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Written by specialists to inform and advise about travelling to Nepal, the Himalayas, and surrounding countries in Asia.

Open Evening: Botany in Nepal

Open Evening: Botany in Nepal

In October we have a very special Open Evening for you: We are inviting Dr Mark Watson from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Dr Watson knows about the flora of Nepal like no-one else and will give you an introduction to the incredible diversity of plants in this...

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Himalayan Treks for Beginners

Himalayan Treks for Beginners

Britain's big magazine "Climber" features on its homepage our guide to Himalayan Treks for Beginners. Check it for information about easy treks in the Annapurna region and the Kathmandu valley! Even without any previous trekking experience you can get really close up...

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Earthquake in India and Nepal

Earthquake in India and Nepal

On Sunday an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale hit north-eastern India and Nepal, followed by two aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3. The earthquake could be felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, Tibet, Bangladesh and Bhutan. At least...

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Horses with Trunks

Horses with Trunks

India is home to a very special breed of horse: the Marwari warhorses. With their inward curved ears they do not only look very decorative, they are also bred to fight enemies on elephants and to withstand the sizzling desert heat. The Rajput, "Sons of Kings" in...

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Money Does Grow on Trees!

Money Does Grow on Trees!

For many people in Nepal felling trees and selling firewood is their only source of income. When the women of Dolakha were told not cutting the trees could earn them money they couldn't believe it at first. Cash incentives worth 95,000 US dollars had been awarded to...

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Jet-setting Mouse Cancels Flight

Jet-setting Mouse Cancels Flight

A tiny mouse caused a flight cancellation after deciding to board a Nepal Airlines flight from Kathmandu to Bangkok on Monday. Some of the 127 passengers had already boarded the plane, when an air hostess spotted the mouse scurrying across the cabin. The hostess...

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Open Evening: Gap Year – Prepare & Enjoy!

Open Evening: Gap Year – Prepare & Enjoy!

Himalayan Footsteps would like to invite you to an open evening talk on Gap Years. Book here, it's free: http://himalayan-gap-year.eventbrite.com Olly Margry, an experienced Gap Year traveller, will tell you almost everything you need to know about Gap Years; How to...

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Mount Kailash – The Holy Mountain

Mount Kailash – The Holy Mountain

In the west of Tibet you can find the most holy mountain in the world: Kailash. The mountain dominates the landscape with its distinctive four-sided peak. The four walls of the peak are facing the cardinal directions, the southern wall is marked by a vertical cleft,...

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