Lumbini, where Buddha was born. On September 29, the group of six Mr. Laursen Peder, Ms. Laursen Alice, Ms. Lille Lilly, Ms. Norstrand Gerda, Mr. Scharff Kristian and Mr. Soelberg Per were cordially received by Explore Himalaya at the Sunauli border. They were escorted to their hotel. Once they recreated themselves from the long [...]
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The number of Hindu pilgrims visiting Muktinath has risen sharply according to the data collected by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Around 150 pilgrims mostly from India are visiting to Muktinath Temple daily. In the past years the average visitor figure during peak season stood at around 50. While some pilgrims fly from Pokhara to [...]
Trek through the remote Karnali river valley in western Nepal, before crossing into Tibet. Explore ‘Guge Kingdom’, the repository of ancient Tibetan civilization and Mount Kailash, the holiest pilgrimage site in Tibet. This trek begins from Simikot and weaves across some of the least frequented trekking trails in western Nepal. Following the Karnali river , [...]
Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya World Center for Peace and Unity (LUM), the largest Buddhist temple and meditation hall in Lumbini will be opened for public this April. The building which covers an area of 48,600 sq.ft. took five years to complete. Touted as an eco-monastery, the building’s design incorporates maximum use of natural light and will [...]
The Marker Stone, Nativity Sculpture and the Ashoka Pillar are the three most emblematic monuments at the Maya Devi Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Lumbini. Conservation work on these three monuments to save them from further deterioration will begin this April at the initiative of UNESCO. A team made up of international and national [...]
Mahashivaratri (Lord Shiva’s Night) will be observed tomorrow. Pilgrims from all over Nepal as well as India are already thronging Gaushala, the site of the Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest shrine in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva. More info at Mahashivaratrti – The Night of Lord Shiva.