Tag: Kathmandu

How to celebrate Tihar in Nepal

How to celebrate Tihar in Nepal

This post is about how to celebrate the Tihar festival in Nepal. One of the reasons I fell in love with Nepal was because there always seemed to be a festival going on. Tihar was one of my favorite times to be in Nepal.  This 

Festivals of Nepal: a guide for tourists

Festivals of Nepal: a guide for tourists

This post is about the major festivals of Nepal. Nepal is a multicultural country with a long history of diverse ethnicities and religions living together. Each has their own culture and traditions.  As a result, Nepal is a land of festivals with over 50 events 

Bisket Jatra: The serpent festival of Nepal

Bisket Jatra: The serpent festival of Nepal

This post is about how to celebrate Bisket Jatra in Nepal as a tourist. Bisket Jatra is one of the biggest and most popular festivals of the Newar community in Bhaktapur. The 9 day long festival sees a number of different rituals and celebrations that 

Kathmandu valley: Places to visit near Kathmandu

Kathmandu valley: Places to visit near Kathmandu

This post is about the best places to visit near Kathmandu. Many tourists head straight to the mountains to explore the Annapurnas or to see Everest. As beautiful as they may be, Kathmandu valley has its own charms that are often overlooked. History of the 

Kathmandu to Bhaktapur: a day trip guide

Kathmandu to Bhaktapur: a day trip guide

This post is about how to plan your day trip from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur. It is only 12 kilometers from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur, but it feels like a completely different world. Bhaktapur is one of the three ancient medieval cities in the Kathmandu valley. Unlike 

What to do in Kathmandu: a city travel guide

What to do in Kathmandu: a city travel guide

What to do in Kathmandu was a famous song back in 2006. It was the first time I visited Nepal. It was a time of political turmoil. Bandha’s where everything closed down were still very common. And that was what this song was about. What 

Nepali food guide: the best food in Nepal

Nepali food guide: the best food in Nepal

This post is all about the best food in Nepal. Every visitor to Nepal will get to know dahl bath. Rice with lentils is the national dish of the country. However, if it comes to food in Nepal there is much more to taste than 

All Hands volunteers: my experience in Nepal

All Hands volunteers: my experience in Nepal

This post is about how I ended up with All Hands Volunteers and my experience as a volunteer in Nepal with the All Hands and heart earthquake disaster relief program. I have a long history with Nepal.  My first visit was in 2006 as a