Nagaland is known as a land of festivals, with each of the many tribes celebrating numerous festivals throughout the year. Every year in the first week of December, Nagaland celebrates a very special festival: The popular Hornbill Festival.
What’s the thing everyone wants from their holidays? Relaxation – and one of the best ways to relax is a nice massage. There are plenty of opportunities to get massages in the Himalayas – especially good after a hard day’s … Continue reading
I just came across a nice story about a Buddhist view on dealing with verbal abuse and anger, that I would like to share with you:
As we reported last week, leaders of India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan met in Thimphu last weekend to talk about the challenges of climate change the Himalayan nations are facing. Outcome of the meeting was an agreement to collaborate and … Continue reading
Many travellers’ holiday reading plans have been disrupted by airport scanners. Complaints have been voiced by multiple travellers that their Kindle was ruined after baggage checks at the airport. Radiation from X-ray scanners can permanently damage the device’s display.
On 19 November the Governments of Nepal, India, Bhutan and Bangladesh meet in Thimphu, Bhutan for an important summit: They come together to discuss the impacts of Climate Change they are facing, and actions that need to be taken at … Continue reading
Our friends from the Rainbow Children’s Home in Nepal have sent us a newsletter, containing their activities of the last months. Many things have happened: With the help of volunteers, they could rent a new house which is now the … Continue reading
The Himalayas are home to many legends and tales that can teach us about life. In Bhutan people tell the popular tale of Meme Haylay (“limping grandpa”), a man who found happiness:
An army of school children from Mustang has been appointed to record movements of the rare Snow Leopards in Nepal.
Our expert guide to Beginners’ Treks in the Himalayas is now available in another newspaper: The Press and Journal printed our article in last weekend’s edition. For those who missed it, you can read it here: Beginners Treks in the … Continue reading
Shastar Vidya is an ancient form of martial arts developed by the Sikh – and it is dying. The last master of this art form is 44-year old former factory worker Nidar Singh from Wolverhampton. To save this knowledge he … Continue reading
We have put together an article about the best beginners’ treks in the Himalayas and you can read it now in the Climber Magazine. Even if you’ve never been trekking – fear not, these treks are easy to walk and … Continue reading
Numbers of vultures in Nepal are rising, thanks to their very own chain of healthy diners. What sounds like a joke is an effort to recover population numbers, after many birds got poisoned by painkillers that had been fed to … Continue reading
The Forest Department of Kerala recently completed the most comprehensive and in depth ornithological survey ever conducted in India. A five-member team including eminent ornithologists recorded 341 species of birds in the Malabar region. The survey has set a new … Continue reading
Following the example of camping music festivals in Europe, India now hosts its very first music & adventure festival. Part of it are not only different music performances to satisfy every taste, but also a wide range of adventure sports … Continue reading