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India donates one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal

Today Nepal has received its first shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine In an unexpected move of goodwill India has given Nepal its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine. It arrived in the country on Thursday and will be used to vaccinate all of Nepal’s health and front line staff. The vaccine is called Covishield and is the …

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When will Nepal get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Women in red Saris in Teej in Nepal

Is Nepal getting one of the new vaccines for COVID-19? It seems highly likely that in the near future a person will need a COVID-19 vaccine before they can travel, get on an international flight or enter a foreign country. This will probably include Nepal. We’ll save the “no to vaccines” approach for other places. …

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Nepal reopens for mountaineering & trekking: here are the requirements

View from Ganja La Pass

On October 17th 2020 Nepal will allow mountaineers and trekkers to enter Nepal If you’ve been following my regular COVID-19 updates from Nepal you would have known this was on the cards. However, it did take until the 16th of October for an official announcement to be made … Yes, they literally left it to …

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Will Nepal open for trekking and tourism?

Dhaulagiri trekking in Nepal

Should Nepal open for trekking and tourism in 2020? “Should” rather than “will” seems to be the international perspective on Nepal’s 2020 tourism industry. Meanwhile in Nepal, there are few people who think of “should”, the vast majority are shouting “when?” There are those on the outside looking in who are convinced that tourists will …

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Buddha Purnima (Buddhas Birthday) in Nepal

Buddha Statue in Itum Bahal

Buddha’s Birthday is known as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti in Nepal Buddha’s birthday falls on different days across the world due to differing Asian calendars. Usually, it falls in April or May. This always struck me as a bit strange, why does it keep changing? It’s because many of the calendars are lunar based, …

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