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Homestay in Nepali Village

Just like any South Asian city, Kathmandu is crowded, noisy, dusty and polluted. The capital city of Nepal is choking under a blanket of pollution particularly now when it is going through a lot of construction, building repairs and roadworks as part of post-earthquake recovery efforts. As such, many travellers typically spend only a day or two in Kathmandu, majority quickly move on especially the adventure travellers for their main objective is to trek the Himalayan mountain trails in the country. Fortunately, there are a number of places in Kathmandu and its surrounding valley where travellers can go to escape from the

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Top Places in Nepal for Non Adventure Travellers

Nepal is often associated with adventurous travellers. With eight of the world’s top ten highest summits in Nepal including Mount Everest, it is no wonder that travellers come to this small country only to trek the Himalayan hiking trails. But is that all there is to see in Nepal? Many are not aware that Nepal is a diverse country, packed with amazing sights from ancient temples and tropical jungles to picturesque valleys and snow-capped peaks within a short distance. To enjoy Nepal that doesn’t involve long arduous journey on foot at high altitude levels, here are non-trekking activities that never

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Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, Chitwan National Park – Review

Apart from the high-altitude mountain treks that Nepal is famous for, tourists are increasingly discovering the lowlands of Nepal. The lowlands area is in the south, at the fringe of the Indian plains – the Teraj – and it is here that you find Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is a World Heritage-listed reserve covering 932 sq. km of jungle and grasslands, and is one of Nepal’s popular tourist destinations. Chitwan is one of the best wildlife national parks in Asia to spot deers, monkeys, a variety of birds, and one-horned rhinos. And if you are extremely lucky, you

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Temples and Streets of Kathmandu: A Photo Essay

Despite spending only half a day to explore Kathmandu, I have found the city quite extraordinary and enchanting. During that short time, I was intrigued by what I saw – ancient temples, historic monuments, UNESCO World Heritage Sites – that I took quite a number of photos. Here’s a photo essay of Kathmandu’s temples and street life: 32 images of Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. *Also Read: Top Places in Nepal for Non-Adventure Travellers And a video of my visit to Boudhanath. Did I mention before that this is my favourite place in Kathmandu?

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4 Must-See Places in Kathmandu for First-Timers

Just like any South Asian city, Kathmandu is crowded, noisy, dusty and polluted. The capital city of Nepal is choking under a blanket of pollution particularly now when it is going through a lot of construction, building repairs and roadworks as part of post-earthquake recovery efforts. As such, many travellers typically spend only a day or two in Kathmandu. Majority quickly move on especially the adventure travellers for their main objective is to trek the Himalayan mountain trails in the country. Well, who can blame them – 8 of the world’s Top 10 highest summits are in Nepal including Mount

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Best Time To Visit Nepal is NOW!

Cabin crew, please be seated for landing. That in-flight announcement was made probably about thirty minutes before landing – I can’t remember exactly when. But typically, when that announcement is made, you would expect to see views of the city landscape from above, right? Not when you’re flying into Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. From my window seat, I was a treated to a view of clouds like big balls of cotton. The plane flew right into those clouds just before landing at the airport, as if for a few minutes, we were enveloped in these big cotton balls. [Click to

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