The trekking to the Langtang valley is one of the popular classic treks in Nepal. Langtang lies about 130 km north of the Kathmandu Valley close to the border with Tibet, China and is the closet place where one could get the massive snow capped mountains and beautiful glaciers.Just around 7-8 hours drive from katmandu, you reach the starting point of the trekking, i.e. Syabrubensi.It is Nepal’s first national park, and lies between the Himalayan range to the north, dominated by Langtang Lirung 7246m,... continue reading
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'Bisket Jatra' observed in 'Thimi', an ancient Newari town lying 10 kilometres east from Kathmandu, is one of the most spectacular festivals. 'Bisket Jatra' observed in Thimi is also called Sindoor Jatra(Vermilion Powder Festival) is absolutely different than observed in proper Bhaktapur. The day marks the begining of Nepali New Year. People greet each other and play with Vermilion color. In no time the whole locality turn into colorful orange. Bisket Jatra has been regarded as the best festival of... continue reading
Like previous years, this year as well mahashivaratri festival was celebrated in Nepal on 20 February.Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Falgun, which corresponds to the month of February - March in English. Mahashivaratri is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus.Maha Shivaratri means "The Big Night of Shiva" or "Auspicious darkness". It is a night of awakening. This festival is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva.People from all over the world throng... continue reading
Tamang community under the Mahayan sect of Buddhist religion, observed Sonam Lhosar across the nation this year on 24 January 2012.The meaning of 'Lho' in Tibetan language is ‘year’ and 'Sar' means ‘new’. Sonam Lhosar is the celebration of Tamang's new year.Tamangsare the ancient and original inhabitants of the mountains and plains of the Himalayan regions of Nepal.Tamangs celebrate their new year on the first day of new moon or in other words the very next day after the no-moon day of month... continue reading
Thinley Lundup is a star of Oscar nominated movie 'Caravan' also known as' Himalaya'.In 1999, "Caravan" was nominated in the best foreign film category in 72nd Oscar Academy Awards , a feat that no Nepali film has been able to repeat since.Caravan is a movie by French photographer Eric Valli.The movie captures the life of the yak caravan traders pitted against the harsh mountains, nature and their culture in Dolpo region of Nepal.Except some actors, everyone else in the film was a local, including... continue reading
Tamu is another name of Gurung community of Nepal and Losar means New Year. Tamu Losar is celebration of Gurung’s New Year.Tamu Losar is celebrated on every 15 Poush of the Nepali calendar (in December/January).Gurung men wear bhangra, a white cloth shirt-like apparel tied across the chest and open like a bag at the back (for carrying things), and a kachhad, like a short sarong or kilt. Gurung women, both children and adolescents, are seen in their maroon velvet ghalek (blouses), enhanced by large... continue reading
Afghanistan beat Hongkong by 8 runs to win the final of ACC Twenty20 Cup 2011 here at TU Cricket ground, Kathmandu, Nepal. Afghanistan have now won all three ACC Twenty20 Cups.In the final match, Batting first, Afghanistan scored 125 runs in 19.5 overs with Gulbodin Naib top scoring with 57 runs.On bowling, Hamid Hassan, player of the match, took 3 wicketsby giving away just 12 runs.Chasing the meager target of 126 runs, HongKong could just foster 117 runs in 19.2 overs. For Hongkong, JJ Atkinson... continue reading
Kumari is the only living,breathing goddess.Kumari means young unmarried girl.The custom of worshipping a pre-pubescent girl, who is not a born goddess, as the source of supreme power is an old Hindu-Buddhist tradition that still continues to this day in Nepal.There are several Kumaris in Kathmandu Valley. The Kumari of Kathmandu living in‘Kumari Ghar’,at Basantapur Durbar Square is regarded as the most important one and is also known as the Royal Kumari.However, these pictures are of Kumari of... continue reading
Mahashivaratri is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus. People from all over the world throng to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu,Nepal,one of the most important shrines of Lord Shiva.Devotees worship lord Shiva while some women fast during this very day. Married women pray for the well being of their husbands and sons, while unmarried women pray for an ideal husband like Shiva. In the temple premises,babas seem to enjoy with Marijuana.Devotees also taste Marijuana as it is considered as 'Prasad'... continue reading
Gai Jatra- The festival of cows is a festival celebrated by the Newar community of Kathmandu valley every year since the malla period. Every family who lost their member participate in this festival. They bring children or sometimes adult as well with resemblance of Radha Krishna or give them funny looks or resemblance of cow, yogi and other Hindu idol. Gai Jatra is a healthy festival which enables the people to accept the reality of death and to prepare oneself for the life after death. continue reading
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