Category Archives: Nepal

Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley – The Temples of Lalitpur (Patan)

Related Post: The Kathmandu Valley and Its UNESCO World Heritage Sites Nepal’s Kathmandu valley does not lack for dazzling religious and royal palace architecture.  The map below shows some of the seven sites that have made the UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley: The Temples of Bhaktapur

Related Post: The Kathmandu Valley & its UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites Of the three major towns in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur –  it is the last one, with a name which translates as the city (pur) … Continue reading

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Finding A Good Place To Pitch A Tent

When you’re on the move – hiking, mountaineering, canoeing – circumstances often dictate what small patch of the great outdoors you’ll be calling  home for the night. Sometimes the sheer beauty of the spot convinces you to stop moving for the … Continue reading

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Boudhanath Stupa – The Heart Of Nepal’s Tibetan Community

Previous Post: Swayambhunath – Buddha Eyes Over the Kathmandu Valley Update: The Boudhanath Stupa did not suffer any serious damage from the earthquakes of early 2015.  However, the part of the stupa above the dome was later taken apart because of a major crack. … Continue reading

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Swayambhunath – Buddha Eyes Over The Kathmandu Valley

Previous Post: The Kathmandu Valley & Its UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites Update: Many of Swayambhunath’s structures suffered considerable damage in the earthquake of April 2015. The Anantapura shikhara to the left of the steps toppled and there was serious damage to buildings on the … Continue reading

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The Kathmandu Valley & Its UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites

Nepal and Kathmandu are in the news this week for the worst of reasons, a catastrophe at once unimaginable and yet recurring. The Years 1255 and  1934 saw similar earthquakes severely rattle the country’s foundations and then too its mountainsides and … Continue reading

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Thorung La: The High Point of Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit

Related Post: The Annapurna Circuit: Is It Still Worth Doing? The Annapurna Circuit is one of the world’s great hiking routes. Along with stupendous scenery, walkers find easy accommodation, a clearly defined route that the locals have used for hundreds of … Continue reading

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Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit: Is It Still Worth Doing?

Related Post – Thorung La: The High Point Of The Annapurna Circuit Images enlarge with a click; blue text leads to a related page when clicked on. The classic 220-kilometer Annapurna Circuit has attracted thousands of trekkers over the 40-year time span … Continue reading

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The High Passes of Everest Trek Part 5 – Gokyo to Lukla via Renjo La

“I’m homeward bound!”  That thought was foremost in my mind as we left Gokyo. We’d been on trek for sixteen days- and before that I had spent almost three weeks in the Annapurna region doing the circuit there. So, yes- … Continue reading

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Blowin’ In the Wind: An Appreciation of Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags

Related Post: Boudhanath Stupa – The Heart of Nepal’s Tibetan Community All images enlarge with a click! The morning ritual involves freshly ground coffee and a seat at the kitchen table.  Then I look outside past the thermometer and my … Continue reading

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