight had been reserved in the Thai Airways by the travel agent named 'Sunshine Travel Agency' of Jawalakhel.

Traveling To Escape

March 22, 2019 09:47 am

Rakshya Shrestha attests to being studious. She did well in school and chose to study mechanical engineering. Although she loves her subject and decided to become an engineer at a very young age, the pressure gets to her every now and then.

Travel’s travails

March 16, 2019 01:55 am

Going round young and fragile mountains, I have wondered if it’s possible to shorten our journeys and provide people some relief

The Himalaya

March 6, 2019 10:28 am

Millions of years ago, when the mother earth was in a primitive era, where life struggled to exist, atmosphere boasted with its evil intentions, and rivers refused to quench the thirst; the rotation of earth led to the shifting of continents continuously.

Picture Perfect

February 22, 2019 10:00 am

Travel pages on Instagram that motivate you to pack your bags and explore Nepal

For the Himalayas

February 8, 2019 09:49 am

With the advent of technology more and more businesses involved in the service sector are embracing digital forms of service providing. And the intent is to stand out, ease the reach to services, and do it in their own way. Everyday startups in Nepal launch projects and events to relay their attempts at being innovative and convey their sincerity in wanting to help.

Prepossessing Panch Pokhari

January 29, 2019 16:31 pm

Nature is considered as the divinest gift of the creator. One of these notable gifts of nature on earth is Panch Pokhari. Nestled in the Himalayas and breathing-taking landscapes, it is equally blessed with religious and cultural values

The undeterred traveler

January 18, 2019 09:30 am

We all have our own unique reasons for traveling. Many travel because they need to, some travel by choice and some simply because they cherish it. Karan Rai travels because he wants to explore new places and experience new things. Always an outdoorsy person he loved to be out in the open. He loved the feel of fresh air on his face, to gaze at the open skies and revel in the beauty that came with the sun changing color during different times of the day.

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:

Winter travel tips

January 5, 2019 17:28 pm

Traveling in the winter isn’t the easiest thing to do – you have to pack way more clothing than you do in the summer and are often at the mercy of the weather – but it’s also incredibly rewarding. If you are or planning your winter vacation, you’ll have to venture out into the cold. These winter travel tips should prepare you to face winter weather.

Worst-case scenarios

January 4, 2019 09:30 am

The thing about traveling is that it brings about new experiences. But new doesn’t always mean good. Sometimes new means bad and by bad we mean worse. Imagine getting a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, running out of petrol when you are still miles away from your destination or, the worst of the lot, losing your passport in a faraway country.

Life on the road

December 22, 2018 00:10 am

I have fallen head over heels in love with places and people, colors and lights, cuisine and tastes and words and worlds

On her own

December 21, 2018 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Prasuna Dongol, while studying filmmaking in the UK, returned to Nepal a total of five times during her four year undergraduate program. “I returned a month after going to the UK. I just missed home too much,” she says. In all the times she came back to Nepal, she traveled extensively to several places like Manang, Mustang, and Annapurna Base Camp, to name a few. “I could have gone trekking in the UK or in some other country but there is this innate sense of belonging when in comes to Nepal,” she says.

Tips for adventure travel

December 21, 2018 09:02 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Nepal is a paradise when it comes to adventure travel. We have eight out of 14 tallest mountains in the world as well as the most exciting trekking trails including the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp etc., to name a few. And every year, thousands of people ranging from first-timers to professionals come to these places to climb the mountains or trek around it. Places like these have enjoyed their fair share of visitors marveling at their natural beauty.

A spiritual journey

December 7, 2018 07:55 am

I recently got an opportunity to travel to a few places of religious interest in India and I jumped at the chance because a) traveling always intrigues me and b) being indifferent about religion and its various aspects I wanted to understand it a little better by experiencing some places and rituals in all their magnificence. What I hadn’t expected was a sort of spiritual awakening that these places would have on me.

Jeep operators surcharging passengers

November 21, 2018 08:55 am

DADELDHURA, Nov 21: People living around the district headquarters of Dadeldhuraa are forced to cough up Rs 100 to travel just seven kilometers.

Exploring America

November 17, 2018 00:25 am

I got this rare opportunity to travel around the United States of America with Dr Baburam Bhattarai. The journey covered areas from the East to West coasts and from north to south states within a month spanning mid-September to mid-October. This visit followed the similar tour we had taken to Europe in July-August. These visits helped us understand where Nepal stands and what development model Nepal actually needs.

Eat, Pray, Love? Not Always.

November 16, 2018 12:48 pm

It is when Elizabeth, the protagonist of the novel says, "I think I deserve something beautiful”, that motivated me to pack my bags for a solo travel.

POKHARA, Oct 24: Pokhara, widely regarded as Nepal’s best destination for travel and trek, is currently busy serving both foreign and domestic tourists amid Nepali festivals and tourist season.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: As an indication of the citizens' changing travel habits, more Nepalis are setting out for international tours in recent years, especially during the festivals and holidays.

For the past five years, Samip Mainaly has traveled the highs and the lows of Nepal. He has traversed through the familiar trails of the country as well as been to the lesser-known places. As a travel guide, leading groups of travelers to unknown areas of Nepal is what he does best but he is a travel enthusiast himself and confesses he can’t just stay at one place for too long.

Truly Asian experience

September 8, 2018 08:41 am

Located partly on the Asian mainland, Malaysia is truly Asia, like the tagline of Malaysian tourism says. It is rich in culture and has lots of traditions. The five main races -- Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban, Kadazan -- make up the majority of its population. It is one of the wealthiest countries in Southeast Asia and equally rich in biodiversity. Being in Malaysia made me more alive.

The majority of organizational practice and research focuses on exploring individuals’ creative capabilities while staying at work. An emerging strand of research supports the idea that employees’ job-related creativity can also be boosted as they take the time off.