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Ice climbing festival to be held in Manang from Saturday

Ice climbing festival to be held in Manang from Saturday

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Nepal Climbing Team today announced that it will organise the first ever ice climbing festival in Manang next month. According to Vinayak Jay Malla, one of the conveners of the project, the nine-day festival will take place in Humde area of Manang district from February 2. The event is being organised in association with Nepal

Gold rush for Nepal’s ‘Himalayan Viagra’

Gold rush for Nepal’s ‘Himalayan Viagra’

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Nepalese trade in a libido-boosting fungus is booming but experts warn over-exploitation could destroy ecosystem. Siwang, Nepal – An $11bn gold rush is under way in the remote highlands of Nepal to exploit the world’s most valuable fungus fabled for its aphrodisiac and medicinal properties. Trade in Yarsagumba – dubbed the “Himalayan Viagra” for its supposed libido-boosting

Shailung: A hidden land of treasures

Shailung: A hidden land of treasures

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Sailung is a meeting point of nature and religion that is located in the border area of Dolakha and Ramechhap district. It is situated at an altitude of 3150 m southwest of Dolakha district. This place was given Sailung as it has around hundred small hillocks rolling over the whole place like the meadows of

A SHORT HIKE TO MARKHU

A SHORT HIKE TO MARKHU

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Markhu is a small town at the northwestern shores of Indrasarovar, a manmade lake. It serves as a reservoir to the Kulekhani Hydropower Project and is over seven kilometers long full of serene beauty. Only a few hours away from the capital it serves as a great escape from the reality. But in-spite of the close proximity

Heritage in a sketchbook

Heritage in a sketchbook

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London-based watercolour artist Karen Neale is ready with A Fellow Traveller, a title on her sketchbook art of over 100 impressions inspired during her travels to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other stunning locations Q. How did this idea emerge? A. My passion is sketching and painting the world around me. Since leaving school, I

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