Travel

A plethora of short hikes and sweeping views await visitors to Chhaimale

There are numerous short walks to go on and majestic vistas to take in from the village of Chhaimale.

Tsering Ngodup Lama, Jun 20 2019

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A trekker’s guide: How to spend your last day in Kathmandu

Twenty-four hours is not enough time to witness what Kathmandu truly has to offer, but here’s how you can try

Diya Rijal, Jun 13 2019

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How to do the Mardi Himal trek in three days

For those who have limited days at their disposal, the Mardi Himal trek—short but rewarding—is a great choice

Marissa Taylor, Jun 06 2019

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Crawling towards Markhu

Taking the (bumpy) road less travelled to Markhu tested our riding skills and patience, but the reward came in the form of heart-stoppingly beautiful views.

Tsering Ngodup Lama, May 30 2019

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When in Ghale Gaun, do as the locals do

From indulging in local Gurung cuisine to dancing to age-old cultural dances—there’s much to do in this idyllic little village

DIPESH KHATIWADA, May 23 2019

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This is what it’s like to trek the mighty Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Circuit is an exercise in extremes, where one's limits—and resolve—are constantly put to the test by the trails. The Post’s Thomas Heaton spent nine days traversing the rare virgin landscape that has come to be known as one of the best trekking routes in the country.

Thomas Heaton, May 16 2019

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Welcome to the Far West. Here are five things to do in Khaptad.

Although all four neighbouring district can lead to Khaptad, the two easiest ways to reach there are from Doti and Bajhang districts. From Doti, a bus or jeep can take you to Jhigrana, at the foothills of Khaptad. From there, you can get to Khaptad on foot or on a horse.

BASANTA PRATAP SINGH, May 09 2019

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In Mulkot, temperatures are high but the nearby Sunkoshi provides respite

But things started changing rapidly when the BP Koirala Highway was completed five years ago. The highway became the shortest route connecting Kathmandu to the eastern Tarai, and Mulkot became a popular stopover for travellers, turning the sleepy village into a bustling town. Even vacationers from Kathmandu started trickling in.

Tsering Ngodup Lama, May 02 2019

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Across three bridges, up and down a couple of valleys and into relative serenity, Balthali is Kathmandu’s unsung bolthole

Follow Panauti Road until it stops, strap on your hiking boots, then start walking—it’s the best and most practical way to get to Balthali. The road leading to this Kavre village practically turns to sludge on the outskirts of Khopasi, south-east of Kathmandu. Luckily, it gets muddy just in time to mount the first flag-lined bridge that leads there.

Thomas Heaton, Apr 26 2019

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Long eclipsed by Pokhara and Lumbini, the town of Tansen offers much history and abundant natural beauty

Tansen is seeing more tourists than ever, and it is now slowly emerging out of the shadows of its neighbours.

Tsering Ngodup Lama, Apr 12 2019

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Just a two-hour drive from Kathmandu, Bhotechaur offers better views than those from Nagarkot or Dhulikhel

But things got better once I reached Jarsing Pauwa, which is 7 kms from Sankhu. From Jarsing Pauwa, the road narrowed and the vistas got more scenic. There were deep valleys, hills with vertigo-inducing terraced fields, and beautiful hillside cottages of all colours. From Chowki Bhanjyang to Bhotechaur, there were more hills and more terraced fields, which from afar looked like they had been stacked on top of each other.

Tsering Ngodup Lama, Mar 28 2019

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