Nepal


Let’s start this off by saying, yes Nepal is safe for travelers! Due to what I’m guessing is a combination of what’s covered in the media and a general lack of knowledge about Nepal, many people question the safety in Nepal. I never once felt threatened or in danger while traveling in Nepal. In fact, my experience was the opposite. I was overwhelmed by the...

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When I visited Nepal, I knew I would need to pack differently than I typically might for any other trip. I scoured the internet for the perfect female packing list for Nepal, but I kept hitting the same road block… every single packing list I could find was for trekkers. And I had no plans to go trekking. There are so many things to do...

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I was welcomed to Nepal before I even stepped foot in the country. Since I was flying Turkish Airlines, I had a layover in Istanbul on my way to Nepal. As I was waiting for my connecting flight, these two women struck up a conversation with me. They were currently living in the United States but were from Nepal and were returning to visit friends...

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In the foothills of the Himalayas in southern Nepal sits Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. The entirety of Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout Lumbini there are temples, monasteries, and stupas built by Buddhist communities from countries around the world, which are all located in an area surrounding the birthplace of Buddha that is known as the monastic zone. There are no shops, restaurants,...

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The heart of Nepal is where you’ll find Pokhara, commonly known as the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit. This is the city where many trekkers stay before or after their trek. As the second largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu, it is a pretty crowded city but it’s not quite so chaotic. Pokhara was one of my favorite places in Nepal, as I loved the...

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The morning heat settled instantly on my skin upon stepping off my Turkish Airlines flight into Nepal. I breezed through the visa process since I was towards the front of the line, and quickly found my ride outside. Once the rest of our group arrived and we made the short drive to central Kathmandu, the van was surrounded with a whir of activity. Store owners setting up...

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