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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Fully clothed worshipers immerse in the freezing cold holy pools in front of Muktinath, one of the eight most sacred Hindu shrines in the world

More than worrying about whether I would be able to carry my heavy backpack while trekking the Lower Mustang area in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, I was concerned about altitude...

Incessant winds rip dwn from the mountains every afternoon in Lower Mustang, shredding prayer flags on the hilltop monastery

I stood on the stairway leading to the Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayan town of Marpha, holding onto the railing for dear life as as gale force gusts shredded the gauzy...

Looking back on Kagbeni during a day trek to Eklibhatti

There was no hint of shade. Glittering piles of grey-white sand, the result of wind and rain-eroded micaceous rock from the surrounding mountains, carpeted the valley floor and the high-noon sun...

Serenity reigns supreme at the Garden of Dreams

Outside, motorcycle horns screamed and taxis dodged pedestrians streaming through the narrow streets of Thamel, the backpacker district of Kathmandu. The ever-present dull gray smog was matched at street level by...

Three Sisters Trekking Company and Hotel

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Paying to Volunteer - Scam or Legitimate Social Program?Sarita was only 13 years old when her parents sold her to the...

Thousands of people cram into every square inch of the square

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu ValleyAt least one person dies each year at the Bisket Jatra Festival (Nepali...