Great chariot procession of Janabhaa Dyo (Seto Machendranath)

Seto Machendranath Chariot next to the Annapurna Temple

The chariot festival of Seto Machendranath in Kathmandu is called Janabhaa Dyo in Newari In Kathmandu among the more famous and popular chariot procession is Janabhaa Dyo (Newari) or the great chariot procession of Seto Machendranath (Hindu) in the spring. There are several chariot processions across the year in Nepal. The most famous is Bisket …

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Nepal restarts visa on arrival for vaccinated tourists – no quarantine needed

Tetang Upper Mustang Trek

Getting a visa on arrival is once again available in Nepal Someone was obviously listening two weeks ago when I wrote about the situation in Nepal 2021. Late last week it was announced that Nepali immigration are now reinstating visas on arrival for all vaccinated visitors with no quarantine!  There are, however, some necessary steps …

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How is Nepal doing in 2021?

Three trekkers in Nepal

Nepal heads into its fourth trekking season with not much happening Normally at about this time of year we’d all be gearing up for the peak visiting season in Nepal. It’s when the best weather arrives and tourists arrive to soak in the sun, mountains, culture, and lifestyle of the Himalayan nation. This year, like …

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Kathmandu Valley Heritage Walks print (second edition) now available

Kathmandu Valley Heritage book in bookshop

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Walks in paperback (second edition) I’m delighted to announce that my first of its kind Kathmandu Valley Heritage Walks book is now available in print internationally! It’s been an epic 10+ year project that not even the pandemic could stop.  Please note: If you bought the first edition of this book, then …

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First Everest summit expedition cancelled due to rising COVID-19 infections

Mount Everest Panorama

In the middle of the Everest climbing season Nepal is also in the middle of a second COVID-19 wave The Austrian expedition company Furtenbach Adventures announced on Saturday that they were cancelling their attempt at climbing Mount Everest this season. Such calls are usually made due to bad weather. In 2021 it was due to …

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