Who is Shiva: Man, Myth or Divine?

Who is Shiva? Many stories and legends surround this most prominent figure of Indian spiritual traditions. Is he a god? Or a myth constructed from Hindu culture’s collective imagination? Or is there a deeper meaning to Shiva, revealed only to...

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Tourism is not always linked to development and prosperity

Tourism is not always linked to development and prosperity - Kashif Islam, Kathmandu Feb 4, 2019- Tourism Trap, Lisa Abend’s cover story for a recent issue of the Time Magazine, highlighted the changes brought about by mass tourism in Europe...

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Study warms Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers would melt

Himalayan glaciers feed Ganges, Indus, Yellow, Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers Study warns two-thirds will melt by 2100 if emissions continue at current rate Even if Paris targets are hit, the study estimates a third of glaciers will still melt Two-thirds...

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Millions take the plunge at India's religious mega festival- Khumb Mela

Millions of Hindu pilgrims took the plunge into sacred rivers at the world's largest religious gathering Monday, led by ash-smeared holy men and accompanied by religious chanting. On the most auspicious day of the months-long Kumbh Mela festival, devotees rose...

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Kailash Himalaya Trek 2019 Feb-Newsletter and Promotions

This email contains graphics, so if you don't see them, Click here to view it online. NEWS 20 04 -Feb -2019 Short Treks Quick Adventure            TIJI FESTIVAL OF A LIFE TIME         ...

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China plans major cut in number of Mount Everest climbers for Everest clean up and body recovery

China cuts number of Everest climbers by one-third to plan for mountain cleanup and body recovery China has set up stations to sort, recycle and break down garbage from the mountain, which includes cans, plastic bags, stove equipment, tents and...

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Nepal trekking industry in damage control mode

Nepal trekking industry in damage control mode The Tourism Ministry cracks down on fake rescues, plans to counter negative publicity   Sharad Ojha January 31, 2019 Responding to a slew of reports in the international media about insurance fraud in...

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Chinese Everest Permits Slashed By 33%

China recently announced plans to cap Everest climbing permits at 300 as it ramps up cleanup efforts on the mountain. By Owen Clarke | January 28th, 2019 2019 Everest season—a third fewer than in 2018—in addition to restricting climbing to...

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The Ethics of Climbing Everest

  Xia Boyu's triumph has exacerbated an ethical debate that has been raging for several months: Who belongs on the roof of the world? On Apr. 2, the Chinese climber Xia Boyu stood at the entrance of a Buddhist monastery in...

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Kailash Himalaya Trek 2019 Jan-Newsletter and Promotions

  NEWS 21 14 -Jan -2019 Short Treks Quick Adventure   2019 NEPALESE FESTIVAL CALENDAR INCLUDING TIJI FESTIVAL HIGH HIMALAYAS IN 2019   NAMASTE AND WARM GREETINGS! With the on set of 2019 we would like to welcome you once...

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