temples in kathmandu

Northern India's kinder, gentler cousin, Nepal is a true Himalayan kingdom. Sharing Everest, the Earth's highest mountain, on its northern border, and with seven more 8,000m (26,246 ft) peaks sprinkled around the country, Nepal has the best trekking in the world. Sitting in a bowl of Himalayan mountain peaks, the capital Kathmandu is surely one of the world's most fascinating cities. For decades it has served as a hub for a multicoloured mix of travellers, trekkers, and hippies from around the world, and in its famous Durbar Square, every day a theatre of Hindu and Buddhist traditions plays out. The warm Nepali people themselves are a study in Buddhism: often very poor, yet sure to beat you to a smile.

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International Women’s Day: Working Harder for Gender Equality

March 6, 2014, 5 p.m.

As we celebrate the 106th annual International Women’s Day this Saturday, March 8th, we recommit ourselves to working harder for gender equality, together as women, men, youth, and leaders of nations, communities, religion, and industry

Valentine’s Day Adventures: 5 Best Treks for Couples

Feb. 14, 2014, 10:57 a.m.

Going on a trek together may not sound romantic in the traditional sense. But it’s these times when we are at our most transparent, when we’ve gone through challenging physical and emotional experiences

G Project: Travellers can change the world

Jan. 27, 2014, 10:13 a.m.

This week, the team from Planeterra travelled to Nepal to break ground in support of the G Project’s winning idea, which after catching the public's imagination this past September, was awarded $

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