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A wedding in remote Nepal

A wedding in remote Nepal

Attending a wedding in remote Nepal We recently concluded a trek to remote Sotang Village Municipality’s village to attend and financially support the wedding of our dear and longest-serving staff Chandra and his bride Manku Rai. We had planned it so our previous and new customers could experience cultural immersion by attending a wedding in…

Upper Mustang trekking general information

Upper Mustang trekking

Upper Mustang trekking – General information The Upper Mustang region lies in the Northern part of the Mustang district in Nepal. It used to be one of the famous trading routes between Nepal and Tibet. The people of Mustang practice Tibetan Buddhism and speak a Tibetan dialect. It once was an independent Kingdom from 1380…

Shamanism in Nepal Himalayas

Shamanism in Nepal

Shamanism in Nepal  A recent anthropological study shows that this is not a single universal Shamanism but multiple forms of Shamanism. The diverse types of mediumistic and Shamanistic practices support this argument in Nepal. Even though the nation’s specific ethnic groups can be linked with particular ceremonial and religious practices, it is beneficial to think…

Schools In Remote Villages of Nepal

Schools in remote villages of Nepal

Schools in remote villages of Nepal. More and more schools are being opened all over Nepal, as people are aware of the importance of education. The government builds most schools. Some children from neighboring villages walk for a few hours to and from a school in a “nearby” village. Many villages have taken the initiative…

Pilgrimage sites of Nepal

Lumbini

Pilgrimage Sites of Nepal Nepal is known for her natural beauty and as a melting pot of two of the world’s oldest religions – Buddhism and Hinduism. With a history that dates back to several thousand years, some of the most ancient religious sites exist here. Buddhists and Hindu pilgrims come to find salvation in…

The People Of Sikkim their culture and religions

The people of Sikkim

The People Of Sikkim their culture and religions. Sikkim has a blend of diverse communities, cultures, religions, and customs. Sikkim is an excellent example of harmonious living between people from different areas and regions. The people of Sikkim are known as Sikkimese. The leading communities in Sikkim are the Lepchas, Bhutias, and Nepalese. However, some…

The People Of Darjeeling, their culture and religions

The people of Darjeeling

The People Of Darjeeling, their culture and religions. The Lepchas and Rongpas (people from the lower elevations) were the Darjeeling Hills’ original inhabitants. They are Tibeto Burman in appearance, although their origin is obscure. The higher population of the people in the Hills is The Gorkhas. They are industrious, enterprising, and speak several languages/dialects. They…

Dashain or Vijaya Dashami

Dashain Festival

Dashain or Vijaya Dashami is the most significant Hindu Festival in Nepal. Dashain or Vijaya Dashami is the longest and most significant Hindu festival that is widely celebrated throughout Nepal. It is fifteen days in length; it falls on the bright half of the lunar month of Ashoj, which usually falls between September/October and ends…

Trek to witness Chandras wedding

Chandra's wedding trek

Chandra’s Wedding Trek Chandra’s Wedding Trek. Witness a traditional Rai marriage ceremony in Rural Nepal. Many of you know Chandra from trekking with him either in Nepal or India or both countries and Tibet. Chandra comes from the Rai ethnic clan of Nepal. Their matrimonial practice is unique. When both the bride and the groom…

Bhutan, the People, Culture and Religion

a group of people posing for a photo

Bhutan, the People, Culture and Religion Bhutan had remained cut off from the outside world due to its remarkable geographical location. Part of this isolation was self-formed to protect its civilizations, unique identity, and independence from the rest of the world. In fact, the nation was observing strict segregation that tourism allowed foreigners to enter…