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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. The high-noon sun mercilessly reflected off glittering piles of micaceous sand, eroded from the surrounding mountains. My pack was growing heavier by the moment and...