Christmas Comes to Kathmandu

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We were experiencing the –slightly unreal— joys of Christmas in Kathmandu. Namaste had given way to Old Saint Nick.

Golden Idol and Bloody Sacrifice above the Himalayan Clouds

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All in all, nothing that day went as planned. And I damn glad of it; it was the best mistake of my life so far.

The Best Place in the World to Trek

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Nepal is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world and it’s not hard to see why. Fully one-third of the great snow-capped Himalaya is contained within Nepal’s borders, and the opportunities to explore this vast are many. Here is a look at some of the most exciting trekking opportunities in Nepal, with information on how to prepare and what you’ll need to bring.

6 Ways to Experience Nepal in Pokhara

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Though many travelers come through Nepal to visit the famous Himalayas or the temples of Kathmandu, there are many amazing things to do in the city of Pokhara beyond trekking and sightseeing. Annie Shustrin suggests six ideas to help you experience Nepal in a new way.

How Bizarre – Khumjung, Nepal

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A New York woman finds more than prayer flags while trekking alone in the Everest region.

Best BootsnAll Travel Photos: May 2010

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Enjoy this feast for the eyes with some of the best travel photos from May 2010 on BootsnAll’s daily travel photo site – and find out how yours can be featured here, too.

Kathmandu Nights

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Carleton Cole takes us on a wild ride through Kathmandu, into the Nepali capital’s overwhelming backpacker ghetto of Thamel, which makes Asia’s other travellers’ districts look as tame as a tea party.

Urban Muse – 10 Locations to Inspire Your Writing

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Are you a traveler and a writer? Ahimsa Kerp recommends ten of the best cities in the world to pen your novel or write your travel memoirs.

A Very Different Nepal

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Nepal’s southern region, with its wetlands, forests, and agricultural communities offers fascinating contrasts with the Himmalayas. Paul Belz describes his close experiences with the Terai’s people and wildlife.

Nepal Trekking and Mountaineering

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Experience the spirit of the Himalayan Mountains. Lopsang Sherpa tells you what you need to know about mountaineering in Nepal.