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Family is Family - Nepal Himalaya

Family life in a remote Himalayan mountain village in Nepal has many similarities to family life just about anywhere.<p>The kids have school homework to …

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Prayer (Mani) Wall - Everest region-Nepal Himalayas

Mani Walls are found throughout the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Usually at higher elevations where Buddhism is prevalent.<p>You should always walk past …

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Rhino-Chitwan-Nepal

To be honest I bricked it when I came across this big fella!<p>Whether wildlife is your principle reason for a Nepal holiday or not, a visit to Chitwan …

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Shop-Bhaktapur-Nepal

Even the shops are colourful and photogenic in Bhakatpur, Nepal.<p>Stunning Newari architecture and incredibly atmospheric. Medieval Bhaktapur is a …

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Nepal Kids

The kids of Nepal are so endearing and photogenic...irresistible and usually very co-operative too, especially if you let them see the photo you've …

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Wild camping in the Himalayas

Away from the busier teahouse treks in Nepal, there are many classic treks like the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek and the Kanchenjunga Trek, where you …

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The ancient spoonlicker tribe of Dolpo-Nepal

OK.....I'm being "tongue in cheek" here....<p>But, really....if you'd spent many hard days trekking to reach the remote and isolated region of Dolpo …

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Rice Field in Bhutan

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Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people

<b>More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials.</b><p>The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to worsen.<p>The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent …

Nepal floods: Elephants deployed in rescue efforts

<b>Dozens of elephants and rafts have been deployed to rescue nearly 500 people trapped by floods in a popular resort in southern Nepal, officials say.</b><p>Several hotels in Sauraha, in Chitwan district, have been inundated, trapping the tourists, many of them foreigners.<p>The floods and landslides caused by …

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Nepal criminalises banishing menstruating women to huts

<b>Lawmakers in Nepal have passed a law criminalising a practice that forces women from their homes during menstruation.</b><p>Under the law anyone who makes a woman observe the custom faces a three-month jail sentence and a $30 (£23) fine.<p>The practice, known as chhaupadi, has been in the spotlight recently …

Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem

Unless we rethink our holiday choices, the damage and destruction to global beauty spots can only grow<p>Nearly 30 years ago, researching for a Guardian series on global population pressures, I interviewed the zoologist Desmond Morris. During that interview, Morris said something that was hard to …

Travel

AMAZING MUSTANG -The Land beyond the Himalaya

Talk about remote. The region of Mustang lies behind the Himalayas on the Tibetan plateau. Nowadays this region is more accessible than ever thanks …

Rare tiger caught on camera in Bhutan forest

Imagine spending a month camped in a mountain forest in the middle of Asia hoping against the odds for a chance of seeing and photographing a rare …

Indian police sack couple for faking climb to Everest summit

Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod doctored photographs to support claim they had reached world’s highest mountain peak<p>Two Indian police officers who falsely claimed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest last year have been sacked.<p>Nepal’s government imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on Dinesh …

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Bhutan- The REAL Magic Kingdom

Explore Bhutan on our fascinating illustrated journey through this magical kingdom!<p>Bhutan is renowned for being the country where Gross National …

India police pair sacked over faked Everest climb

<b>Two police officers have been sacked after an inquiry found their claim to be the first Indian couple to climb Everest was fake.</b><p>Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod said last year that they had successfully reached the 8,850m (29,035ft) summit.<p>But police in Maharashtra state on Monday confirmed the …

Outdoors

Himalayan Parahawking

Nepal isn't just trekking.That's definitely true. There used to be a time when you would have to have weeks and weeks of spare time (nice if you can) …

Trekking in mythical Inner Dolpo-Nepal

Remote, isolated and by and large unchanged by the few that venture here as a result. The mystical land of Dolpo was both the setting for the Peter …

Himalayan Mountain Biking beneath Dhaulagiri

At 8167 metres, Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world and makes a great background for a "posey" mountain bike shot.<p>Taken on the …

Panauti-Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

About 30km from the bustling metropolis of Kathmandu, but a world apart, the ancient traditional Newari town of Panauti with its ornate temples dates …

Sacred Sekong Lake & The Nilgiri Peaks - Annapurna region, Nepal

High above the Kali Gandaki River Valley of Nepal, the tiny mountain lake of Sekong is easily reached on foot from the village of Thasang.<p>This view …

Sherpani - Everest region, Nepal

Taken above Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital in Nepal's Everest region.<p>Niume community<p>{{postData.response.imageUploadPercent}}% …

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Frozen Lakes of Gokyo