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Climbers Welcome Reduction in Off-Season Climbing Fees

Nepal is a beautiful and fascinating country that is very popular with mountaineers aspiring to conquer some of the majestic mountains that make this country unique. In an effort to encourage mountain climbing enthusiasts to visit Nepal during off-peak seasons, Tourism Ministry authorities have reduced mountain climbing fees for all 326 mountain peaks open to climbers, including eight of the world’s fourteen peaks that are above 8,000 meters.

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Ranjitkar – Traditional Fabric Dyers of Nepal

The word Ranjitkar refers to people who work with color and is the name of a historic caste in Nepal. There is not much documented about the Ranjitkar in ancient times, but they are mentioned in Jayasthiti Malla’s declaration of the castes and sculptures from those times, as they were known for their talent to create magnificent colors through dyeing techniques. Today, a little more is known of this mysterious group, and small groups of Ranjitkars are still present in modern Nepal, although they too have adjusted their lifestyle, as most have, to grow with the changing times.

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Visit the Fascinating Mustang Eco Museum

Situated about a fifteen minute walk from Nepal’s Jomsom airport, the Mustang Eco Museum allows visitors a fascinating glimpse into the ancient history and culture that shaped this beautiful part of the world. Visitors can spend a few pleasant hours viewing all the exhibits in the museum, which includes a fascinating collection of beads, bones, ceramic vessels and pendants, recovered from the ancient burial caves of Mustang, and many of which date as far back as 800 BC.

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Devghat – Religious Retreat

The village of Devghat, situated about five kilometers north-west of Narayanghat in Nepal, is renowned for its pervading atmosphere of tranquility. Resting in an area where the Kali Gandaki and Trisuli Rivers converge to form the Narayani River, which goes on to flow into the great Ganges River, Devghat is considered by Hindus to be a most holy place. This is also the spot where wooded hills meet wide open plains, adding to the exquisite beauty of the landscape of this popular pilgrimage destination.

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