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Weather in Nepal

This small, landlocked, mountainous country lies on the southern side of the Himalayan Mountains between Tibet (an autonomous region of China) to the north, and India to the west, south, and east. It includes within, or along its northern border, some of the highest mountains in the world; Everest rises to 8,848 m/29,028 ft. The […]

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Find peace in Kathmandu

Take a break from the chaotic Nepalese capital in one of these tranquil spots, including ancient towns, spacious squares, hidden gardens and breezy hilltop temples. Kathmandu is an assault on the senses. It is a blend of fume-shrouded traffic chaos, clanging temple bells, cooing doves, the sticky scents of temple food offerings, wafts of incense […]

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Polo-Playing Elephants in Nepal

Known as the “sport of kings”, polo also becomes the sport of giants during the World Elephant Polo Tournament, held every November in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. Known as the “sport of kings”, polo also becomes the sport of giants when players ride elephants instead of horses. Elephant polo, played primarily in countries like India, […]

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A guide to staying well at high altitude

Ideas to help you to prepare, train, stay healthy and reach altitudes you would never have believed possible. High places altitudes of 2,500m and above — demand special respect and preparation. However, with proper planning and the right training, almost anyone can experience the exhilaration of rarefied air. Here are some ideas to help you […]

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Where Buddha was born

A non-Buddhist’s trip to Lumbini, Nepal, raises the question: what compels travelers to visit centers of faiths that are not their own? Scattered across Asia, from India to South Korea, thousands of Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas and pagodas serve as places of worship and reminders of the principles of Buddhism. But none of these architectural […]

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Trekking in the Himalayas

Whether you want to explore the scenic Annapurna Mountain Range or tackle the heights of Everest Base Camp, the Himalayas are home to some of the most impressive peaks in the world and are a real haven for trekking enthusiasts. Now that the Everest region has been deemed safe and travel restrictions lifted, it’s time to dust off those boots.  The […]

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There is a festival in Nepal with a day especially for Dogs

Why haven’t we not all moved to Nepal? The annual Tihar festival in Nepal has a day devoted solely to the celebration of man’s best friend, dogs. Tihar is Nepal’s version of Diwali. The five-day festival occurs in either October or November each year. During the five-day festival, Nepalese pay respect to crows — to […]

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Hooked to the Mountains

Thulakot is a quick fix for those who are infected with the obsession to get closer to the mountains. A boat or two were silhouetted on the inky waters of Begnas Tal (lake). The only sound was the soft rubbing of the fishing nets against the boat as the fisher women gently drew them out […]

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Best 5 Travel Books to read in 2016

1. The Art of Travel, by Alain de Botton A reader recommendation that should be on your must-read list, this book examines the why of travel. What compels us to see the world? From the anticipation of a trip to the act of getting there, being there, and the return, Alain de Botton discusses it […]

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Insider’s guide to Bangkok on a budget

It seems that everyone is going to Thailand right now. Most of our friends thinking of going there and friends who have been there already. Bangkok usually leaves travelers impressed with its many tourist attractions. Let Yeti Holidays be your guide on how to get most out of the food and nightlife. Bangkok actually has […]

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Top 10 Most Romantic Places in the World

When you’re in love, there’s a desire to share it with the world, and it’s a big world out there. Whether you want to shout your love from the top of a mountain or while snorkeling with underwater creatures, there are plenty of places around the globe to honor your soul mate. (Warning: shouting and […]

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Top 10 Things to do in Thailand

1. The Grand Palace This beautiful gold-tipped series of buildings is over 200 years old, and perhaps Bangkok’s most famous destination. Yes, it can feel like a tourist trap, but the complex’s history and grandeur is palpable: since 1782, it has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand). While you’re […]

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