July 2, 2022

NEPAL

  • Finding yourself in the hidden Valley of Nar Phu
    by Avant Shrestha on June 16, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    The valley of Nar and Phu lies north of the popular and well-traversed Annapurna circuit. The Nar Phu valley is perfectly hidden and is nestled within high mountain passes and great Himalayan vistas that are only occasionally explored.  Open for exploration only since 2002, the Nar Phu trek offers trekkers a raw experience of Nepal’s The post Finding yourself in the hidden Valley of Nar Phu appeared first on Inside Himalayas.

  • The Rato Machindranath Festival: Chariots, Furious Sages, and Rain-giving Snakes.
    by SushiLaya on June 9, 2022 at 7:12 am

    The jatra for Rato Machindranath is a sight to see in Lalitpur. Newars celebrate the chariot festival of a beloved deity, in Patan around the time of the Nepali new year. Held right before the monsoon season every year, this jatra is believed to bring rain and prosperity to the valley.  Rato Machindranath is known The post The Rato Machindranath Festival: Chariots, Furious Sages, and Rain-giving Snakes. appeared first on Inside Himalayas.

  • 4 dishes for the perfect meal in Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    by SushiLaya on May 30, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Strolling from Hari Shankara temple towards Nyatapole, you’ll notice locals sitting in the shade enjoying a cup of chiya, bakeries busy making sweet Newari pastries, and the aroma of spiced meat wafting in the air. Known for its culture, architecture, and craftsmanship, Bhaktapur is a Newari city with a beautiful history. It is a one-of-a-kind The post 4 dishes for the perfect meal in Bhaktapur Durbar Square appeared first on Inside Himalayas.

  • Finding Peace in Pokhara: Yoga and Meditation Centers near Pokhara
    by Iuliana Marchian on May 19, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Pokhara is a base camp for many treks in the Annapurna Himalayas, but many do not recognize it to be one of the best sceneries when it comes to hosting meditation and yoga retreats. Sitting on Phewa’s Lakeside or at the World Peace Pagoda, you can admire the mighty mountains and immerse yourself in the The post Finding Peace in Pokhara: Yoga and Meditation Centers near Pokhara appeared first on Inside Himalayas.

  • Yoga and meditation centers in Lumbini
    by Iuliana Marchian on May 5, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Located in the Nepalese Terai and bordering India, the sacred ground of Lumbini is made up of lush gardens, ponds, light forests, wetlands, and rivers. Siddhartha Gautama – known as the Enlightened One (the Buddha), was born here in the 7th century B.C. After gaining supreme enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, he taught the Dhamma of The post Yoga and meditation centers in Lumbini appeared first on Inside Himalayas.

  • The Changu Narayan Temple: Legends, History, and Architectural Value
    by Iuliana Marchian on April 28, 2022 at 10:57 am

    The Kathmandu Valley features a unique coexistence of Hindu and Buddhist religious sites with symbolic and artistic values that are closely associated with legends, rituals, and festivals. Changu Narayan is among seven UNESCO sites in the valley and includes a traditional Newari settlement and a Hindu temple complex. The monument dating back to the fourth The post The Changu Narayan Temple: Legends, History, and Architectural Value appeared first on Inside Himalayas.

  • What you need to know when going on a retreat at a monastery
    by Iuliana Marchian on April 13, 2022 at 10:04 am

    Bordered by the Himalayan range in the north, Nepal is well known for its scenic treks and impressive mountain views. Culture also has an important role, and traditional architecture is one of the main reasons to explore Newari towns and Hindu temples. At the same time, Buddhism is spread throughout the country. As a result, The post What you need to know when going on a retreat at a monastery appeared first on Inside Himalayas.

  • Himalayan Ascents During the Covid-19 Pandemic
    by Inside Himalayas on December 13, 2021 at 10:46 am

    The trails and tribulations of planning mountaineering expeditions during a pandemic… The Covid -19 pandemic has dealt a hard blow to the global economy. Tourism, hospitality, and the aviation sectors have been the hardest hit. In Nepal, the repeated lockdowns and the government’s decision to halt international flights have taken a huge toll on the The post Himalayan Ascents During the Covid-19 Pandemic appeared first on Inside Himalayas.

  • The Sacred Art of Nepal – Paubha
    by Inside Himalayas on December 6, 2021 at 10:25 am

    “Paubha is more than just a painting, it is a lesson that ought to be applied in the life of an artist,” states renowned Paubha painter Lok Chitrakar, while reflecting on the philosophical dimension of Paubha painting. Understanding Paubha painting is an exotic journey for creative minds due to its immense philosophical and spiritual power. It requires enormous skill and years of The post The Sacred Art of Nepal – Paubha appeared first on Inside Himalayas.

  • The Rise of Traditional Nepalese Cuisine
    by Inside Himalayas on November 22, 2021 at 9:53 am

    In the quiet suburb of Devonshire, London there’s a murmur of excitement as local diners and food critics get a taste of authentic traditional Nepalese cuisine. No, it’s not the bland ‘dal-bhaat’, but an elaborate 16-course meal. The menu includes homely treats like ‘kodo ko kheer’ (millet porridge) and ‘sandheko bhogate‘ (pomelo salsa) which are The post The Rise of Traditional Nepalese Cuisine appeared first on Inside Himalayas.