Sights in the Streets of Kathmandu

skateboard

Thought riding bicycles on the streets of Kathmandu was hard; try skateboards! To my astonishment, I saw a couple of teens on skateboards making their way in the traffic. It was a pleasant surprise for me, looking out the window from a micro-bus, finding anything other than old rusty buses and shiny private cars to Read more

Arniko Skateboards: Action Sport Meets Traditional Art!

Arniko

  Arniko Skateboards, founded in 2007 is the brainchild of Marius Arniko Arter, Nepali-born Swiss National, together with his co-manager, James Carson, Australian graphics designer, produce hand-carved skateboards using traditional carving techniques in Nepal. This unique venture employs skills of the local wood-carving artisans and helps to preserve and promote the traditional wood-carving of Nepal Read more

Bon: A Unique Religion and Culture in the Himalayas

Narshi Gonpa Ngawa

Bon is believed to be an indigenous religion of Tibet which followed its people when they migrated in the Himalayas of Nepal. It’s the religion of the Himalayas around 11th century before the advent of Buddhism in the region. Bon is the religion and Bonpo is referred to the people (followers of Bon religion) or Read more

Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake: Best of Both Worlds!

Ngozumba Glacier

Gokyo Ri (5360 m) rests at 17,575 ft above sea level in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. It’s the mountain top from where you can see the most spectacular panoramic view of the five highest (above 8000m) mountains in the world: Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Read more

Shivapuri Hike: Into the Kingdom of Clouds!

clouds

Shivapuri National Park is widely popular among the people who love to hike and trek in Kathmandu. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Kathmandu. Just for a day’s hike it’s a very tiring but refreshing walk or rather a hike in the lush damp green forest which is totally worth Read more