In our last blog we introduced you to the Medical Plants of Nepal. Two of the most popular botanical gifts from the Himalayas are Stevia and Goji berries that are becoming increasingly popular in the western world as well. Here in the west coast, we have found Stevia in many stores including Trader Joe’s, Fred Meyer and Whole Foods. Similarly, we have seen Goji berries in the bulk food section at Fred Meyers as well

There is an universal belief that goes like this, “if it’s true, it’s not new. If it’s new, it’s not true.” This belief particularly holds true to the ancient medicinal practice around many areas of Nepal where traditional healing using plant materials are quote prevalent till today. Naturopathic practitioners known as Amchi who gain their knowledge from seniors that have passed on their knowledge for ages. “Medicine is passed down like a religious lineage, from

A narration of Mount Everest National Park, its significance, beauty and our business commitment to continue to be stewards of the mountains and the rich habitat the Mount Everest National Park. SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK Sаgаrmаthа is the name for Mt. Everest in Nepal and 307400 acres of the area around Mt. Everest is the Sаgаrmаthа National Park. In 1979, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Sаgаrmаthа National Pаrk as one of the

Given the fact that the city of Patan is so deeply engraved in every Kathmanduties life, we made it a point to include a trip to the city in any of our trek, tours or adventure packages. Once you visit the place, you will definitely appreciate the art and significance of the place to the people around and not so around. For everyone that lives in the Lalitpur district where Patan is located, the Patan

Mountains and the Mountain People: Mountains have always had a great importance throughout the ages even from the ancient times. Significance of mountains is such that they have been mentioned in all of the books that are followed by different religious groups. Be it Christianity or Islam, both of the religion’s book have had a share of mountains in them. So as a result, it was inevitable for the people also to miss out on

Bird Diversity in Nepal Among the terrain that shifts in altitude in the shortest distance, Nepal ranks at the top where in the span of less than 200km, the altitude makes a whopping drop from the top of the world at more than 8800 meters to 60m above the sea level in the south lowlands known as the Terai. Along the variation in altitude, the climate in different attitude level also fluctuates enabling the terrain

November 11, 2015 MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES While trekking in the Everest range may be only one of the most popular trekking in Nepal, calling the Everest base camp trek the queen of treks would however would not be a stretch. The trek to Everest base camp does not only acquaint you to the queen of the mountains, Mt. Everest, but it also introduces to some of the highest mountains in the world including Nuptse (20th. Highest

Journal of a Travel Segment in Nepal. –Bruce Sheehan I will admit. As I flew from Pokhara to Jomsom, my heart beat as if it was going to come out of my ribs. The flight from Pokhara to Jomsom was unlike any other flight I have ever been in. The aircraft flies very close to the mountain as if the wheels or the wingtips are about to touch the mountains. Spectacular scenery of course, but

January 19, 2015 Fond recollections and photographs by Richard Davis – Seattle, WA, USA The problem in sharing my Nepal experience isn’t think of things to write about; it’s paring down the experiences of two intense weeks to just a few of the most interesting items. Remarkable People For people like myself who have never been to Asia, let alone Nepal, the culture shock is real. The traffic chaos, the lack of order in just

Karnali flows through the gorges Rafting in Nepal meets all three of the themes that define adventure travelling by ATTA (physical activity, a connection with nature and cultural immersion). Based on the level of rafting you choose, the physical activities that are involved are proportional; a connection with the nature by default and a profoundly rich cultural immersion that is different in each of the many rafting destination available in the country. Karnali River can