10 Things to Do Before Traveling to NEPAL

Ghandruk village, Annapurna South

  Nepal is a traveler’s country and a trekker’s paradise. People travel to Nepal from all corners of the world, whether to experience her rich cultural diversity and simple way of life or the abundance of natural beauty she is blessed with. It’s only a matter of time that you would want to see the Read more

Rato Machhindranath Jatra: Experience of a Lifetime!

rato machhindranath cover

It’s truly an amazing sight to behold! The 32 haat (hands) long chariot beautifully decorated, inside which resides the god of rain Rato Machhindranath in its small abode. And to see this huge chariot sometimes even towering over houses by the side of the road being pulled by hundreds of men is an awesome moment. Read more

Dipankha Yatra: Nepal’s Longest and Greatest Walkathon

Dipankha procession

Well, where do I even begin to describe what Dipankha Yatra is and its significance to both Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal. The first time I heard about it, was way back in 2005 when it was going to be held after 38 years. I wanted to participate in it knowing only that the yatra Read more

Gai Jatra- A Culture of its Own

Showcasing different colorful attires with a presence to run the streets, this centuries old festival of Nepal has transformed into a spectacular festival that gives tribute to the dead.  On this day the streets are filled with people who characterize themselves as cows. People of deceased family of all age groups are seen dressed up Read more