Category: Geography

From the humid lowlands to the snow-covered mountains

A Real Himalayan Hike

I finally did get out of the city on Monday, my last full day in Nepal.  The manager of the Social Development Center, Shankar Neupane, also runs his own tour and trekking business.  He took me on a four-five-hour hike up a mountain in a national park in Kathmandu Valley. It was a steep five-kilometer Read More …

Safari in Nepal

We were up early for a 6:00 a.m. departure on our Chitwan National Park safari.  Chitwan is famous for the one-horned rhinoceros and the royal bengal tiger.  It is still the rainy season in Nepal and much of the park is inaccessible.  We came close to seeing a rhinoceros, passing by fresh rhino dung and Read More …