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The Majestic Ranighat Palace

Nepal is a country filled with culture and history and has many breathtaking sites that are a little off the beaten path. Outside the small town of Palpa, between two of the most frequented Hindu pilgrimage destinations, namely Ridi and Ramdi, is the spectacular Ranighat Palace. Its construction site overlooks the Terai plains, the unpredictable tides of the Kali Gandaki River and the surround mountain landscape, on which the palace is built.

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Trekkers Information System – Promoting Safety

The majestic mountain peaks of Mount Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Lhotse, and others like them in Nepal, have attracted thousands of trekkers each year. Some enjoy casual trekking to purely take in the landscapes and marvel at nature; while others come to Nepal to challenge their bodies, their minds and their determination.

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The Mysterious Shrine of Manakamana

The legends that surround ancient monuments and shrines have always intrigued foreign visitors, and the stories lure them to visit these attractions. Many tourists come to Nepal to explore the magnificent architecture and design of the old buildings. The engineering feats that were accomplished are breathtaking, and the mystery and atmosphere of the monuments can almost be felt in the air. One of these spectacular monuments in Nepal, which has become a popular tourist attraction, is the shrine of Manakamana.

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The Berghaus Yak Attack 2008

Mountain bike and road running enthusiasts are preparing for battle in the increasingly popular Berghaus Yak Attack – a road runner versus mountain biker race held along the Annapurna circuit in the Himalayas of Nepal, from March 6 through to March 18, 2008. This grueling circuit provides many exciting challenges for even the most seasoned athlete.

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The Unique Experience of Parahawking

In 2001 the owners of Sunrise Paragliding in Nepal, Rajesh Bomjan and Adam Hill, quite by chance met up with Scott Mason, a falconer from England. Realizing that birds of prey rely on thermals to assist them in gliding long distances, in much the same way as paragliders do, these three men decided to blend the modern techniques of paragliding with the ancient art of falconry – the result of this collaboration is parahawking.

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Maha Shivaratri – Honoring Lord Shiva

The Lord of all Lords in the Hindu religion is Lord Shiva, and his home was in Nepal. The festival of Maha Shivaratri is therefore one of the biggest and most celebrated events of the year. Lord Shiva is also known as the God of Destruction or Destroyer of Evil, and the day of his creation is the day that is honored and celebrated by the Hindu followers. The festival is held on the thirteenth night until the morning of the fourteenth day, in the month of Phalguna, as indicated on the Hindu calendar. Visitors are welcomed at the ceremonies, and invited to join in on a unique opportunity to experience the festival first hand.

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Trekking in Beautiful Helambu

The exquisitely beautiful area of Helambu, situated about 30 kilometers north of Kathmandu in Nepal, is a popular and easily accessible destination for tourists who enjoy trekking. The valley is renowned for its natural beauty and temperate climate which makes trekking enjoyable throughout the year, except during July and August which is monsoon season.

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The Legends of Kasthamandap

Legend tells us that the Kasthamandap pagoda was constructed through a deal made between a tantrik priest and a Machhindranath disciple centuries ago. The disciple (also said to be a god of wood, in some versions), Gorakhnath, morphed into human form to attend a chariot procession and festival that was held in Nepal. Unfortunately, a tantrik recognized him and cast a spell on him so that he was unable to leave the settlement, now known as Kathmandu. Gorakhnath was desperate for freedom and asked to make a deal in exchange for being set free. The tantrik agreed and told Gorakhnath that his only desire was to have enough materials to build a temple. Soon, the tantrik found a massive tree that was growing on his property. It was big enough to build the entire temple from its wood, and the Kasthamandap came into being.

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