Chanting monks. Singing bowls. Prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Snowy Himalayan peaks in the distance. Your Himalayan Airways flight has just touched down in the Kathmandu Airport! On your virtual trip to Nepal, we’ll explore the back alleys of Kathmandu, cross iridescent green lakes in Pokhara, dive deep into the jungles of Chitwan in search of tigers, make a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Buddha, and even trek into the snowy Himalayas to Nepal’s crown jewel, Mount Everest. This immersive virtual vacation incorporates photos, videos, music, and a (slightly fantastical) storyline to guide your trip – no special equipment needed!
Chaotic streets. Colorful markets. Ancient temples. Nestled in a valley and surrounded by Himalayan peaks, the ancient city of Kathmandu is as spiritual as it is urban; a stupa or temple is around every corner, a hidden courtyard through every secret doorway. Our post includes the best things to do and places to visit in Kathmandu, Nepal!
Snowy mountaintops reaching into the sky. Gently bellowing yaks. Fluttering prayer flags. That was my mental image of Nepal before I visited. But now that I’ve been there, my new mental image of Nepal is quite different. It turns out that all the things I thought I knew about Nepal were .. not wrong, exactly, just like … overly simplified. This semi-useful Nepal travel guide addresses questions like: What’s up with squatty potties, though? Is Nepal Hindu or Buddhist? What does “namaste” actually mean? What foods should you definitely try in Nepal, and what should you avoid? Here are 34 things about traveling in Nepal you never thought to ask!