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Lo Manthang | The Forbidden Kingdom

The morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom was critical. I knew how unpredictable it could be. Only an hour’s delay later and a rocking and rolling flight between Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri peaks, we landed at Jomsom. After lunch in Jomsom, we set out. The first leg of the day was…

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A Birdwatching Paradise | Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Occupying an area of 175 square kilometers, the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the smallest national park in the Terai plains of Nepal. It lies on the floodplains of the Sapta Koshi River in south-eastern Terai. The grassland area was gazetted in 1976 to preserve the dwindling populations of the…

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Women’s only Hindu Festival, Teej

Teej or Hartalika Teej is the greatest festival of Hindu women all over Nepal, which is celebrated for marital happiness, husband’s longevity and purification of one’s body and soul. This festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, commemorating her union with Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, Himalaya (the father of…

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