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Reaching Sandakpur: Witnessing Sunrise Over Three Countries

After trekking 36 kilometers from Illam Bazar, you'll arrive at Sandakpur which is the tallest peak around. Shree Antu, Siddhi Thumka, and Sandakpur, these three peaks have made Illam known as the Sunrise District. Sandakpur is a part of Sandakpur Rural Municipality. It is located at an altitude of 3636 meters, and....

Tourism potential in Nepal

Nepal, a small landlocked country in South Asia, is a place of great natural beauty and cultural diversity. With towering Himalayan peaks, lush jungles, tranquil lakes and rivers, and an array of wildlife, Nepal is an ideal destination for those looking for an authentic and unique travel experience. However, despite....

Adorable Timbung Pokhari

Timbung Pokhari is a popular tourist destination of Province 1. Located at the triangular confluence of Yangwarak in Panchthar, Sidingwa village in Taplejung and Sikkim State in India is the magical Timbung Pokhari. To reach Timbung Pokhari, one has to walk for three days from Panchthar and Taplejung. The place can....

Popular ethnic food items in Nepal

Can culture be tasted? Why not! In fact, it is said by Deborah Cater, a travel writer, that you have to taste the culture to understand it. Different ethnic groups have their unique delicacy which reflects a huge part of their culture. Nepal is diverse socially and culturally and so is diverse in culinary heritage.....

Shey Phoksundo National Park – the only trans-Himalayan national park  

Shey-Phokaundo National Park (Nepali: शे-फोक्सुण्डो राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज) is the largest national park of Nepal. It's has diverse terrain and altitude variation supporting wide range of vegetation and wildlife. The park was established in 1984 AD. The total area of....

Khaptad National Park – the Living Garden of Herbs and Natural Museum

Khaptad National Park (Nepali: खप्तड राष्ट्रिय निकुज), the home of the renowned scholar and a hermit Late Khaptad Swami (खप्तड स्वामी), was established as a national park in 1984 AD. It covers an area of 225 sq. km and has a buffer zone of area 216 sq.....

Dhading : The valley of Rubies

The valley of Rubies Located at the immediate west of Kathmandu valley, Dhading city is one of the most underrated tourist spots of Nepal. The district headquarter is Dhading Besi. The word ‘Besi’ in the Nepali language means lowlands in the river basin, the reason many people settled here. Dhading is the....

Fill the month: Easy weekend treks around Kathmandu Valley

Lamatar to Godawari This trail does not really qualify as a hike, but if what you want is a few hours of peace, walking through woods, mustard fields and sleepy villages, then this hike could work for you. The approximately 11-km hike starts from Lamatar, and can end at the Godawari Botanical Garden, Godamchaur, even....

When Will Jharana Thapa Learn? Ae Mero Hajur 4 continues the cycle of misrepresenting Queer-community

- Esaa Khanal The date for the release of Jharana Thapa’s movie Ae Mero Hajur 4 starring Suhana Thapa and Anmol KC is scheduled to release on April 8, 2022. The story follows the vibrant couple who fall in love but things take an opposite turn.  However, the movie which shows a roller-coaster ride of a couple is....

LGBTQIA+: Forbidden Tale in Nepali Household (MUA Sophie Sunuwar)

- Esaa Khanal As many of you may have heard famous MUA Sophie Sunuwar is the first transgender makeup artist in Nepal. Furthermore, she is also the first transgender to come out in public.  Many have seen her glamorous life as someone who has been working with celebrities. But for me, I wanted to learn about Sophie....

Palpa AKA Kathmandu’s Younger Brother: A City Of Tradition and Culture!

- Janak Karki If you generally introduce Palpa to new people, you can call it Kathamandu’s younger brother because of the similarities between them. Followingly, some also consider it Nepal’s Darjeeling.  The modern Palpa is often known for Rani mahal aka Nepal’s Taj Mahal. Palpali’s Dhaka Topi has always....

This weekend, go camping

Kathmandu is surrounded by hills that make for the perfect destinations for a quick getaway into nature. And with spring almost here, the weather is perfect to pack up your tents and sleeping bags and camp with friends. Keeping that in mind, here are some destinations near the Valley that can be the perfect spot to....

Chanakya Niti in Education

Chanakya was a philosopher, who had compiled almost every aspect policy that had been written in India up to that time regarding property, economics, or material success. Chanakya, also identified as Kauṭilya or Vishnu Gupta, was a powerful political leader. Born into a Brahmin family in 350 BC, Chanakya was....