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Folk Music in Nepal

So many times as I was wandering around the streets of Nepal I was surprised with musical performances – almost always at or around temples or religious sites. Listen to them all or listen to the ones that interest you most, but enjoy this little musical slice of wandering around Nepal.     Music, surprise, … Continue reading »

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Welcome to Nepal Railways

Nepal Railways Walking along the Nepal Railway was a great rural experience, but don’t expect to take the train too far. My walking buddy had attempted it a few days before and got turned back at a police checkpoint just before the border!   —- Planning travels in Nepal but unsure how to organize it … Continue reading »

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Kunde

Just a few hundred meters above the village of Namche Bazar, Kunde makes a great day trip on what could be an otherwise boring rest day. I found the village almost on accident, walking aimlessly after an absurdly early arrival to Namche and a safety-imposed limit on ascending any more for the night’s stop. Kunde … Continue reading »

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Life and Death: The Final Journey at Pashupati

     

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Naptime in Namche Bazar

The village of Namche Bazar is the ultimate mountain rest-stop. With the airstrip above town no longer open to commercial flights and the elevation pushing safe acclimitisation practices, most travelers end up spending a full day or more hanging out in town to get used to altitude’s affect on the body. And its definitely a … Continue reading »

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Epic Hindu Matrimony: Sita Bibaha Festival 2011

Janakpur exists mainly as a small provincial town of note only as the end of Nepal’s single railway line, but one day ever year it plays host to one of the wilder festivals I’ve ever been to. Sita Bibaha festival, a celebration of the marriage of Sita and Rama from the Hindu epic Ramayana, reminds … Continue reading »

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Over the Cho La Pass

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Everest View

The biggest reason to go trekking at the base of Everest is, of course, to finally see Everest with one’s own two eyes. And man, there are plenty of opportunities.  All of these were taken from my personal peak just north of Gokyo Ri.  I highly recommend the walk, if you’re ever in the area.

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