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Nepal: Walking the Silent Path

In all of Nepal, Mount Kailash has been identified as one of the three most sacred places on Earth. Located in western Tibet, pilgrims have traveled here for nearly 15,000 years, believing their karma will be greatly enhanced by walking or crawling around the 52-kilometer perimeter of the mountain. Seeing holy visions is also not uncommon. This pilgrimage -- also referred to as a kora -- takes place in altitudes as high as 5,600 meters (over 18,000 feet).

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Experience Nepal as a Volunteer

There are a lot of ways to experience the wonder of Nepal; on the back of a bike or horse, while trekking or even in a canoe. However, one of the more unique immersion recipes for experiencing Nepal is by "volunteering". Volunteering isn't for everyone. But the act of volunteerism gives you an opportunity to experience Nepal in ways you never thought possible.

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Nepal, Kingdom on the Roof of the World

Nepal is a small but populous country of approximately 28 million located in the northern portion of the Indian subcontinent between India and China. Its capital is Kathmandu, which has a population of 800,000. Nepal is a land of many climates and varied topography, ranging from humid lowland plains in the south bordering India to the icy reaches of the Himalayan Mountains. Eight of the world's ten tallest mountains are in Nepal, including the tallest of all, Mount Everest. Nepal's renowned Sherpa mountain guides are essential when doing any serious mountain climbing in the upper Himalayas. The most famous of the Sherpas was Tenzing Norgay, who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on the first successful climb to Everest's summit in 1953.

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Paragliding is the Height of Adventure Tourism in Nepal

Adventure tourism in Nepal scales new heights when you go paragliding. This is a relatively new adventure sport in Nepal, but a very fulfilling experience as you soar with the Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites. The view from atop is unforgettable with the lakes, rivers, villages, monasteries, temples, forests and of course the magnificent Himalayas.

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Nepal: Popular Summertime Holy Festivals

This summer, when you're not busy searching for the Yeti or traipsing around the countryside on a yak, take some time out to enjoy a few of the significant Holy festivals that take place during the summer months of Nepal.

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Nepal's Magical Mountains

One of the most well known legends concerning Mount Everest revolves around the 1924 climbing expedition by British mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. The two were seen making a final ascent to the summit on the afternoon of June 24th, 1924 but were never seen again. It is unknown whether either of the intrepid climbers, unsupported by external oxygen tanks, made it to the summit. It wasn't until 1999 that members of the Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition discovered Mallory's frozen body. The purpose of the expedition was to try to locate Mallory's camera, which may have contained film shot from Everest's summit.

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Adventure Travel to the Kingdom of Lo awaits you in Nepal

The northeast district of Nepal near the Tibetan border, Mustang, is part of the Kingdom of Lo and is a challenge for lovers of adventure travel. Mustang gets its name from the Tibetan words Mun Tan meaning fertile plain. Lo was once part of Ngari in Tibet, a collection of feudal domains. It came under Tibetan rule during the reign of the most famous of the Tibetan kings, Songtsengampo. The area is divded by the Gandaki River, and its tributaries. Part of the river's valley, the Thak Khola forms the deepest gorge in the world.

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Experience Unspoiled Village Life during Your Adventure Travel in Nepal

Adventure travel to Nepal has a host of outdoor activities and sport on offer in this charming country that nestles in the mighty Himalayas. You can taste the thrill of mountaineering, river rafting, mountain biking and even bungee jumping and Para-gliding here at rates that are much cheaper than anywhere else. The climate is ideal at any time of the year especially during September to June with warm days and cool nights.

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