Kathmandu surprises and excites the traveller at every turn. Just being there is an experience, but take it one step further with this travel guide on fun things to do in Kathmandu! From where to find the best momos in Kathmandu to visiting the awesomely named Whoopie Land, it’s time to have fun in Kathmandu.
From game hunting to protected wildlife area…
Best things to Do in Nepal after the earthquake. Nepal has UNESCO sites, culture, food, outdoors, wildlife tourism. Here’s the Ultimate Nepal Travel Guide
I recently had an opportunity to visit Nepal as an invited delegate for the Himalayan Travel Conference. The trip was hosted by Nepal Ministry of Culture Tourism and Aviation and sponsored by Nepal Tourism, the Nepal Chapter of PATA and numerous other sponsors. Kathmandu Nepal is home to remarkable cultural sites. To many in […]
I traveled to the ancient streets of a UNESCO World Heritage site to see where Sherpa Adventure Gear makes its hats and meet the people who make them.
The description attached to a Sherpa Adventure Gear toque clearly states, “Handcrafted in small women co-ops in the ancient city of Bhaktapur right outside Kathmandu.” Not to say they buried the lead, but that one line doesn’t tell the whole story. For that, we had to journey to the other side of the planet.
Sherpa Pride: Family and Community First
To understand how Sherpa Adventure Gear hats fit into its business plan, you first have to go back to the formation of the company.
Tashi Sherpa launched his adventure apparel business in 2003 as a celebration of Sherpa mountain culture. His uncle was a member of Sir Edmund Hilary’s successful bid on Mount Everest in 1953. They have always had a strong sense of identity, family, and community. Through quality product development and loyal partnerships with local suppliers, the Sherpa Adventure Gear label worked its way to the forefront of the outdoor industry.
Read more from source: Family, Pride, Fairness: The Surprising Story of Nepal’s ‘Toque’ Hats
I’ve always dreamed of Everest ever since I was a kid. It was a dream that has always been a dream (to read: a far reality). And as I understand the way of things, I realized that it is impossible for me to summit the top of the world and I came to accept the closest thing – the Everest Base Camp!
After four consecutive years of venturing into Nepal, twice of which were treks to Annapurna Base Camp, I promised myself that my fifth would be to Everest Base Camp. I needed to do it, while I’m still in my prime and my resources could still handle it.
So, I returned to the Himalayas on the last week of November 2016 with my buddy who were also with me on my second trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
Lacking proper training and armed only with determination and strong will to reach the base camp, we ventured on a fifteen-day self-guided journey that took us to the heart of the Greater Himalayan Trail!
Day 1: Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu (1,400m)
Read more from source: Into the Dream Zone: The Journey to Everest Base Camp
Nepal is a destination that is known for its grand vistas which are a mix of astounding Himalayan views, lush jungles, colorful villages, and anicent temples. As such, there is undoubtedly a ton of things that you can do in the country to fill up your time — but when it comes to the wildlife, nothing beats the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chitwan National Park (which is a mere 20-minute flight from the capital of Kathmandu). To date, there are a number of accommodations in this famous safari that could give anyone the opportunity to enjoy Chitwan’s rich habitat; however, the newest luxury jungle lodge of the Taj Hotels named as Meghauli Serai is a place that you must not miss out on.
I actually had the amazing chance to stay here during my visit to Chitwan last year in Nepal, and right from the first day, I easily saw how it is an opulent staycation that will be worth anyone’s time and money.
Read more from source: Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Nepal’s Meghauli Serai (Luxury Jungle Lodge Safari) – I am Aileen
Nepal is a beautiful country and one that’s just so incredible. I’m going to try not to waffle too much, or to sound too cheesy but Nepal is one of those countries that really is awe-inspiring and totally diverse. I mean, before my visit, I only thought the best places to visit in Nepal would be the Himalayas and Kathmandu. Yeah, these are both great… but there really are so many more amazing places to visit in Nepal beyond just its mountains and capital.
My trip to Nepal was a lifetime dream of mine and I’m already itching to return. I promise you, any trip you take will be filled with the most incredible (and friendly people), yummy food and some of the best places to visit in Nepal. It’s a diverse country that you’ll love.
Take a look at 16 of the best places to visit in Nepal. 🇳🇵
Kathmandu is the bustling, slightly dusty and never boring capital and usually the first stop to find some of the best places to visit in Nepal.
Read more from source: 16 Of The Very Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Nepal is a historic and natural wonder of sorts, so you could imagine how ecstatic I was when I had the chance to visit this amazing destination last year whilst I did various fun things to do in Kathmandu!
FYI: To best clarify the difference between Kathmandu city and Kathmandu Valley, you must first understand that the Kathmandu Valley is made up of 3 beautiful ancient cities, namely: Kathmandu (the largest city and capital), Lalitpur (also called as Patan), and Bhaktapur — .
As such, these 3 places that make up the Kathmandu Valley have an enthralling mix of sights, smells and sounds, as well as an awe-inspiring number of temple complexes and squares. As a matter of fact, this 220sqm region has become a place that has the densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world!
That being said, for such an intoxicating place like this, you would surely need to be on top of the best things to do in Kathmandu city or the valley as a whole.
Read more from source: Top 5 Amazing Things to Do in Kathmandu City & Valley (Nepal) – I am Aileen
Kapital’s “Himalayan High Ivy” Spring/Summer 2018 lookbook drops today, and courtesy of go-to Kapital photographer, Eric Kvatek, we’ve got a few exclusive photos to add to the rest of the collection.
This season is heavily inspired by yoga, general outdoor lifestyles, and Asian designs, so be ready for plenty of roomy silhouettes, soft fabrics on nearly everything, some traditional print motifs here and there, and even more roomier silhouettes. But this is Kapital we are dealing with, so the occasional unexpected wonkiness is actually to be expected. In other words, don’t be surprised to see a 2-D true-to-size banana (or nine) sewn onto an otherwise reserved looking item.
Giggle-inspiring pieces like those with the aforementioned bananas and the aloha shirt with flying blue jeans aside, the collection does a decent job of presenting a harmonious assortment that speaks to the story of a West-Asian activity-based lifestyle.
Read more from source: Kapital Drops Their “Himalayan High Ivy” Spring/Summer 2018 Lookbook