SWO-YATRA: This solo woman travel challenge takes Nepali ladies to a new journey

Kathmandu,March 22: Perhaps the 2015 acid attack on two teenage girls in Basantapur of Kathmandu was enough to make Jason Shah realise challenges that women would face in the Nepali society while travelling. Therefore when he was invited to join a march against the incident, he decided that it would make little or no difference in the situation. Instead, he vowed to do something more. The Inception Of A New Campaign When Shah started NepaliTravellers with a few friends in 2015,...

Farewell to the enchanted kingdom

Ravi Man Singh Kathmandu,March 15:Our last day in Lo Manthang was set aside for a tour of the Walled City and a visit to the Chhoser village to see the Jhong cave and the Nyphu monastery. We decided to take a walk around the city, letting our bikes take a break. The weather in the morning was cold but sunny and windless; but afternoons would be windy, so said the charming lady owner of the Mystique Hotel, Karchyung Lhamo....

Exploring history, culture and religion in the fabled kingdom

Ravi Man Singh Kathmandu,March 08:At Tsarang, in the warmth of Maya’s Inn’s dining room, I never felt jauntier after those four grueling days on those wind-blasted dirt roads breathing in a ‘ton’ of dust and grit and almost succumbing to a disastrous experience at the Dajongla Pass on the second day. They were of a little matter now when I thought about Lo Manthang, just a trifling 16km away. I even broke into an animated chat with the guests...

Visit Nepal 2020 Tourism Campaign

Saima Pun Kathmandu,Mar 05: The year 2018, saw Nepal’s tourism grow by 24% with the number of foreign tourists in Nepal reaching over the million mark of 1,173,072, according to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). This is a significant rise when compared to the figures from 2017 which was only 940,218. Achieving the one million milestone has been the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation’s (MoCTCA) goal for about two decades and it has certainly helped boost the...

Snowfall affects life in farwestern hills

Dadeldhura, February 27 Daily life of people in hilly districts of farwestern Nepal has been affected due to snowfall since Tuesday night. Upper settlements of Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Bajhang, Doti, Bajura and Darchula districts have been affected. Temperature has significantly come down due to the snowfall accompanied by incessant rainfall. People have been unable to come out of their houses. Consequently, government offices and marketplaces have received a few visitors on Wednesday. The worst hit by the weather change are...

In the Himalayas, women are left behind in the changing climate

Women Continue To Be Excluded From Decisions Around Climate Change In The Region Even Though They Are Disproportionately Affected, Argues ICIMOD Gender Expert Chanda Gurung Goodrich The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) released first of its kind of assessment of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya this week in Kathmandu. The report has terrifying findings. Even with drastic cuts to global emissions we will lose half of Himalayan glaciers by 2100 with a temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius. The report...

Hockey in the Himalayas

Kathmandu,Feb 11: An ice hockey match will take place in Nepal in July. The 70-minute match will take place 5,200 metres above sea-level within the dramatic Annapurna mountain range. The campaign titles ‘Hockey for Heroes’ will be livestreamed in its entirety in conjunction with Guinness World Record specifications. The organisers say that they have high hopes of introducing a love of the sport to some of the remotest Nepali communities. Hockey for Heroes spokesman Joel Forrester said he hoped...

Mount Everest to be re-measured within a year

Kathmandu,Feb 04: Mount Everest will be re-measured within a year. The New Zealand government is working with the Nepal government to find out if Mt Everest shrank after the 2015 earthquake and if so by how much. Geologists say the April 2015 quake may have shrunk the mountain by about 3 centimetres. The project involves the use of both conventional surveying techniques similar to those used by George Everest (who surveyed Mount Everest in the 19th century) and a modern...

Cloudy Sky In Rest of Nepal With Light Rain Likely To Occur In Few Places

Kathamandu,Jan 31:Generally cloudy in the central and western regions and partly cloudy in the rest of the country. according to Department of Hydrology and Meteorology Meteorological Forecasting Division,light rain likely to occur at a few places of the western region and at one or two places of the eastern and central regions. For expedition team in Western Region, there will be generally cloudy with chances of light to moderate snowfall at many places.

To the enchanting Kingdom of Lo Manthang on two wheels

Ravi Man Singh Kathmandu,Jan 30:At Gheling(3,570m), despite the cold high wind, my three companions decided to take a stroll around the village, still close to an hour left before dark fell. With a mild headache and fever-like chills, I chose instead to rest, huddled before the iron stove in the dining room of the lodge.  Sonam, the hostess, and Chhiring, her two-years-old son, who reminded me of my grandson, kept me company. The lovely boy, eventually, won the heart...

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