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The greatest of the greats, humbling, awe inspiring, life changing, and empowering are all common regards held toward the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest. Those who endeavor to conquer it in their lifetime follow the trail of some of the greatest adventurers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first two people to ascend to the summit of Everest on May 29, 1953. Also known as Chomolungma, Qomolangma, Sagarmatha or Zhumulangma this epic summit measures 29,029 feet above sea level. It's hard to say exactly how many thousands of people have now challenged the heights of Everest's famous peaks, but due to the extreme weather conditions deaths are not uncommon tolling 210 to date. Located between Nepal and Tibet, there are different ascent routes to ...

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Langtang National Park is located north of Kathmandu and stretches all the way to the Nepali/Tibetan border. The remote and stunning views offered here of the Himalayas are unparalleled and well worth the strenuous trek that it takes to see them. The region is home to the Tamang people who have built several Buddhist monasteries among the peaks, which house brightly colored Buddha’s and cradle hundred-year-old silk brocade paintings called Thangka. Setting out to trek Langtang region, we took the bus from Kathmandu to Thulo Bharku, a spine shattering, nerve-wracking, patience-trying ride, that took 11 hours to travel a mere 130km. Driven and conducted by two boys whose ages added together couldn’t have equaled my own, the bus broke down twice, each time causing a ...

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The history of Kathmandu’s Swayambhunath Stupa is believed to be as old as the Kathmandu Valley. Perched on the top of a hill, Swayambhunath is a site that should never be missed on a Kathmandu tour. This ancient stupa is one of the oldest religious structures in the whole country. In spite of Swayambhunath being a Buddhist place, it is considered a holy and revered place by the Hindu community of Nepal. Swayambhunath Stupa lies about 2 km west of Thamel in Kathmandu, and is one of the best places in Nepal to get a glimpse of the culture and traditions of the region. After your first visit, chances are, a single visit will not be enough to get acquainted with each and every aspect ...

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The Parinibbana Sutta sacred book for Buddhists says that Buddha identified four pilgrimages where devotees would pay homage after his departure from the world. These four holy places of Buddhism are: the place of Buddha’s birth, his enlightenment, his first sermon, and his death. Lumbini Garden in Nepal is the site where the Buddha was born, and so of course is very popular for those travelling to Nepal. For all Buddhists of the world, Lumbini Garden is the place where the story of Buddhism started. Lumbini is probably the most important historical town in Nepal, and this small town offers visitors some of the most momentous archeological treasures of the country, some dating back to the 3rd century BC. Lumbini lies in the western tarai ...

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Mapping out the Himalayas has been historically recorded since people started climbing and undertaking expeditions to the Mt. Everest. However, only in 2008 did Robin Boustead successfully map out a feasible traverse on the Himalayas using GPS and the help of his wife and friends. This route is known as the Great Himalayan Trail and it is touted to be the ultimate goal of any mountain trekker. The Great Himalayan Trail is approximately 7800kms and is divided into 7 trails that may be explored individually. The Great Himalayan Trail, according to its pioneers, is more of a recommended trail rather than an actual, permanent one. Trails in the Himalayas change constantly and there are a lot of possible ones still waiting to be explored. The ...

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There are many ways you can describe Kathmandu: a capital city, the largest metropolis in Nepal, or maybe most appropriately a refuge of ancient temples. Today Kathmandu is the prime art and cultural centre of the country, and has developed into a great tourist destination of Nepal. A highlight for the thousands of tourists that visit each year are the ancient temples and historic buildings. They provide tourists who visit Kathmandu with a glimpse of rich culture and colourful heritage. Kathmandu is home to a large number of ancient temples, historic buildings and artistic monuments. Every sightseeing Kathmandu tour of the city usually starts with Durbar Square, famous for lots of ancient structures, one of which is Hanuman Dhoka (or Royal Palace). Hanuman Dhoka is ...

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Nepal

Area: 140,800.00 km2
Population: 27,676,547
Capital: Kathmandu
Available Language Guides : Hindi

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