In November we want to take you to Nepal on a journey in pictures. Meet the people of Nepal – as diverse and colourful as their country. Nepal has a population of around 29,000 and more than 100 different casts … Continue reading
As Halloween is drawing near we’d like to show you some spooky destinations different from the haunted castles and mansions in Europe. India is a large country with a long history and countless legends and mystery and there are a … Continue reading
Our second open evening was a great success. On Tuesday Dr Mark Watson from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh came to talk about Botany in Nepal.
The second most important festival in Nepal (after Dashain) is Tihar – in India also known as Diwali – the festival of light. It falls into late autumn, and lights up the country at a time when the chill of … Continue reading
Another of our expert guides made it into one of Britain’s top magazines: Climb Magazine published our “Doctor High”, a guide to altitude sickness. Is altitude sickness something that keeps you from going to higher altitudes? You can avoid it … Continue reading
Scientists from the Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN) in Nepal are starting a two-year Tiger Genome Project to set up a DNA database of Tigers in Nepal.
Perhaps some more people stumbled into the film crew of a colourful Bollywood film in Edinburgh in 2010 and since then wondered what had happened to the film, like I did. The film is the long-awaited directorial debut of veteran … Continue reading
If you’ve been to the Himalayas you probably already encountered these tasty filled Nepalese dumplings and want to reproduce them. If you haven’t tried them yet, it is about time you do. Here we’ve got a receipe for you, so … Continue reading
One of Darjeeling’s most important attractions is a train: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also lovingly called the “Toy Train” is a 2 feet narrow gauge train and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It leads on a 86km track from … Continue reading
An environmental group wants the Nepalese government to instal portaloos on Mount Everest. This is not an attempt to make the climb more “comfortable” for climbers, but a try to help keeping the fragile high altitude environment waste free.
Today the world’s youngest reigning monarch, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, married 21 year old Jetsun Pema, daughter of an airline pilot. The ceremony was held much smaller than the previous royal weddings of this year, but was … Continue reading
When hearing the word “Darjeeling”, not only tea lovers will think of green hills growing the world’s finest tea – also referred to as the “Champagne of Tea“. But what makes it so special?
WWF’s Green Hiker Campaign has officially been launched in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Previously it had sucessfully been adopted in India and Nepal, now another Himalayan country joins in the efforts to save the pristine mountain environment.
Our guide to giving gifts to your hosts when travelling is now online at Travelmag! If you want to give something back to your hosts in developing countries, have a read about the Dos and Don’ts of giving. What are … Continue reading
The Nepal Scotland Association is bringing Nepal‘s most important festival to Edinburgh: On 11 October from 4.30 – 11.30 you can join them for their Dashain party in the Masonic Hall in Leith. Tickets are available at the door for … Continue reading
The longest trek in the world, the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal, has officially been opened. In July, the first two people ever completed the trek, which is 1,700km long and takes 157 days to complete. The trek can be … Continue reading
Are you ready for your holidays? Nepalese culture is very different from ours, you should read up before travelling. Here are some interesting facts about food culture in Nepal, which you should remember on your travel: