Tag Archives: Nepal

Swing into 160-meter-deep Bhotekoshi Gorge

Swing into 160-meter-deep Bhotekoshi Gorge

July 3rd 2016 was the day I fulfilled a long awaited dream. It was the day I put my adrenaline levels to the test. It was the day I tried Swing. Yes, I jumped for the first time. For the first few seconds I was terrified, but later I was overjoyed. Here’s the video toContinue Reading

The Mesmerizing Trek to Poon Hill -The Best Trekking in Nepal

The Mesmerizing Trek to Poon Hill -The Best Trekking in Nepal

“Wake me up when September ends and I will have best days of my life”. This statement holds true for me. October 2014 brought new adventure in my life when I accomplished a breathtaking trek to Poon Hill, over 3200 meters in altitude, near Ghorepani village of Myagdi district, Nepal. It presents scenery of over fifteenContinue Reading

The Sacred Lake: Gosaikunda

The Sacred Lake: Gosaikunda

Many beautiful lakes exist in Nepal, often surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and majestic mountain ranges that are common in Nepal’s mountainous regions. Gosaikunda (pictured) is one of the purest holy lakes whose radiance I have been fortunate to witness. Standing steadily 4380 meters above sea level, this sacred lake is constantly spreading its divine blessing to the people ofContinue Reading

A Nepali meaning of family: A source of identity and existence

A Nepali meaning of family: A source of identity and existence

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in…” What a beautiful poem Robert Frost has written. When I read this poem, ‘home’, to me, means ‘family’, and I wonder if Frost also had a similar thought in his mind when he was composing the poem. HomeContinue Reading

Naumati Baajaa: A signifier of Nepali culture

Naumati Baajaa: A signifier of Nepali culture

Music is like a magnet. When I hear some music, it attracts me in such a way that I begin singing silently along with its ebb and flow. When it’s the typical Nepali folk music of the Naumati Baajaa, I cannot control myself. I need to dance. Naumati Baajaa is fundamental to Nepalese culture andContinue Reading

Traditional marriage in Nepal

Traditional marriage in Nepal

Remember that typical scene from a movie where the hero gets down on one knee and offers a rose to the heroine, then asks “Will you marry me?” The heroine smiles, they come closer together and hold each other in their arms. A romantic song begins and they start dancing. If you are thinking aboutContinue Reading

Celebrating the mystery of Vijaya Dashami

Celebrating the mystery of Vijaya Dashami

Autumn is awesome in Nepal. The white Himalayas kiss the blue sky and the yellow paddy fields dance in slow motion, in tune with the caressing breeze and the whispering river playing hide-and-seek down the blue mountains. Nature is amazing. With the advent of autumn and the blooming of the golden marigolds and glowing poinsettias,Continue Reading

Nepal – Khyam Bishwokarma

Nepal – Khyam Bishwokarma

I was born in…..a rural part of Nepal called Parbat, I have spent most of my life in…..Parbat and now I live in…..Kathmandu, Nepal. My favourite local films are……Saino and Darpan Chhaya. When I need a reminder of home, I listen to…..Nepali folk music. My favourite time of the year is…..autumn. My all time local hero is……my primary schoolContinue Reading

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